Ahead of the presidential visit, our politicians would rather bash Trump then address public health issues effectively.
President Donald Trump will be spending the day in Southern California, inspecting the border wall prototypes constructed near San Diego and drawing out the #Resistance in the form of organized protests.
It will be interesting to see if Trump gives US Senator Kamala Harris a fun nickname, especially after her tweet touting the Golden State as the future of the nation.
California represents the future, and if Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions don’t like it, they are in for a fight. It’s time for them to stop playing politics with immigrant communities and start focusing on public safety.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) March 11, 2018
If California is the future, then I feel it is my duty as a resident to give everyone fair warning of what is in store! New regulations approved by the California State Water Resources Control Board allow treated recycled water that comes from city sewers to be added to reservoirs, the source of California municipal drinking water.
The regulations specify the percentage of recycled water that can be added and how long it must reside there before being treated again at a surface water treatment facility and provided as drinking water, according to the Water Board.
“This is a type of indirect potable use — it’s not treated recycle water that goes directly to someone’s house,” said Miryam Barajas at the Water Board. “It’s highly treated.
In fact, San Diego is leading the state in carrying out a sewer-to-reservoir operation. I will simply point out that it is only a matter of time before the system fails, and untreated sewer water ends up in the tap to create a public health crisis.
It is a good thing that Trump prefers golfing to biking. The clean-up of the Santa Ana River Bike Trail (after the homeless encampment was officially closed) generated tons of hazardous waste, needles, and other debris.
More than 400 tons of debris, 13,950 needles and 5,279 pounds of hazardous waste were discovered in Santa Ana River Trail in California between January 22 and March 3.
The waste was from a more than two-mile stretch of bike trail from around the I-5 in Orange to Ball Road in Anaheim, the OCR reported.
Hazardous waste includes human waste, propane and pesticides.
The Santa Ana River Trail was once populated by homeless people, but the encampments were dismantled in late February.
Here is what it looked like prior the the clean-up:
Trump made a few comments ahead of his visit, during his weekly address on Saturday. He accused California leaders of acting “in open defiance of federal law.”
“They don’t care about crime,” Trump said. “They don’t care about death and killings. They don’t care about robberies. They don’t care about the kind of things that you and I care about.”
It also appears our leaders care little about public health, either. I might suggest that President Trump brand our junior senator as “Confused Kamala”. Given her priorities, the name seems apt.DONATE
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