State Water Board’s use of unimpaired flows in the Delta’s Water Quality Control Plan update disputed

Water agencies say it’s infeasible; interest groups say it’s the most fairest and equitable approach A broad coalition of environmental, fishing, environmental justice, and tribal organizations which includes Restore the Delta, the Planning and Conservation League, the NRDC, the California Sporfishing Protection Alliance and many others (herein referred to as the interest group coalition), has sent a letter to Felicia […]

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This just in … Groups Sue State Water Board to Prevent Fishery Extinctions

C-WIN, CSPA, and AquAlliance say the regulatory agency refuses to enforce and comply with laws protecting fisheries and water quality From the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance (CSPA), the California Water Impact Network (C-WIN), and AquAlliance, this press release: On 4 August 2015, The California Sportfishing Protection Alliance (CSPA), California Water Impact Network (C-­‐WIN) and AquAlliance, collectively “Petitioners,” filed a lawsuit […]

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This just in … CSPA files complaint against State Water Board and Bureau of Reclamation over Sacramento River temperature criteria

Complaint alleges violations of Basin Plan, WR Order 90-05, CWA, ESA and Public Trust The California Sportfishing Protection Alliance (CSPA) has filed another complaint against the State Water Resources Control Board and the Bureau of Reclamation, alleging the State Water Board has failed to implement and Reclamation has failed to enforce temperature requirements and water quality criteria specified in the […]

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This just in … CSPA files complaint, says State Water Board, Reclamation, and DWR are violating the Bay Delta Plan, D1641 requirements, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, and more …

The California Sportfishing Protection Alliance (CSPA) has filed a complaint with the State Water Board alleging the State Water Board and the federal and state water projects have violated the Bay Delta Water Quality Control Plan and the D-1641 implementing requirements, as well as the Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, the public trust doctrine and the state constitution. The […]

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Groups Sue Department of Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, State Water Board and DWR to Prevent Fishery Extinctions

From the California Water Impact Network (C-WIN), Restore the Delta, California Sportfishing Protection Alliance, and AquAlliance: On 3 June 2015, The California Sportfishing Protection Alliance (CSPA), California Water Impact Network (C-­‐WIN), AquAlliance and Restore the Delta (RTD), collectively “Petitioners,” filed a complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief, under the Administrative Procedures Act, and a Petition for Writ of Mandate, under […]

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This just in … AquAlliance and CSPA file lawsuit against Reclamation over CVP transfers

From AquAlliance and the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance: On 11 June 2014, AquAlliance and the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance (CSPA) 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 Delta to the San Joaquin Valley. USBR […]

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Environmental organizations, fishing organizations, tribes, and Delta stakeholders protest rollback of environmental protections: “Environmental laws are not the cause of water shortages, and waiving them is not the solution.”

The NRDC, the Environmental Water Caucus, the CSPA, Friends of the River, Restore the Delta, and numerous other fishing, wildlife, Native American tribes, and environmental organizations have sent a letter to Secretary Jewell, Secretary Pritzker, Secretary Laird, and Secretary Rodriquez urging them to end the ongoing rollbacks of environmental protections in the Delta.  Three dry years have caused the hardship, […]

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Press release: Delta fish hammered yet again; Fall Midwater Trawl results reveal continued biological collapse

From the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance, this press release: The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) has released the results of the 2013 Fall Midwater Trawl (FMWT), which reconfirms the continuing biological collapse that is occurring in the Sacramento – San Joaquin Delta Estuary. The FMWT conducts monthly surveys from September through December at 100 index stations in the […]

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CSPA Press Release: State and federal water projects violate standards: Delta fisheries plunge in summer of 2013

From the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance, this press release: “The state and federal water export projects continue to ignore regulatory requirements and Delta fisheries have again been hammered by excessive water exports.  The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) has released the 2013 Fall Mid Water Trawl (FMWT) abundance indices of Delta fish.  Fisheries continue to collapse.  DFW also […]

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