Tonight I’ll be speaking to a group working on saving the Ventura River. The river once had a very large steelhead run, and I’m told a salmon run. Today, it is home to the homeless. I would love to see the river restored to a more pristine state, and I would love to have steelhead fishing so close to home.

I’ll talk about the environment as a luxury good. People who don’t know where their next meal is coming from don’t much care about the environment. It is also true that rich working women have very few children.

Obvious conclusion: Capitalism and Feminism can save the world.

For the Ventura River, we need to see some investment is removing the Matilija Dam, cleaning up the old oil refinery, and improving the sewage plant’s output.