Wildfire retardants Illegally Poisoning Streams

North Coast Water Board Leaders, 

Please see below for new findings on how use of aerial fire retardants pollute streams and lakes and the federal employee lawsuit to end their use. Retardants hitting streams and lakes happens regularly in the Klamath Mountains because it is impossible to control where retardants land in these steep and rugged mountains. In addition we have so many streams and lakes that hitting them is regular and inevitable when aerial fire retardants are used. 

Please consider banning the use of aerial fire retardants. They are a risk to public health and water supplies, are ineffective anyway and, therefore, a waste of taxpayer funds. And please consider the impacts of aerial retardants in the CEQA and planning process for developing federal lands WDRs.Felice Pace, Water ChairNorth Group Redwood Chapter Sierra Club
Klamath, CA 95548707-954-6588 

Gratefully living since 1976 in the Shasta, Karuk and Polikla (Yurok) homelands