Groundwater

Tensions heighten over Shasta Dam

The Trump administration is “pretty clearly setting up an attempt to override state law to build this project,” said Doug Obegi, a water lawyer with the Natural Resources Defense Council, an environmental group. “It hits the holy trinity of destroying…

 

AB 2545, another bad water bill that needs to be stopped

OPPOSE AB 2545           Department of Fish and Wildlife: lake or streambed alteration agreements: definitions. Would redefine “river” and “stream” to exclude smaller streams (ie Class III streams) from DFW jurisdiction for LSA review and permitting. A recipe for increased impacts…

 

Bad bills in California

Bad bills in California legislature, from people who watch…full wording of proposed bill at bottom. From a contact in CDFW: A number of bills have been introduced in Sac that are extremely troubling for cannabis enforcement. DFW is pretty much…

 

Why we need to go local on water

“Right now, if an earthquake severed our connection to the L.A. Aqueduct, the State Water Project or the Colorado River Aqueduct, we would quickly be in dire straits. With a local supply portfolio — balanced between recycled water, captured stormwater,…

 

Water Quality Threatened in West

“The effort is aimed at removing federal Clean Water Act protection from millions of miles of streams and wetlands, including more than 80% of the waters in California and the arid West. In January, the Trump administration suspended for two…