water quality

More toxic algae? The toxic, soupy biomass choking water systems in California

Wine and Water Watch board member Sarah Ryan, tribal environmental director in Lake County has been working for solutions and sounding the alarm for years.  High Country: The toxic, soupy biomass choking water systems in California Click on link for full story Algae blooms in Clear Lake are a public health risk and increase water […]

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Follow the Money: Solano County Supervisors join planners in supporting Caymus winery

Follow the money and weak or no regulations….Solano County wants to be the next Napa despite water resources and traffic gridlock. “We strongly believe the approval of the use permit . . . for a 200,000 gallon winery and related uses will result in significant adverse impacts on the upper Suisun Valley, including the designated

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110 Million Americans Could Be Drinking Contaminated Water

“… We estimate that 21.3 percent of water utilities in the UCMR program would likely have PFAS detections at 5 ppt or higher, and the detection frequency approximately doubles when comparing levels of 5 ppt and 2.5 ppt. If 39 percent of the U.S. population was exposed to PFAS chemicals, this would represent approximately 127

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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{5fc40a96f14c4a6aa4c2a32569b0a57dcc67c0b31eb04c341474283f11b6cdd2} of the waters in California and the arid West. In January, the Trump administration suspended for two years the new guidelines protecting those waters as it scrambles to draft a replacement rule

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Common Dreams reports: Ending Rules to Curb ‘Silent, Tasteless Killer,’ Pruitt Makes It Easier for Polluters to Poison Nation’s Water

Ending Rules to Curb ‘Silent, Tasteless Killer,’ Pruitt Makes It Easier for Polluters to Poison Nation’s Water Polluters wanted the Obama-era regulations weakened. Obsequious Pruitt just obliged. By Andrea Germanos, staff writer   Environmental groups lashed out Friday against the Environmental Protection Agency’s industry-friendly proposal to roll back safeguards for the disposal of coal ash—a

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Sebastopol Water Information Group (SWiG) Letter to County on the Water Element of the Coastal Plan by Jane Neilson, Ph.D., geologist

This letter presents comments from the Sebastopol Water Information Group (SWiG) in response to PRMD’s Draft Update for the Sonoma County Local Coastal Program (LCP). SWiG is a group of west Sonoma County residents and well owners who have hydrological and geological expertise. SWiG collects accurate scientific information on water supplies, water quality, land use

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