As observed here yesterday, the attitude of California gov. Jerry Brown might just come back to bite him (and the state).
In December, Gov. Jerry Brown asserted California’s independence and blasted President Donald Trump for dismissing climate change.
After asserting that an independent California could do just fine on its own, per the "CalExit" crowd, they've run up against some cold, hard realities: they need a couple hundred million dollars to fix a 30-foot gash in their Oroville Dam spillway, they also need millions more to fix some other issues:
On Friday, the governor turned to his potential nemesis for help — specifically, asking the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to declare a major disaster after the state was hammered by storms, floods and mudslides.
Brown figures that cleanup costs will run to at least $162 million. This sort of thing might negatively impact the whole California secession movement down there, as it seems clear that despite assertions to the contrary, the state actually can't do just fine on its on.
Brown attacked Trump’s energy and environmental policies at a forum for scientists in December. The governor vowed to protect climate research and policies aimed at curbing global warming. “We’ve got the scientists, we’ve got the lawyers and we’re ready to fight,” Brown told the audience.
Well, fight away, Moonbeam. Looks like you'll need a little cash for road construction down there on Highway 35, as well.
Quite the pot-hole, there. Fight on, Jerry, fight on.