Thursday, November 10, 2011

News articles and links from Nov. 10, 2011

Water quality

Suit filed over Valley runoff


From The Record - Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011

Suit filed over drainage into San Joaquin River


From Fresno Bee - Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011

Irrigator pooh-pooh's selenium pollution lawsuit


From Central Valley Business Times - Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011

Suit seeks to stop water pollution by farmers


From Fresno Bee - Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011

From Merced Sun-Star - Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011

From Modesto Bee - Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011

From North County Times - Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011

From CBS/47 - Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011

Groups Sue Feds to Stop Selenium Poisoning of Bay-Delta


By Dan Bacher

From IndyBay Media - Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011

(The following response is posted to the above articles.)

Coalition response...The Grassland Bypass Project is a successful project for which the regulatory structure was decided long ago, so suing to revisit the form of regulation is non-productive and wasteful.

The Grassland Bypass Project has already received approval from the Regional Water Board and federal EPA under State and federal law to continue its efforts to reduce discharges into the river.

From 1995 to 2010, drainage water from farm fields in the Project area have been reduced by 75% while an 87% reduction for selenium has been achieved. Consequently, downstream stretches of the river are no longer listed as impaired for selenium by water regulators. Region 9 of the Environmental Protection Agency recently labeled the Project a "success story." The result has been a healthy food supply for consumers around the world and thousands of jobs during the harvest season.

This nuisance lawsuit ignores these accomplishments as it attempts to halt water delivery to farmland that is providing the food and fiber that we all need.


Our drought is our bond


By Lance Williams

From Sacramento News & Review - Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011

Move forward on water


From Fresno Bee - Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011

Klamath Dams plan defended; Siskiyou County misinterpreted law, official says


From Redding Record Searchlight - Wednesday, Nov. 9 2011


Multiple stressors - funding the Delta like a public sewer


By Jay R. Lund

From California WaterBlog - Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011


What's next on DFG's hit list?


From Chico Enterprise-Record - Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011

400 angry fishermen


By Alex Breitler

From Record Blog - Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011

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