Sonoma County Well Ordinance Hearing, July 21, 2 pm

To All, There is a public hearing on a Sonoma County well ordinance that has important ramifications on new well development that will impact water availability. Permit and Resource Management (PRMD), 2550 Ventura Avenue, Santa Rosa CA July 21  2:00 p.m.  Item 74- Conduct a Public Hearing and Adopt a Resolution – Adopt a Resolution, … Continue reading “Sonoma County Well Ordinance Hearing, July 21, 2 pm”

Comment on California’s Drought Response

To All, There are many facets that must be considered if  were are to find solution(s) to our water supply and drought issues. Of course, bottom line, we all must conserve.  That means every person, business, or industry. Agriculture is not living up to their responsibility in the area of conservation.  Agriculture, via the California … Continue reading “Comment on California’s Drought Response”

Some addresses may be hidden as California well reports become public

By Ryan Sabalow rsabalow@sacbee.com After more than six decades of secrecy, the reports that water well drillers file with the state are set to become public under a bill signed into law this week. But because of privacy concerns, it’s still not clear whether the public will get to see the precise locations of the … Continue reading “Some addresses may be hidden as California well reports become public”

Crystal Geyser to tap Siskiyou County groundwater

By Peter Fimrite May 9, 2015 Updated: May 12, 2015 Shara Fish of Mount Shasta carries bottles filled with spring water from the headwaters of the Sacramento River in Mount Shasta, Calif., on Tues. April 28, 2015. Crystal Geyser is opening a bottling plant nearby without any environmental review or limits at a time when … Continue reading “Crystal Geyser to tap Siskiyou County groundwater”

Votes Tabulated on HR 1732 for Repealing Clean Water Rule

On May 12th,  the House of Representatives voted on H.R. 1732, a bill which would require the EPA to withdraw their proposed clean water rule and essentially start the process over from scratch. With the Republican majority in the House, the bill passed by a vote of 261-155. 24 Democrats voted the wrong way, but … Continue reading “Votes Tabulated on HR 1732 for Repealing Clean Water Rule”

Status on Attack on the Clean Water Rule, HR 1732

Last night the House of Representatives voted on H.R. 1732, a bill which would require the EPA to withdraw their proposed clean water rule and essentially start the process over from scratch. With the Republican majority in the House, the bill passed by a vote of 261-155. 24 Democrats voted the wrong way, but the … Continue reading “Status on Attack on the Clean Water Rule, HR 1732”

Lawsuit Seeks to Halt Illegal Dumping of Toxic Oil Waste Into California’s Imperiled Water Supplies

Will Rostov Staff Attorney, Earthjustice May 7, 2015 San Francisco, CA Environmental groups challenge ‘emergency’ rules permitting unlawful contamination of protected aquifers This is DOGGR outrageously re-writing the law to allow needless and unlawful contamination of drinking water during a severe drought for the benefit of the oil industry. A lawsuit filed today by environmental … Continue reading “Lawsuit Seeks to Halt Illegal Dumping of Toxic Oil Waste Into California’s Imperiled Water Supplies”

U.S. Government Recommends Lower Level of Fluoride in Water

DOUGLAS MAIN, April 27, 2015 FILED UNDER: Tech & Science, Water Fluoridation, Public Health For the first time in more than 50 years, the federal government has recommended lowering the level of fluoride in drinking water. Since 1962, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) suggested that public tap water contain between 0.7 and 1.2 … Continue reading “U.S. Government Recommends Lower Level of Fluoride in Water”

California’s Drought is a Crisis

To All, California’s drought is a crisis. According to NASA scientist Jay Famiglietti, California has only one year of water left in its reservoirs.1 Incredibly, the state has no plan that even begins to adequately address a crisis of this magnitude. “California has no contingency plan for a persistent drought like this one (let alone … Continue reading “California’s Drought is a Crisis”

Groundwater Law Results in Confusion, Futility

By Thomas D. Elias, Los Angeles Daily News March 9, 2015 It’s beginning to look like the hosannas that greeted California’s first-ever groundwater regulation law were a tad premature when it passed late last summer. For after a tantalizing winter of heavy rains but insufficient snowfall to dent the state’s four-year drought, confusion over the groundwater … Continue reading “Groundwater Law Results in Confusion, Futility”