By Rowena Shaddox, Connor Malone | Originally Posted on FOX40
BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. (KTXL) — Candidate for governor Larry Elder visited the Oroville Dam with Congressman Doug LaMalfa Sunday.
He said, among the top priorities for him as governor, will be creating efficient storage for water. Elder said there’s been no improvement to water storage infrastructure in the past 50 years.
Elder also said the state’s forests have been poorly-managed when it comes to clearing them out.
“We’re spending a $100 billion on a bullet train to nowhere,” Elder said. “That project’s going to be stopped. We also have a surplus, I’m told between $40 and $80 billion depending on who you believe, that money will also be used for more fire suppression.”