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Carly Fiorina: Liberals To Blame for California Drought

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Tuesday, 07 Apr 2015 09:15 AM

Potential presidential candidate Carly Fiorina blames environmentalists for the disastrous "man-made" drought in California, saying that liberals "sacrifice other people's lives and livelihoods" for their values.

In an interview with conservative radio host Glenn Beck on The Blaze, the former Hewlett Packard CEO said, "with different policies over the last 20 years, all of this could be avoided.

"Despite the fact that California has suffered from droughts for millennia, liberal environmentalists have prevented the building of a single new reservoir or a single new water conveyance system over decades during a period in which California's population has doubled."

Fiorina, who ran in 2010 for the U.S. Senate in California and is mulling over whether to throw her hat into the 2016 White House race, said that as a result 70 percent of California's rainfall "washes out to sea year after year."

She went on to say, "it is a man-made disaster. California is a classic case of liberals being willing to sacrifice other people's lives and livelihoods at the altar of their ideology. It is a tragedy."

Last week Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown ordered a 25 percent statewide cutback in water usage, although the agriculture industry, which uses four-fifths of the water supply, has been exempted, according to The Huffington Post.

"In California, fish and frogs and flies are really important — far more important apparently than the 40 percent unemployment rate in certain parts of central valley," Fiorina said.

"So the Senate and the president could waive some of those water restrictions. They have been asked to do so, and they have refused to do so."

Despite Fiorina's claim that more reservoirs would have helped the state, there have been considerable arguments during the four official years of the current drought about whether there is enough actual water in California to warrant the building of such a facility, the Post reported.

NextGen Climate, the political group run by billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer that focuses on climate change, blasted Fiorina's comments as completely "irrational."

"For a science denier to opine that Democrats caused the drought in California is about as irrational as believing someone who failed at running a business in California and then failed as a candidate for office in California has any cause to be running for the highest office in the land," said Bobby Whithorne, the group's spokesman.

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Potential presidential candidate Carly Fiorina blames environmentalists for the disastrous "man-made" drought in California, saying that liberals "sacrifice other people's lives and livelihoods" for their values.
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