Governor Newsom: State To Sue Feds Over Endangered Delta Fish

Here’s more from the Bee’s story:

In a 610-page environmental report, Newsom’s administration said the Trump plan — which is designed to increase water supplies for San Joaquin Valley farmers, some of Trump’s political allies — was simply unacceptable. “As stewards of this state’s remarkable natural resources, we must do everything in our power to protect them,” Newsom said in a prepared statement. …

Although Newsom has sparred with Trump over everything from greenhouse gases to immigration, the governor’s sharp rebuke to Trump’s plan for the Delta — one of the largest environmental issues facing the state — wasn’t a foregone conclusion.

Newsom has tried to reach out to Valley farmers on water issues, and in September he infuriated environmentalists by vetoing Senate Bill 1, which would have effectively blocked every environmental initiative launched by the federal government since Jan. 20, 2017 — the day President Donald Trump took office.