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Fishing and Tribal Groups Speak Out Against Trump Administration Actions on Water

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Feb. 19, 2020 – Statements from Noah Oppenheim, executive director of the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations, and Morning Star Gali, member of the Pit River Tribe and Tribal Water Organizer for Save California Salmon. “The Federal Government has a tribal trust responsibility to protect salmon, but instead of honoring Tribes, […]

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Fishing Groups, Tribes, Enviros Speak Out Against Grasslands Bypass Project Permit

San Francisco, Calif.  December 5, 2019 — Today, representatives of fishing organizations, tribes, and environmental advocacy groups spoke against the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board’s proposed issuance of a 25 year permit to continue discharges of selenium and other toxins from commingled agricultural and stormwater runoff into the San Joaquin River and the […]

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Groups Win Court Victory Against Central Valley Agricultural Polluters

September 9, 2019 – On Friday, September 6, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals handed commercial and sports fishermen, biologists and conservation groups a major victory in their efforts to clean up contaminated discharges from the Central Valley’s Grasslands Bypass Project.  Owned and operated by the federal Bureau of Reclamation and local irrigation districts, the […]

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PCFFA Reacts to News of Jeopardy Finding for Salmon, Southern Resident Killer Whales

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 21, 2019 – As reported today in the LA Times, the National Marine Fisheries Service determined in an important draft biological opinion [link to the document here] that the changes to California’s Central Valley Project (CVP) and State Water Project (SWP) operations championed by the Department of the Interior would result in […]

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Sites Reservoir project draws criticism from fishermen, tribes, and conservation groups

March 21, 2019 – A coalition of 27 fishermen, Native Americans and environmental organizations sent a letter expressing concerns about the impacts to salmon and water quality from proposed diversion associated with the Sites Reservoir Project. The groups allege that the Sites Project Authority has left out key facts in their environmental review which serves to downplay […]

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PCFFA Leads Suit Against State Water Board to Protect Salmon in the Water Quality Control Plan

San Francisco, Calif.  Jan. 28, 2019  – On Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, a coalition of environmental, fishing, and Native American groups led by the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations (PCFFA) filed suit against the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board). Plaintiffs demand that the State Water Board use its own recommendations based […]

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PCFFA comments on PG&E withdrawal notice for Potter Valley Project

San Francisco, Calif. — Jan. 27, 2019 On Friday the Pacific Gas and Electric Company sent a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission notifying the agency of its intent to withdraw its application to relicense the Potter Valley Project (PVP). The PVP diverts water from the Eel River into Potter Valley, Mendocino County, CA, […]