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Category: California's Water Crisis

Carly Issues Statement on San Joaquin Water Allocations

June 15, 2010

“There are only two things that can get water flowing into the Central Valley again: an act of Congress, and an act of God. Since Congress, under Barbara Boxer’s leadership as chairwoman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, has failed to act, the only relief Central Valley residents have seen thus far has come as the result of an act of God in the form of increased rainfall.”

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Carly on Temporary Relief from Delta Pumping Restrictions

May 26, 2010

“I applaud Judge Wanger for his recognition that the desire to protect a native fish must be balanced with the urgent need to protect the Central Valley economy and the families, businesses and communities whose livelihoods depend on the water that flows through the Delta pumps.”

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Carly Fiorina Issues Statement on Ruling in Delta Pumping Suit

May 19, 2010

“I am encouraged by Judge Wanger’s statement today, which confirmed that the federal government had not taken into account the human consequences of shutting off water flow to communities across the San Joaquin Valley.”

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Carly Wins Republican Senatorial Debate

May 06, 2010

“Tonight, Carly again proved that she is the Republican candidate best positioned to defeat Barbara Boxer this fall. She demonstrated a clear and profound grasp of all the issues, and she showed that she’s not afraid to stand behind her proven record of leadership in tough times and her staunch fiscal conservative values.”

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Debate Fact Check #4: Water

May 06, 2010

THE TRUTH ABOUT…Carly’s opinion on California’s water infrastructure needs.
CLAIM:
Carly supports a wasteful $11 billion water bond.
FACT:
Although the water package passed last year isn’t perfect, it does represent a critically important step in addressing California’s long-term water needs. The last opportunity to fix the underlying problems failed 25 years ago; California’s farmers, families and communities [...]

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California Farm Bureau Endorses Carly

April 07, 2010

“By working to cut taxes and reduce the burden of unnecessary regulation, she will help to restore California’s competitiveness. Carly Fiorina will help family farms and other businesses throughout California.”

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Carly on increased water allocations

March 16, 2010

“The increased allocations do represent a step in the right direction, and I am pleased the federal government can offer some relief from the devastation caused by our state’s water crisis. However, there is much more that the U.S. Senate can and must do.”

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Carly Fiorina Renews Call for Senate Action to Restore Water Flow

February 26, 2010

SACRAMENTO, CA – U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina today issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s announcement that it plans to deliver 30 percent of water allocations to the Central Valley Project this year and the California Department of Water Resources’ announcement that it plans to deliver 15 percent of [...]

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Carly Fiorina Urges Senate to Pass Amendment Delivering Much-Needed Water to Central Valley

February 12, 2010

“Over the last few years, 400,000 acres of farmland have been fallowed, permanent crops have been uprooted and tens of thousands of people have lost their jobs due to the lack of water in the Central Valley. The current situation demands immediate passage of an amendment to temporarily suspend the biological opinion that turned off the Delta pumps.”

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Carly Fiorina Calls Federal Water Delivery Announcement Just a Drop in the Bucket

January 27, 2010

“This action is a drop in the bucket when it comes to effectively addressing our state’s massive water crisis, and it represents the continued unwillingness of Democrats like Barbara Boxer to take the swift action necessary to provide California’s farms, families and communities with the water they so desperately need.”

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Carly Fiorina Condemns Barbara Boxer's Refusal to Take Immediate Action to Bring Relief to Bakersfield's Farming Community

December 18, 2009

Carly Fiorina today discussed the impact of the state’s severe water crisis on Bakersfield’s economy and called on Senator Barbara Boxer to take immediate action to bring relief to the farming community at Kern Machinery, a local, family-owned farm equipment business in Bakersfield.

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Barbara Boxer Fails to Protect Central Valley

December 07, 2009

“Already, more than 40,000 Central Valley residents have lost their jobs as a result of the region’s lack of water, and job losses will only continue to increase because Boxer refuses to lift a finger to help get water flowing again.” Read more…

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Carly Fiorina Issues Statement On Record Low State Water Project Allocation

December 01, 2009

SACRAMENTO, CA – U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina today issued the following statement after the California Department of Water Resources announced that allocations to State Water Project (SWP) contractors will only be 5 percent of requested deliveries, the lowest initial allocation figure in the history of the SWP.
“Today’s announcement further underscores the urgency of our [...]

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Carly Fiorina Applauds Comprehensive Water Plan, Calls for Federal Action at Fresno-area Town Hall Meeting

November 05, 2009

Carly Fiorina Applauds Comprehensive Water Plan, Calls for Federal Action at Fresno-area Town Hall Meeting
Says Boxer has turned a deaf ear to tens of thousands of Central Valley farmers and workers
Clovis, CA – Speaking with local residents at a town-hall style meeting at Wawona Frozen Foods, one of California’s leading agri-businesses, U.S. Senate Candidate Carly [...]

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In Case You Missed It: Carly Fiorina: Restore water flow to the Valley, from The Fresno Bee

October 12, 2009

by Carly Fiorina
Common sense would tell us that it shouldn’t take an act of Congress to put the urgent needs of people ahead of a small fish. Apparently it does.

The day began with a visit to a local farm and a thorough briefing by water and agriculture experts. They provided a realistic assessment of [...]

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