In her op-ed for Time magazine, Carly Fiorina hinted that California’s water shortage is partly caused by the liberal agenda.
The former Hewlett-Packard CEO, and possible 2016 presidential candidate, referenced the ongoing drought as “one that has been brought on by overzealous liberal environmentalists who continue to devalue the lives and livelihoods of California residents in pursuit of their own agenda.”
Fiorina believes the continuous water shortage that plagues California could have been changed if the policies had been different. “Despite the awareness around this issue, liberals continue to develop and promote policies which allow much of California’s rainfall to wash out to sea.”
She said the liberal policies have moved “300 billion gallons of water away from farmers in the Central Valley and into the San Francisco Bay in order to protect the Delta smelt, an endangered fish that environmentalists have continued to champion at the expense of Californians.”
Fiorina added that liberals prevented the building of a new reservoir for decades.
“Largely because of these policies, 99% of California is in some kind of water shortage, according to the United States Drought Monitor, and 67% is experiencing ‘extreme’ drought conditions. Thirty-seven million people are estimated to be affected,” wrote Fiorina.
She said this is a “classic case of liberals being willing to sacrifice other peoples’ lives and livelihoods at the altar of their ideology. It is a tragedy that there is agricultural land in California–the most productive agricultural land in the world–that has been destroyed.”