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Oregon Legislators Ask Congress to Renew America’s Water

By Julia DeGraw and Ronnette Steed

May 22, 2013

It’s been a good week for clean water lovers. On Monday, May 20, the Oregon State Legislature gave final passage to a memorial to Renew America’s Water with overwhelming bipartisan support as the Senate voted 29-0 on passage. The House previously passed House Joint Memorial 7 […]

Stricter Water Quality Standards for Temperature May Be Coming to Oregon

By Daniel L. Timmons

May 23, 2013

After rejecting revisions to Oregon’s water quality standards last year, a federal court has now approved two related settlements reached among EPA, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ), and an environmental group that effectively amend the existing standards. Under the new rules, Oregon regulators will no longer […]

There are alternatives to the Bay Delta Plan

C ross-posted from Restore the Delta | The Restore the Delta Coalition, which Alliance for Democracy supports, has put out an alternative proposal to the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) to meet California’s water needs without further damaging the Bay-Delta ecosystem.

Restore the Delta maintains that the “Responsible Exports Plan” by the Environmental Water Caucus, […]

May 28: Experts to Analyze Costs of Peripheral Tunnels:

Media Advisory | Restore the Delta will present a panel of experts to brief interested media on the cost and financial burden of the proposed Bay-Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP), including Peripheral Tunnels, at 1:30pm on Tuesday, May 28, as the Brown Administration releases its financial impacts.

The panel will look at key questions such as […]

Nestle Chairman Says Water Is Not a Human Right

Nestle CEO Peter Brabeck

Keithpp’s Blog

April 15, 2013

In a candid interview for the documentary We Feed the World, Nestlé Chairman Peter Brabeck makes the astonishing claim that water isn’t a human right. He attacks the idea that nature is good, and says it is a great achievement that humans are […]

Water war between Klamath River farmers, tribes poised to erupt

By Tony Barboza, Los Angeles Times

May 7, 2013

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — For decades this rural basin has battled over the Klamath River’s most precious resource: water that sustains fish, irrigates farms and powers the hydroelectric dams that block one of the largest salmon runs on the West Coast.

Now, one of the […]

Act Now! Email the Transportation Committee about the East-West Corridor today!

Good morning Mainers,

 

We have an opportunity right now in the legislature to kill, or at least significantly hinder, the East-West Corridor proposed by Peter Vigue of Cianbro. Please help by emailing members of the Transportation Committee by this Tuesday, May 7!

 

Just last week on April 30, over thirty people submitted written […]

Despite City of Anacortes Assurances, Water Shortages Loom in the Future

Skagit River

Despite city’s assurances, shortages loom in the future

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 9:41 PM

Reader Commentary, Anacortes American Wednesday, April 24, 2012

BY ROSS O. BARNES Anacortes, Wash.

The City of Anacortes’ 55 million gallons per day of continuous and 11 million gallons per day of interruptible Skagit River water […]

Salmon Estuary would be next to largest bottling plant operation in North America

Defending Water in the Skagit River Basin By Sandra Spargo

Turners Bay Salmon Pocket Estuary

In 2009, a $671,000 grant was spent to restore the Turners Bay Salmon Pocket Estuary.

Chinook salmon now have access to a nearly 60-acre tidal channel estuary and marsh complex.

The estuary is located at the northeast end of […]

Salmon Estuary next to largest bottling plant operation in North America

Defending Water in the Skagit River Basin By Sandra Spargo

Turners Bay Salmon Pocket Estuary

In 2009, a $671,000 grant was spent to restore the Turners Bay Salmon Pocket Estuary. Chinook salmon now have access to a nearly 60-acre tidal channel lagoon and marsh complex. The estuary is located at the northeast end of […]