For The Bee to have published an editorial (“So many ways to say OID is looking bad,” Feb. 22) with the tone and allegations directed against a public agency – without the benefit of one phone call to substantiate the board’s opinion – was done with purpose. The “why” will become apparent.
It can be tempting to let the challenges we face in the ongoing drought divide us. But there are examples of diverse interests putting aside differences to actually cooperate to solve problems in the Central Valley and surrounding regions.
It was more terrible news for West Side farmers Friday as the federal Central Valley Project told customers there would be a second straight year of “zero allocations.” That means they’ll get virtually no water. That, in turn, will mean a renewed emphasis on conservation throughout the state.
The Federal Communications Commission made the right call Thursday, ruling that access to the Internet will remain equal and unfettered. We’re happy about it. But we can’t help wondering, and worrying, about unintended consequences that could follow in the wake of this ruling.
The United States is in the final stages of negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a massive free-trade agreement with Mexico, Canada, Japan, Singapore and seven other countries. Who will benefit from the TPP? American workers? Consumers? Small businesses? Taxpayers? Or the biggest multinational corporations in the world?