According to the story, Klamath Basin farmers are faced with losing an electrical rate subsidy that will likely result in river water being restored to the river for fish. When given the opportunity to frame this as an unfortunate turn of events for local farmers who have been lured into building their lives around an unsustainable, ill-conceived, and non-free market subsidy, Mr. McCarthy chooses instead to thumb his nose at the farmers, saying this will bring "everything back into balance."
Once again this reinforces the notion that conservationists always will put people (especially rural people) last.
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