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The CSPA Weekly Email Newsletter                            April 25, 2009

You can still help defeat AB 1253, the bill designed to destroy the west coast striper.
Please do your part. We need businesses, organizations and individuals to sign our petitions...

Plan to attend the rally at the west steps of the Capital, 7am, Tuesday, April 28th...

If you manage or own a business, please go here to sign the SaveOurStripers petition...

If you are one of the officers of an environmental or fishing organization, please go here to sign the SaveOurStripers petition

If you are an individual, please go here to sign the SaveDeltaFish petition. Plan to attend the rally at the Capital as well, 7am, Tuesday, April 28th.

And here's what's happening on the striper bill this week...

April 23-Over 300 businesses and 20 organizations sign SaveOurStriper petitions in opposition to AB 1253

April 23-California Fishy Tales by James Swan, ESPN Outdoors

April 22-Commercial  salmon fishermen oppose AB1253, would support bill if it named excessive pumping rather than stripers as reason for decline of delta's fisheries

CSPA takes on the Bureau of Reclamation and Department of Water Resources over the Water Bank and practically unrestrained pumping...    And sues more water polluters...
April 23-Fate of this year's delta flows and pumping rests on Monday State Water Board hearing, CSPA's Jackson and Jennings, C-WIN, Butte Environmental Council, and South and Central Water Agencies opposing

April 23-CSPA sues Richmond land fill company for violations of the state's General Industrial Stormwater Permit

April 23-CSPA sues Cargill Salt in Newark for violations of clean water act

The drought... A chance for politicians to strut, even when their feet are sometimes in the barnyard...

April 23-Finally, some good news for Westlands Water District from the Hanford News Sentinel

April 23-Drought politics heat up in California and on Capitol Hill from the McClatchy Newspaper desk

April 22- Scientists rip federal agencies for implementation of landmark Delta, salmon protection law from the San Jose Mercury News

April 22-More Information on Jobs and the Plight of Central Valley Farm Workers from Restore the Delta

April 22-Secretary Salazar Clears Way to Expand Water Supplies in the California Drought Water Bank Will Help Stretch Water Resources in Central Valley

April 22-Schwarzenegger: Water Conservationist or Big Ag Stooge? by Dan Bacher

April 21-Drought and the March for Water in the Central Valley from Restore the Delta

April 20-As early as 2025, Southwest will demand more water than is in river, UCSD scientists say from the San Diego Union Tribune

April 19-Watered-down supplies from the San Diego Union Tribune

April 17-Marchers face uphill battle from the Capital Press

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

Even with everything else going, CSPA has not forgotten about trout!

 April 22-Caples Lake: Back in business this year BIG TIME, CSPA plays major role in arranging for adequate stream flows for Caples Creek and for restocking mitigation for damage to fishery during lake draw down

April 20-New flow schedule for Cresta Reach of North Fork Feather River

More News... 

Today's News

April 23-Panel: Wastewater ammonia 'likely' alters Delta from the Sacramento Bee

April 22, 2009-Suit keeps state out of trout business from the Stockton Record

April 22-Foothill Conservancy calls for attendance at this week's meetings on the Mokelumne River!

April 21-The Sacramento/San Joaquin Delta and Chesapeake Bay, two waterways in trouble

April 21-Recreational salmon fishing curtailed from the Sacramento Bee

April 21-Gov. Schwarzenegger Addresses Impacts of Vote to Close Salmon Season for Second Consecutive Year

April 21-Winnemem Wintu tribe sues federal agencies, officials by Dan Bacher

April 17-Senator Florez introduces new bill to establish delta smelt hatchery

April 17-Schwarzenegger Promotes Canal, Dams during Visit by Interior Secretary Salazar by Dan Bacher

April 17-Winnemem Wintu file law suit and will perform war dance on banks of the American

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

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

In the last week

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Thanks for your continuing support!

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