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The CSPA Weekly Email Newsletter                            April 17, 2009

CSPA, C-WIN and Butte Environmental Council sue the gov, Resources Agency and Department of Water Resources over water bank and Delta Farmers sue just about everybody over the peripheral canal plans...

April 16-Delta Farmers Sue to Stop Arnold's Peripheral Canal by Dan Bacher

April 16-Environmental groups sue California over water bank from the Sacramento Bee

April 14-CSPA, C-WIN and BEC sue Schwarzenegger, Resources Agency and Department of Water Resources over approval of Drought Water Bank water transfers

April 13-Delta farmers sue to block Delta canal plan from the San Jose MercuryNews.Com

April 11-South and Central Water Districts file suit complaining that the  Bay Delta Conservation Project violates numerous wildlife protections

Grass roots groups spring up to help CSPA defeat AB 1253, the "Striper" bill with websites, petitions, raffles and letters...

AB 1253 the bill to wipe out striped bass: Have you written your letter yet?

April 15-Grassroots groups SaveOurStripers and SaveDeltaFish expand efforts to defeat AB 1253: Letters still needed

April 14-Delta anglers and guides opposing AB 1253 produce ten minute video

April 14-Another grass root effort to save west coast striped bass generates over 600 letters

April 13-Law Would Intentionally Wipe Out Striped Bass from Sport Fishing Magazine

April 11-CSPA's John  Beuttler advocates for defeat of AB 1253 on two Saturday morning radio sports shows

The Canal... a never-ending story

April 16--Schwarzenegger Promotes Canal, Dams During Visit by Interior Secretary Salazar, Included is a transcript of   a Q and A session with various legislators by Dan Bacher 

April 14-Will Schwarzenegger Push Interior Secretary to Support Peripheral Canal

And the "water wars" get heated... 

April 15-Feds pay farmers to till arid land from the Associated Press

April 15-Striper run has begun, sort of from the Stockton Record

April 14-CSPA files formal protest over petition to increase water exports from the delta, change pumping regime

April 14-Water is going down the drain from the San Francisco Chronicle

April 12-State must rescue delta from crisis from the San Francisco Chronicle

More News... 

Today's News

In the last week

April 15-Three fisheries related bills, AB 1052, SB 458 and AB 883 make progress in state legislature

April 15-Less water use means EBMUD needs to raise rates from the San Francisco Chronicle

April 15-Interior secretary announces $260 million in drought aid to California from the Los Angeles Times

April 14-Frankís 'Great Steelhead Gathering' by Marty Seldon

April 13-'March for Water' takes a page from Cesar Chavez from the Sacramento Bee

April 13-Desalination plant deemed a success in Santa Cruz from the Santa Cruz Sentinel

April 12-Senate Majority Leader Calls for Oversight Hearing on MLPA Process by Dan Bacher

April 10-Operation Colusa Clan Nets Seven Suspected Sturgeon Poachers from DFG News

April 10-Shorter recreational salmon fishing season proposed from the Sacramento Bee

April 10-Desalination plan's foes hit with a legal setback from the San Diego Union Tribune

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