California Watch’s story on corporate farmer Stewart Resnick and Dianne Feinstein sparked a Sac Bee editorial.
Dianne Feinstein was quick to respond in September when a big corporate farmer sought her help in challenging limits on the export of water out of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Unfortunately, she’s rarely shown that level of interest in representing the concerns of commercial salmon fishermen.
They are arguably far more vulnerable to how those flows are regulated. An article by the investigative group California Watch, which appeared in last Monday’s Bee, revealed some of Feinstein’s priorities.
It would behoove Feinstein, and the state she represents, if she spent as much personal time with dry-docked salmon fishermenas corporate farmers who have a fairly limited view on the subject of water. The salmon fishermen’s claim on the water flows that course though the Delta is just as compelling as agriculture’s.