Governor Kate Brown Directs State Agencies to Conserve Water in Drought

Gov Brown, who’s backing the removal of four Klamath Dams, now issues an executive order for most state agencies to conserve water due to drought conditions.  How long before she issues one like this for everyone else in Oregon? photo from Oregolive.com

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown issued an executive order Wednesday directing [most] state agencies to stop watering the lawns and washing the windows at their offices and facilities amid an ongoing drought emergency.

The order, issued Wednesday (July 7, 2021) also orders state agencies to stop running fountains that don’t recirculate water, bans the planting of new landscaping that requires irrigation and urged state employees to conserve water while on the job.

Nineteen of Oregon’s counties are in drought emergencies and the state experienced a record-breaking heat wave this month.

Brown, a Democrat, said the combination of climate change and chronic drought made her order necessary so the state can “lead by example and show Oregonians that drought is a serious issue — but one that can be managed if we all work together.”

The above content posted at Chron on 7-7-21

Apparently Gov Brown doesn’t think Oregonians are smart enough on their own to take droughts seriously.  This also makes you wonder why then does she want to remove some of the best water reservoirs (needed for fighting wildfires) and affordable electricity providers Oregon has?  Maybe she’s the one who doesn’t understand droughts, fighting wildfires, and real renewable energy sources, or is there more to it?

The full text of Executive Order 21-20 is available here, and is effective through December 31, 2021.

Date: 2021-07-08 07:10

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