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The CSPA Weekly Email Newsletter                            March 27, 2009

AB 1253 -- Did you write your letters? If not , there's still time! Here's the link to the sample letters and addresses!

http://www.calsport.org/cspa3-18-09a.htm     

The San Joaquin will flow again! And CSPA was a part of the law suit that made it all happen!
March 26-Wilderness protection bill gets Congress' OK from the Los Angeles Times

March 26, 2009-San Joaquin River Legislation Passes Congress: The River and Its Salmon Are To Be Restored


March 26-Plan to restore San Joaquin River approved from the San Francisco Chronicle
As we move into spring, the battle for the Delta's water heats up and a little fish gets in the way!

March 26-Water contractors sue over smelt rule from the Stockton Record

March 24-Feds Stall as State Moves Forward on Increased Legal Protections for Endangered Delta Fish from CommonDreams.org

March 24-Delta officials to state legislators: Remember us from the Stockton Record

March 24-Drought Turns Water Into a Cash Crop from the Wall Street Journal

March 23-Federal Report: Poor Ocean and River Conditions Spurred Sacramento Salmon Collapse by Dan Bacher

March 23-A Great Wave Rising: The Coming Crisis in Water Policy in America from ESPN B.A.S.S.

March 22-How much water for one pair of jeans?

March 21-Overrun by waste: Large agriculture operations add billions to our economy but what price are we paying?

March 20-Environmental Groups file comments on 2009 Drought Water Bank

CSPA...working for clean water... testifying at hearings...appearing before the NCCFFF...suing to stop suction dredging!
March 26-CSPA sues Sims Scrap Metal for discharge of heavy metals into Sacramento watershed

March 26-CSPA files suit vs. aggregate company, working with company for cleanup and compliance

March 25-Angry crowd assails BDCP at Stockton meeting over peripheral canal

March 24-CSPA and C-Win object to Grasslands Bypass Project Extension: Both find it contrary to established water quality and California constitutional law

March 23-Bill Jennings addresses the Northern California Council of the Federation of Fly Fishers on the state of the delta fisheries and current water diversions

March 23-CSPA settles suit with Rio Bravo energy facility: No more cancer causing contaminates being discharged into public drinking water

March 22-CSPA joins in suit to halt suction dredge mining: Asks for injunction until California Environmental Quality Act review completed and other mitigations take place
Someone else is finally recognizing there' s problems with our water supplies...
March 26-Drug traces found in fish near 5 sewage treatment plants: The study prompts the EPA to expand research to more than 150 locations. Experts downplay the risk to humans but cite danger to fish, frogs and other aquatic species from the Associated Press

March 20-EPA: Lead, Ammonia Among Most Commonly Released Toxic Chemicals in California: Hazardous waste treatment, petroleum refinery, and gold mining account for 60 percent of the releases in 2007 from YubaNet.Com
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Today's News

In the last week

March 26-Volunteer for SFPUC Fish Surveys in Alameda Creek...SalmonAid Festival June 20-21...Rivers of a Lost Coast Screening April 21 and 22 in Berkeley from the Alameda Creek Alliance

March 25-Legislative Committee to Hold 36th Annual Fisheries Forum by Dan Bacher

March 24-EPA reverses Bush, says warming imperils public from the San Francisco Chronicle

March 24-EBMUD schedules another meeting March 30 at San Andreas to discuss Pardee expansion plan at request of Calaveras County Supervisors

March 21-The 'Triennial Sport Fishing Regulations' Cycle

March 20-Southern California marine reserve plan spawns debate from the Los Angeles Times

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