If you’ve been following the story of the environmental constraints to save the delta smelt vs. the need for water by California farmers (it’s been thoroughly exposed by Sean Hannity), you might be surprised as I was to learn that our Senator, Lamar Alexander, voted with the Democrats to keep the farmers dry.
Jim DeMint had proposed an amendment to the Department of Interior’s budget appropriations to sidestep an environmental study that allowed a judge to use it to stop the water flow in California’s Central Valley. This valley is said to produce 50% of the nation’s fruits and vegetables.
Alexander joined the Democrats plus Olympia Snowe, Susan Collins and George Voinovich in keeping them dry.
I have asked Alexander’s office to explain this stunning move. I haven’t heard but I don’t see why this was done.