Environmental groups join ranchers
Long Valley ranchers have found support from environmental groups in an effort to prevent the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), the ranchers landlords in Long Valley, from cutting off their water.
Dewatering Long Valley, say ranchers, would signal their death knell and could cause significant environmental damage.
Groups like the Sierra Club and the Audubon Society that usually oppose grazing and cattle are voicing concerns over the dewatering proposal along with local representatives including Mono and Inyo county supervisors and US Congressman Paul Cook, State Senator Tom Berryhill and State Assemblyman Frank Bigelow.
They’ve all written letters to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, which is as good as it gets at this point.