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CSPA Settles Lawsuit Against City of Watsonville

On 30 September 2014, CSPA settled a Clean Water Act lawsuit against the City of Watsonville for violations of the California General Industrial Stormwater Permit. The City operates a 1.6-acre Material Recovery Facility, a 5.8-acre Corporation Yard and a 100-acre … Continue reading

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CSPA Settles Lawsuit Against Sacramento Auto Dismantler

On 27 September 2014, CSPA settled a Clean Water Act lawsuit against Pick and Pull Auto Dismantlers, Pick and Pull Auto Dismantling, Inc., and Norprop, Inc. (collectively, PNP. for violations of the federal Clean Water Act and California’s General Industrial … Continue reading

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CSPA Settles Lawsuit Against Rocklin Auto Dismantler

On 26 September 2014, CSPA settled a Clean Water Act lawsuit against Pick and Pull Auto Dismantlers, Pick and Pull Auto Dismantling, Inc., and Norprop, Inc. (collectively, PNP. for violations of the federal Clean Water Act and California’s General Industrial … Continue reading

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CSPA Submits Comments and Testifies at State Board Workshop on Delta Water Availability

On 24 September 2014, CSPA testified at a State Water Resource Control Board (State Board) workshop regarding a proposed order on Central and Southern Delta Water Availability and Use. CSPA had previously submitted comments on 15 September. The stated purpose … Continue reading

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CSPA Submits Comments and Testifies on State Board Hearing on Order Denying Petitions for Reconsideration of Emergency Orders

On 24 September 2014, CSPA testified at the State Water Resource Control Board’s (State Board) hearing on the draft Order denying petitions for reconsideration and addressing objections regarding the Temporary Urgency Change Petitions (TUCP) for operation of the State Water … Continue reading

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CSPA Settles Lawsuit Against Santa Cruz Concrete Facility

On 24 September 2014, CSPA settled a Clean Water Act lawsuit against Las Animas Concrete & Building Supply for violations of the California General Industrial Stormwater Permit. Las Animas operates a 2.4-acre concrete production plant in Santa Cruz, California. The … Continue reading

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CSPA Settles Lawsuit Against Lincoln Ready-Mix Plant

On 24 September 2014, CSPA settled a Clean Water Act lawsuit against Syar Concrete, LLC and Syar Industries, Inc. for violations of the Clean Water Act and California’s General Industrial Stormwater Permit. Syar operates a readymix concrete batch plant facility … Continue reading

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CSPA Files Comments and Objection to June Lakes TUCP Petition and Order

On 19 September 2014, CSPA submitted comments and a formal objection to a temporary urgency change petition and order regarding a change in required minimum flows past the June Lake Public Utility District’s (JLPUD) Fern Creek diversion facility. CSPA pointed … Continue reading

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CSPA, Coalition Submits Amicus to Supreme Court in Scott River Case

On 19 September 2014, CSPA, Karuk Tribe, California Coastkeeper Alliance, Northcoast Environmental Center, Friends of the Eel River and Clean Water Action submitted a Amici Curiae letter to the California Supreme Court regarding the appeal of Siskiyou County to the … Continue reading

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CSPA Settles Lawsuit Against Sacramento Concrete Facility

On 14 September 2014, CSPA settled a Clean Water Act lawsuit against Jensen Precast for violations of the California General Industrial Stormwater Permit. Jensen Precast operates a concrete product manufacturing and fabrication facility in Sacramento, California. The lawsuit alleged that … Continue reading

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CSPA, Coalition Issue Comments on BDCP Scoping Process

On 10 September 2014, CSPA, Friends of the River, the Environmental Water Caucus and California Water Impact Network sent a letter regarding the scoping process for recirculated Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) documents. BDCP announced that it would shortly announce … Continue reading

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CSPA, Coalition Submits Information to Regional Board on Grassland Bypass Project

On 8 September 2014, CSPA and a Coalition of environmental and fishing groups, responding to a request by Central Valley Regional Board Chair Karl Longley, provided information on the estimated reduction in discharges of drainage, salt, selenium and boron from … Continue reading

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CSPA, Coalition Submit Comments on BDCP Reasonable Range of Alternatives

On 4 September 2014, CSPA, Friends of the River, the Environmental Water Caucus and California Water Impact Network sent a letter regarding consideration of a reasonable range of alternative in any recirculated draft Plan, EIR/EIS and Implementing Agreement for the … Continue reading

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CSPA Releases 14-Point Analysis/Opposition to Water Bond

On 3 September 2014, the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance (CSPA) released a 14-Point Analysis and Statement of Opposition to the Proposition 1 Water Bond that is on the 4 November 2014 ballot. The $7.5 billion Bond includes $2.7 billion for … Continue reading

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CSPA, Coalition Request Extension of Review Period for Statewide Pest EIR

On 2 September 2014, CSPA and 14 other environmental and health organizations sent a letter to the California Department of Food and Agriculture requesting a 90-day time extension of the public review period for the Statewide Plant Pest Prevention Programmatic … Continue reading

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EPA Comments put BDCP on Life Support; Prognosis Poor

The controversial Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) that proposes to construct two 35-mile long tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to divert Sacramento River water to agricultural plantations in the deserts of southern California was placed on life support following … Continue reading

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CSPA Opposes Dam Building Water Bond

CSPA has carefully reviewed the provisions of Assembly Bill 1471, Water Quality, Supply and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014, which is on the 4 November 2014 ballot as Proposition 1, Water Bond, and concludes that it represents a grave and insidious … Continue reading

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CSPA Settles Stanislaus County Well Drilling Permit Lawsuit Against Certain Parties

On 27 August 2014, CSPA and Protecting Our Water and Environmental Resources (POWER) reached a settlement with nine defendants in one of two Stanislaus County lawsuits filed over drilling permits for wells without California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) review.  The … Continue reading

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CSPA Sues Truck Maintenance Facility in Pacheco

On 26 August 2014, CSPA filed a lawsuit against Republic Services Inc. & Allied Waste Systems Inc. for violations of the substantive and procedural requirements of the federal Clean Water Act and California’s General Industrial Stormwater Permit. Republic Services/Allied Waste … Continue reading

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CSPA Wins Major Clean Water Act Lawsuit Against Water Board

The California Sportfishing Protection Alliance (CSPA) prevailed in a lawsuit against the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board (Regional Board) regarding the wastewater discharge permit for the Sacramento Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant (Treatment Plant).  Sacramento Superior Court Judge Michael … Continue reading

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