Assemblymember Frazier condemns backroom water deal by Interior Secretary Bernhardt

Friday, November 8, 2019

SACRAMENTO –Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Discovery Bay) condemned the recently announced sweetheart deal for Westlands Water District from former Westlands lobbyist and current Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt, stating that “In the past two weeks, Secretary Bernhardt has demolished critical environmental protections and peddled special favors for his millionaire Ag buddies. The fishers, farmers, and families of the Delta will be devastated by these agreements, which allow Westlands to suck the Delta bone-dry in perpetuity. President Trump promised to drain the swamp. Instead, he has allowed Secretary Bernhardt to sell out the American people with backroom deals for rich Ag tycoons. Our state needs balanced solutions to the growing threats of climate change and reduced water supplies. These political handouts will relentlessly harm my neighbors in the Delta and must be rolled back.”

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Assemblymember Frazier represents the 11th Assembly District, which includes the communities of Antioch, Bethel Island, Birds Landing, Brentwood, Byron, Collinsville, Discovery Bay, Fairfield, Isleton, Knightsen, Locke, Oakley, Pittsburg (partial), Rio Vista, Suisun City, Travis AFB, Vacaville and Walnut Grove.

CONTACT: Galen Dobbins (916) 319-2011 Galen.Dobbins@asm.ca.gov