Rep. Nunes: Calif. Radicals Set To Storm Rest Of America

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Congressman Devin Nunes

Washington – Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), whom we have previously profiled on the Foundry, visited the Conservative Bloggers’ Briefing today and warned against radical environmental regulations cutting off the livelihoods of millions of Americans, just as thousands have lost jobs in his home district.

“If you want to see the bellwether of this country, you need to look no further than California,” Nunes said, while about a quarter of the present bloggers, who happened to be from California, nodded their heads. “Good thing you’re here because its about ready to fall off into the ocean.”

Nunes proceeded to explain how environmental regulations, designed to protect a 5 to 7 cm long fish known as Delta Smelt, and imposed under the Endangered Species Act in August of 2007, will cause, according to a University of California study, as many as 80,000 farm workers to lose their jobs when over 500,000 acres are forced out of production. Nunes has made a youtube video of the crisis here. “It’s primarily that capital is gone and that the environmental regulations are so harsh that they’ve literally starved the most productive agricultural region in the world. It’s not a drought, they’ve just cut the water off.”