California is an oligarchy, exhibit #197,209,008
Wow this seems like a textbook example of big agriculture trying to buy their way out of a problem they created. These fat cat farmers operate in an environmentally destructive and never give a thought to other water users.
Thanks for this much needed expose, Yasha. I'd love to see some on the ground momentum to push back on water rights.
Also it’s hilarious how tacky these supposedly sophisticated old money people are - hawking your plastic water bottles at the sustainability center launch is just, fucking amazing. What vile cretins
Great piece. Lol'd at "looking like he just came off the set of another shitty Basic Instinct sequel, playing himself as an aging sleazy upper class San Francisco playboy". Those photos are truly horrendous and fascinating.
I guess I had already imagined that Fiji water was as bad as you just described it, but I didn’t REALLY know. Wow! If wonderful and fiji water are two of their holdings, what larger firms do they align and partner with?
This is just a test. I got an email saying my subscription has ended, but I didn't end it. Testing...
There was a great feature about the Resnicks in California Sunday a few years ago that did a great job capturing some of the lesser-known facts about their farming practices and water use, and the impact on small farms and farm workers in the Central Valley: https://story.californiasunday.com/resnick-a-kingdom-from-dust/
Are these the "Wonderful" folks?