For Immediate Release
October 25, 2018
California Proposition 3 on the November 6 ballot would authorize borrowing $8.8 billion in state bonds for various water-related infrastructure and environmental projects. While some of these projects could benefit the environment, much of the money spent would serve corporate agriculture, while taxpayers pick up the tab.
Statement from Adam Scow, California director, Food & Water Watch
“Food & Water Watch opposes Proposition 3 because it would stick Californians with nearly $9 billion of new debt to fund water projects benefitting special interests. For example, the money could be used to fund wasteful new dams and other projects that would funnel water to corporate agribusinesses at taxpayer expense. Agribusiness is already the biggest abuser of California's water and it is plain wrong to saddle Californians with more debt to perpetuate its water exploitation. While there are a few good items in Proposition 3, they cannot make up for the bad items, and we recommend voters reject this measure.”