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With our legal partners the Dumna Tribal Council and Madera Oversight Coalition, Revive the San Joaquin just got word that we won our lawsuit against the poorly planned Tesoro Viejo Development along the river in Madera County. This State Appellate Court decision will reverse County approvals for a master planned community of 15,000 residents that would have dumped wastewater to the river, paved over impo
Posted at 11:13 PM on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010
By Mark Grossi / The Fresno Bee
After investing millions of dollars, Westlands Water District is pulling out of an extensive planning effort to heal the troubled Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, saying high-ranking federal officials are derailing it.
The draft of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan offers hope of restoring slumping water deliveries to west Valley farmers, Westlands officials said this week.
North County Times-5/17/10
By Jeff Barnard -- Associated press
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Monday it will impose restrictions on spraying three agricultural pesticides to keep them out of salmon streams after manufacturers refused to adopt the limits voluntarily.
EPA will develop new rules for applying the chemicals diazinon, malathion and chlorpyrifos that will include no-spray zones along streams and restrictions on spraying depending on weather conditions, EPA spokesman Dale Kemery said in an e-mail.
Published online on Tuesday, Sep.
Tuesday, Apr. 07, 2009
By GARANCE BURKE - Associated Press Writer
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.
Associated Press – 3/26/09
Fish caught near wastewater treatment plants serving five major U.S. cities had residues of pharmaceuticals in them, including medicines used to treat high cholesterol, allergies, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder and depression, researchers reported Wednesday.
The Columbia Basin Bulletin
March 20, 2009
The San Francisco Chronicle
By Jane Kay
March 19, 2009
KMJ host Chris Daniel hosted a 2hr water forum on Wednesday night from 5-7pm. Guests included Tom Birmingham of Westlands Water District, Revive's Chris Acree, Bill Diedrich of San Luis Water District, Robert Silva Mayor of Mendota, John Shelton of CA Fish and Game, and Steve Haze representing the San Joaquin Valley Water Leadership Forum. The forum was a moderated discussion about the current status of water and water management in the San Joaquin Valley. The forum was a great oppotunity to introduce restoration of the San Joaquin River as a possible solution to our water management woes.
Revive the San Joaquin submitted the following public comments to Judi Tapia, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation concerning the Draft Environmental Impact Report on the Grasslands ByPass Project. The Proposed Project is asking for an additional 10 years to comply with state water quality and environmental regulations.
Revive the San Joaquin’s Comment on the Draft Environmental Impact Report for Grasslands Bypass Project 2010-2019