California Drought: Governor Jerry Brown Defends Water Restrictions

April 5, 2015 10:21 PM

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California Drought: Governor Jerry Brown Defends Water Restrictions

Governor Jerry Brown defended his state’s new mandatory water restrictions on Sunday as critics claim they largely spare some farms that consume much of California’s water.

The state’s farms account for 80% of its water consumption but only 2% of its economy, according to the think tank Public Policy Institute of California. But Brown asserted in an ABC News interview taking water away from farmers could create a number of problems, including displacing hundreds of tho...

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