The CSPA Weekly Email Newsletter                            May 1, 2009

The striper extermination bill AB 1253. The protest, hearing and current status

April 30-CSPA backs amended AB 1253, believes review will reveal additional protections necessary at pumps for salvage operations and additional mitigation for fish losses

April 30-Bakersfield Legislator Falls Prey to Striped Bass Anglers

April 28-The Stripers Win One!: The Striped Bass Extermination Bill Goes Down

April 28-Solid opposition by a coalition of fishery, delta and conservation groups kill AB 1253, "The Striper Bill," as proposed: Bill amended to a study to see if there is a need for more studies!

April 28-Massive Opposition Results in Gutting of Bill Attacking Bay-Delta Fisheries by Dan Bacher, editor of the FishSniffer

April 24-Legislature Will Hear Bill Attacking Bay-Delta Fisheries (AB 1253) on April 28

Salmon issues... suction dredging... Klamath dams

May 1-Klamath Dam Removal Advocates Call on Buffett’s Company To Close the Deal, Remove Klamath Dams

April 30-Senate Committee Approves Three Bills to Restore and Protect Imperiled Salmon by Dan Bacher

April 30-Klamath River Advocates Ask Warren Buffett to Close the Deal by Dan Bacher

April 28-Senate Committee Passes Bill to Put Moratorium on Suction Dredging from Yubanet

Other CSPA news... a settlement... a legislative victory... a stand on the Mokelumne... a law suit... and a cleaned up trail...

April 30-Sims Metals settles Stormwater suit with CSPA, agrees to fund $100,000 in environmental projects that will benefit water quality in the Sacramento River or Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

bulletCSPA vs. Sims final agreement

April 27-A small victory: CSPA has just received word that the Delta Smelt hatchery bill will be held in committee

April 25-CSPA to State Board: No Water in Mokelumne Left to Take

April 24-CSPA sues Lake County for violations of the state's Stormwater Permit

April 24-Vote assures changes for Rubicon Trail Hundreds attend meeting; closing route at times a possibility from the Stockton Record

More News... 

Today's News

April 30-State agrees to resume stocking trout in Marin reservoirs from the Marin Independent Journal

April 29-Water Coalition want to take plight to D.C. from the Fresno Bee

April 29-Help California's Rarest Trout from CalTrout

April 28-Salazar and Locke Restore Scientific Consultations under the Endangered Species Act to Protect Species and their Habitats

April 28-Fed judge halts further ag water cuts from the Fresno Bee

April 28-Water district shows support for EBMUD plan from the Calaveras Enterprise

April 28-Dry Creek project tries to save fish, provide water from the Santa Rosa Democrat

April 27-Opinion: More crop for the drop from the Los Angeles Times

April 26-Lester Snow and Timothy Quinn: Conservation is best, easiest water policy from the Sacramento Bee

April 26-River restoration project offers a sprinkling of hope from the Sacramento Bee

April 26-Ten Guiding Principles Released At Sacramento Water Summit from the California Progress Report

April 24-Peripheral canal no drought lifeline, Contra Costa water district finds from the San Jose Mercury News

April 24-Expanded environmental study for Merced Irrigation District dam might force higher water flows from the Merced Sun-Star

April 24-Don't wait until it's too late for the San Joaquin River from the Modesto Bee

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