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And barbers in California they're losing their land their crops and their livelihood all the post debate.
Two inch fish Ainsley Earhardt brings -- this special investigation.
California's central valley is considered by many to be the richest and most productive farmland in the nation.
That this land is being threatened by the small harmless looking Minogue called the delta smelt.
Recently landed on the endangered species list prompting a federal court to shut down vital congress to farmers to help preserve it.
So this is -- pumping station he's come down in the delta here.
-- -- -- -- canal system and makes it's clean there's actually two things that go along together.
Cyril -- as a spokesperson for the -- -- water district a company that oversees the man made complicated water delivery system in the central valley here in coming years Texas and the process.
It was completed in 1968.
For some decades yes all the farmers along all of this plan there's there's two thirds of the state of California have depended -- Water you can grow their crops.
But the waters turned off here to none of these.
Farmers can expect to get any water that's correct.
Two years ago I wouldn't have been able to do that yes this was a canal full of gushing water here gaining the farmland here in the San Joaquin valley but as you can see it is all -- The pumps were turned off after environmentalists want a federal court case but at least one lawmaker in Washington is fighting back.
You're spending one trillion dollars.
And you want but then what provision.
That would create -- 60000.
This is an insult my constituents and what we have today is a man made drought brought on by laws passed by congress.
To where we're taking the bread basket of the world.
And starving it of water to save a little fish which is outrageous.
Green groups claim the smelter critical to the Delta's ecosystem and -- the Delta's fragile ecosystem were to fail so when the State's main water source.
If we allow huge -- to become polluted or two.
Blues beat the world or for their help -- that ecosystem to collapse we'll lose the supply of water for 23 million people.
But this argument offers little solace to farmers who watched their land go from this send them.
This is our lifeline and you know it was a promise by the government we've kept our word.
A lot of us feel that -- this congress.
Has reneged on their agreement senate continent -- -- Col Upton is a third generation Allman farmer here and he argues that the American consumers should get ready for -- prices to soar.
And food scare is to become a common occurrence.
Very simply I would say do you want to depending where your food supply in California country.
If you think you have problems Dallas Salmonella trying to find out what -- United States came from.
They -- the problem if you have a food scare and your food is being imported from South America -- China -- somewhere.
Representative -- estimates that 37000.
Jobs have been lost -- -- -- issue and that number is rising higher by the day and in one town go to California.
Unemployment is up to an astonishing 40%.
He's saying I can see the tears and.
This has made it happen.
-- -- -- -- -- Don't know what we're -- -- and cast a political.
Well I say -- you.
Joining us now is our own Ainsley Earhardt all right I I can't believe this because in this little fish.
As many as 80000 people going to lose jobs -- shutting off water.
Performs that have been there for what generations generations third generation farmer Sean their grandfathers were were out there blood sweat and tears and ensure -- -- of an aggressive US I would efforts and vegetables and shutting it down because they think the -- could get caught or does get caught in the -- fanatic pumping the water out in the Pacific Ocean and set -- streaming it down to the farmers who live who -- -- -- -- I.
I hit that ended in the roles that job all I would have -- -- to -- isn't -- says up to 80000 jobs could be lost so we're talking not lots of -- food the food bank the line was wrapped around the block because people don't have silly and just turn the water back on.
All they have tradition and you know what we now have their fruits and vegetables from other countries from Mexico and elsewhere from -- we get our oil and everything else that take this is madness this he's.
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