Baykeeper Updates Related to Defending the Delta

Blog Post: April 18, 2014
On April 16, a federal appeals court ruled that federal contracts to supply water from the San Francisco Bay-Delta ecosystem, which promised more water than exists in an average year, were renewed illegally. In a unanimous ruling, an eleven-judge panel of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals...
Blog Post: July 23, 2012
On Wednesday, state and federal officials will announce a new deal to build peripheral tunnels to channel water diversions from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Unfortunately, the plan calls for moving forward with the tunnels before cementing how the system will be used to meet the competing...
Press Release: November 30, 2009
Conservation groups have appealed a decision to keep long-term water delivery contracts in California’s Central Valley that would result in years of damage to devastated salmon and other native fisheries, and fail to protect and restoreCalifornia’s largest estuary, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta...
Press Release: January 7, 2009
In yet another in a long list stinging defeats for the Bush’s Environmental Protection Agency, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals today issued a clear rebuke against the administration’s 2006 rule which exempted certain commercial pesticide applications from the oversight provided by Congress under...
Press Release: February 15, 2008
Environmental groups today challenged the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Board’s flawed regulation of dairy operations in the Central Valley. The Regional Board recently issued permits that do not adequately protect the Valley’s waterways from pollution caused by large dairy operations and...
Press Release: June 18, 2007
(Stockton, CA) Today, the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance (CSPA) and Baykeeper filed a lawsuit against the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board (Regional Board) for renewing waivers that excuse polluted discharges from 25,000 farms from meeting statewide water quality...
Press Release: December 13, 2006
An attempt by the Port of Stockton to hide, from both the public and the courts, critical documents about the extensive environmental impacts of the Port’s massive expansion project got a stern rebuke from the California Court of Appeal for the Third Circuit yesterday. In an unanimous order, the...
Press Release: September 21, 2006
In a blistering decision issued late yesterday, the U.S. District Court in Sacramento ordered the halting of all dredging at the Port of Stockton, and characterized the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ decision to issue the dredging permit as “arbitrary and capricious.” The Deltakeeper Chapter of...