Category Archives: Clean Farms – Clean Water

CSPA, Coalition Comment on Grasslands Management Plan

On 9 September 2019, CSPA and a coalition of fishing, environmental, tribal and environmental justice organizations submitted comments to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) and the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board (Regional Board) regarding the Grasslands Bypass … Continue reading

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CSPA Wins Huge Ninth Circuit Court Victory

On 6 September 2019, CSPA joined by the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations, Friends of the River, San Francisco Crab Boat Owners Association, Institute for Fisheries Resources and Felix Smith prevailed in a major decision by the federal Ninth … Continue reading

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CSPA, Coalition Win Major Lawsuit Against State Over Farm Pollution

On 10 August 2015, CSPA, the Otter Project, Pacific Coast Federation of Fisherman’s Associations, Santa Barbara Channelkeeper, Environmental Justice Coalition for Water and an elderly woman who was deprived of drinking water because of agricultural pollution prevailed in an important … Continue reading

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CSPA, Coalition Submit Comments on State Board Agricultural Panel Recommendations

On 7 August 2014, CSPA joined the Otter Project, California Rural Legal Assistance, Environmental Justice Coalition for Water, Santa Lucia Chapter of the Sierra Club, Santa Barbara Channelkeeper and the California Coastkeeper Alliance in commenting on the recommendations of a … Continue reading

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CSPA Appeals Sacramento Valley and San Joaquin County/Delta WDRs for Irrigated Lands to State Water Board

On 11 April 2014, CSPA appealed the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board’s approval of general waste discharge requirements (WDRs) for growers within the Western San Joaquin River Watershed and San Joaquin County and Delta that are members of … Continue reading

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CSPA Appeals Westside SJR WDRs for Irrigated Lands to State Water Board

On 7 February 2014, CSPA and CWIN appealed the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board’s approval of general waste discharge requirements (WDRs) for growers within the Western San Joaquin River Watershed that are members of a Third Party Group … Continue reading

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CSPA Submits Comments on Proposed WDRs for Pollutant Discharges from Irrigated Lands within the Sacramento River Watershed

On 21 January 2014, CSPA submitted extensive comments to the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board (Regional Board) regarding proposed waste discharge requirements (WDRs) for discharges of pollutants from farmers within the Sacramento River watershed.  The WDRs will replace … Continue reading

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CSPA Submits Comments on Proposed WDRs for San Joaquin County and Delta Agricultural Waste Discharges

On 17 January 2014, CSPA submitted extensive comments to the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board regarding proposed waste discharge requirements (WDRs) for discharges of waste from farmers within San Joaquin County and Delta area.  The WDRs will replace … Continue reading

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CSPA, CWIN Submit Comments of Westside San Joaquin River Waste Discharge Requirements for Agricultural Discharges

On 2 December 2013, CSPA submitted extensive comments to the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board regarding the proposed waste discharge requirements (WDRs) for pollutant discharges from the Westside San Joaquin River Irrigated Lands Coalition.  The WDRs will replace the … Continue reading

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CSPA, Coalition Sue State over Agricultural Pollution

On 27 November 2013, CSPA joined with Santa Barbara Channelkeeper, PCFFA, Otter Project, Environmental Justice Coalition for Water and an elderly woman on a fixed income who cannot drink water from her tap because it is contaminated with agricultural waste … Continue reading

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CSPA Wins Lawsuit Against Regional Water Board’s Irrigated Lands Program

On 21 May 2013, Sacramento Superior Court Judge Timothy M. Frawley ruled that the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board’s (Regional Board) renewal of the irrigated lands program waiver of waste discharge requirements violated California’s antidegradation and non-point source … Continue reading

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CSPA Appeals Eastside SJR WDRs for Irrigated Lands to State Water Board

The California Sportfishing Protection Alliance (CSPA) and the California Water Impact Network (CWIN) appealed the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board’s (Regional Board) approval of general waste discharge requirements (WDRs) for growers within the Eastern San Joaquin River Watershed … Continue reading

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CSPA Submits Comments on Eastside SJR WDR’s for Irrigated Lands

The California Sportfishing Protection Alliance (CSPA) and the California Water Impact Network (CWIN) submitted joint comments to the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board (Regional Board) on the proposed Waste Discharge Requirements (WDRs) for growers within the Eastern San … Continue reading

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CSPA Sues Regional Water Board Over Irrigated Lands Program and EIR

On 25 May 2012, the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance (CSPA) and California Water Impact Network (C-WIN) filed a lawsuit against the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board (Regional Board) over its extension of the Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program (ILRP) … Continue reading

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CSPA Responds to Ag Coalition Irrigated Lands Program Petition

In June 2011, the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board (Regional Board) adopted another extension of the Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program Waiver and an ILRP Program Environmental Impact Report.  In July, CSPA and C-WIN appealed adoption of the Regional … Continue reading

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Comments on Regional Board proposed dairy monitoring plan

CSPA joined Clean Water Action, Food & Water Watch and Community Water Center in submitting comments on the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board’s proposed monitoring plan for dairies.  Pollutants discharged by milk cow dairies have impaired groundwater throughout … Continue reading

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CSPA Appeals Agricultural Waiver and EIR

The California Sportfishing Protection Alliance (CSPA) and California Water Impact Network (C-WIN) have appealed the extension of the Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program (ILRP) Waiver and the ILRP Program Environmental Impact Report (EIR) adopted by the Central Valley Regional Water Quality … Continue reading

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CSPA Submits Comments on Extension of Agricultural Waiver

On 6 June 2011, CSPA and C-WIN submitted final comments on the proposed extension of the existing Irrigated Lands Program waiver to the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board (Regional Board).  The Regional Board will consider a two-year extension … Continue reading

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CSPA Appeals Irrigated Lands Program EIR to State Board

On 6 May 2011, CSPA and C-WIN appealed the Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) for the Irrigated Lands Program in the Central Valley to the State Water Resources Control Board (State Board).  The Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board … Continue reading

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Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program Public Hearing

A Chance to Restore Fisheries and Water Quality in the Central Valley and Delta The “Clean Farms – Clean Water” campaign with over one hundred California environmental, commercial and recreational fishing, and environmental justice organizations will hold a rally and … Continue reading

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