Category Archives: Enforcement

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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CSPA Files Complaint Against DWR, USBR for Illegal Diversion of Water

On 13 August 2014, CSPA filed a formal complaint with the State Water Resources Control Board (Water Board) alleging that the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) have been illegal diverting and exporting water … Continue reading

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CSPA Issues Notice of Intent to Sue Sacramento Concrete Facility

On 6 August 2014, CSPA sent a Notice of Intent to Hanson Pipe and Precast, LLC for violations of the substantive and procedural requirements of the federal Clean Water Act and California’s General Industrial Stormwater Permit.  Hanson Pipe and Precast … Continue reading

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CSPA Issues Notice of Intent to Sue Afterthought Mine East of Redding

On 6 August 2014, CSPA sent a Notice of Intent to sue Agricultural Management and Production Co, Inc. for failure to obtain an NPDES permit in violation of the federal Clean Water Act.  Agricultural Management and Production operates the Afterthought … Continue reading

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CSPA Issues Notice of Intent to Sue Greenhorn Mine Northwest of Redding

On 6 August 2014, CSPA sent a Notice of Intent to sue Elkhorn Mine LLC for failure to obtain an NPDES permit in violation of the federal Clean Water Act.  Elkhorn Mine LLC owns the abandoned Greenhorn Mine facility that … Continue reading

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CSPA Issues Notice of Intent to Sue Sonoma Industrial Facility

On 31 July 2014, CSPA sent a Notice of Intent to Soiland Co., Inc. for violations of the substantive and procedural requirements of the federal Clean Water Act and California’s General Industrial Stormwater Permit. Soiland Inc. operates a 30-acre industrial … Continue reading

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CSPA Issues Notice of Intent to Sue Gilroy Landfill

On 21 July 2014, CSPA sent a Notice of Intent to Recology Inc. for violations of the substantive and procedural requirements of the federal Clean Water Act and California’s General Industrial Stormwater Permit. Recology Inc. operates the Recology Pacheco Pass … Continue reading

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Court Denies Injunction Sought to Stop Water Transfers to Protect Fish: Delta smelt on the scaffold

On 11 July 2014, Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill, of the U.S. District Court in Fresno California, denied a motion for preliminary injunction to stop the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) from transferring water through the south Delta export pumps to … Continue reading

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CSPA Sues Paradise Recycler

On 7 July 2014, CSPA filed a lawsuit against Northern Recycling & Waste for violations of the substantive and procedural requirements of the federal Clean Water Act and California’s General Industrial Stormwater Permit.  Northern Recycling & Waste operates a recycling … Continue reading

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CSPA Issues Notice of Intent to Sue Gilroy Recycler

On 1 July 2014, CSPA sent a Notice of Intent to Pacific Coast Recycling for violations of the substantive and procedural requirements of the federal Clean Water Act and California’s General Industrial Stormwater Permit. Pacific Coast Recycling operates a one-acre … Continue reading

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CSPA Sues Gilroy Food Processor

On 23 June 2014, CSPA filed a lawsuit against Olam West Coast, Inc. for violations of the federal Clean Water Act and California’s General Industrial Stormwater Permit.  Olam operates a 46-acre industrial facility in Gilroy that manufactures and distributes of … Continue reading

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CSPA, AquAlliance File for Preliminary Injunction Against Water Transfer

On 13 June 2014, CSPA and AquAlliance filed a motion in federal District Court for a preliminary injunction to restrain and enjoin the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) from carrying out or approving the transfer of up to 175,226 acre-feet … Continue reading

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CSPA Sues USBR Over Water Transfers

On 11 June 2014, CSPA and AquAlliance filed a lawsuit in federal District Court against the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) over its inadequate disclosure, avoidance of impacts, and mitigation of major water transfers from the Sacramento Valley through the … Continue reading

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CSPA Issues Notice of Intent to Sue Metal Recycling Facility in Gilroy

On 2 June 2014, CSPA sent a notice of intent to sue Metech International, LLC metal recycling facility for violations of the substantive and procedural requirements of the Clean Water Act and California’s General Industrial Stormwater Permit. Metech International operates … Continue reading

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CSPA Sues Ready Mix Concrete Facility in Lincoln

On 21 May 2014, CSPA filed a lawsuit against Sue Syar Concrete, LLC, which operates a ready mix concrete facility in Lincoln California.  The facility discharges pollutants to Markham Ravine, which flows into Auburn Ravine and ultimately the Sacramento River. … Continue reading

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CSPA Sues Sacramento Concrete Manufacturing Facility

On 21 May 2014, CSPA filed a lawsuit against Jensen Precast for violations of the substantive and procedural requirements of the federal Clean Water Act and California’s General Industrial Stormwater Permit. The 12-acre Sacramento concrete facility discharges polluted stormwater to … Continue reading

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CSPA Files Lawsuit Against Sacramento Auto Recycler

On 21 May 2014, CSPA filed a lawsuit against Pick-N-Pull Auto Dismantlers for violations of the substantive and procedural requirements of the federal Clean Water Act and California’s General Industrial Stormwater Permit.  Pick-N-Pull operates a 15-acre automobile dismantling facility on … Continue reading

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CSPA Issues Notice of Intent to Sue Paradise Recycle and Landfill Facility

On 7 May 2014, CSPA sent a notice of intent to sue Northern Recycling & Waste Services for ongoing violations of the substantive and procedural requirements of the Clean Water Act and California’s General Industrial Stormwater Permit. Northern Recycling & … Continue reading

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