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DiFi Quenches Billionaire's "Science" Thirst
Stewart Resnick gets a little help from his Aspen neighbor

Updated 2:28 PM PST, Thu, Dec 31, 2009

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Getty Images Beverly Hills billionaire Stewart Resnick wants more water for his beloved trees, but all of the Federally-commissioned science so far prefers it stays in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta rather than be pumped south to his 118,000 acres of San Joaquin Valley orchards.

So like any concerned citizen, he sent a letter to his representative in Washington, Senator Dianne Feinstein. Unlike most concerned citizens who send letters, his was then affixed to a request by Feinstein for the Secretary of Commerce and Secretary of the Interior to have a private, third-party, third review of said science.

In the name of "due diligence," naturally.

How might Resnick have earned such willing service from California's senior senator? Might have something to do with the thousands in campaign donations and parties in Beverly Hills and Aspen he's thrown for Feinstein and friends like Arianna Huffington.

Resnick, who's made a mint on everything from home security devices to pomegranate juice, already sells water back to the state thanks to a public-private partnership that gave his agriculture business, Paramount Farms, a 48 percent stake in a water storage system in Kern County, where Paramount's operations are centered.

Fights over water in the state have heated up after a number of years of drought, with voters being asked to approve an $11 billion bond to update water-transport infrastructure and many Central Valley farms lying fallow leaving agriculture jobs scarce.

Jackson West imagines Resnick and Feinstein are sleepless with concern for the plight of unemployed migrant laborers and Hollywood starlets who might wither away, malnourished, without anti-oxidant rich bottled juices.

Copyright NBC Local Media First Published: Dec 31, 2009 12:53 PM PST
all i can say is that they need to build more dams in the mountains and hills instead of diverting northern cal. water south...
why place a band aid on a situation that requires surgery?

Diamond Valley Lake in so. cal was supposed to be a water source for so cal.
Why not build more place like that... now that what I wanna know....
All the people need to start looking at what the long term effects are gonna be by diverting water from north to south.

Im aware by all the reads on this topic that they have had research on all this crap and all. But as a one sided opinion, I dont think reasearchers know their head from their arses.
Thus my "outcry" for more dams in the mountains and hill areas in the southern cal areas.

Man will be his own worse enemy in the future of this state and earth.
Ultimately we will destroy everything we think we are doing right for.......
well said dude