The Massive Budgetary Engine That Could

The high-speed rail project in California has hit a temporary snag. It seems that the rail authority has failed to follow environmental laws!

Groups representing Central Valley farmers claim in lawsuits that the state agency overseeing the project, the California High-Speed Rail Authority, failed to conduct the thorough environmental reviews required by California law and comply with public meeting laws.

I thought that liberals were slaves to environmentalism and laws designed to “protect the environment?” Sorry! My bad. Those only apply to projects that the liberals oppose. I wonder how much information on spotted owls or snail darters or salt marsh harvest mice has been suppressed to allow this boondoggle to go through?

Please be sure to read the entire article. This gem was also included:

In one of their court filings, opponents say rail officials are spending furiously because they hope “to become so financially committed to the currently conceived section alignment that it will be unthinkable to later choose another course.”

In other words, spend like a socialist now so the taxpaying dupes are in so deep they might as well just finish the damn thing regardless of how much it costs.

Thank you, Governor Jerry If it’s Brown flush it down.


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