In California and throughout the West, government officials are trying to "protect" the land at the expense of the people who live there. Here is my latest piece on City Journal California, which details three ongoing battles -- regarding the Delta Smelt, the AB 32 anti-global-warming law and efforts to destroy four dams along the Klamath River. Rural residents are fighting to have some sort of economy to earn a living. The bureaucrats offer nothing but rules, regulations and restrictions. Suffice it to say that the regulators don't worry about where their income or pension will come from.
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