Posts with the category ‘Drinking Water’


California’s Drought is a Double Threat for Small, Groundwater-Reliant Communities

East Porterville, California received a new water system after wells ran dry in 2014, Florence Low/California Department of Water Resources. Written by Aiden Freeman, CCKA Legal Intern from Lewis &… Read More…


Looking Beyond President Biden’s First 100 Days

The first 100 days of President Biden’s term are over. In that time, President Biden has committed to tackling the climate crisis, rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure, and remedying the disproportionate… Read More…


On the Central Coast, Regulators Say Harmful Farming Practices Should Continue

Irrigated agriculture is the nation’s number one source of pollution to rivers, streams, and groundwater supplies. Despite this fact, the agricultural industry is exempt from the Federal Clean Water Act…. Read More…


Over 4 Million Californians Face $1 Billion in Water Debt

California is facing a water affordability crisis. The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) released new survey results conducted from November 2020 to January 12, 2021, finding that… Read More…


Legislative Safeguards for California’s Rivers, Fish, & Communities, Despite an Unprecedented Time

The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged our communities, businesses, and lives in unprecedented ways – and similarly challenged the California Legislature with a historically short session due to closures of the… Read More…


CCKA Releases Ten Principles for Healthy & Climate-Resilient Waterways

Photo: Bob Wick, Bureau of Land Management California’s waterways play a key role in the health of California’s varied ecosystems and communities. California’s interconnected rivers and streams, however, are threatened… Read More…


PFAS: The ‘Forever Chemical’ in Your Water

Written by Chloe Fross, Legal Intern from Lewis & Clark Law School At issue: On July 9, 2020, the California State Water Board issued an investigative order to sample for… Read More…


New Report Spotlights Advances and Challenges in Drinking Water Policy

For Californians without access to clean water, the COVID-19 pandemic has only added another layer of stress and struggle. Over 350,000 Californians were estimated to have had their water shut… Read More…


Making Your Water Bill Affordable

Written by Andrew Gard, CCKA Legal Intern from Lewis & Clark Law School There is nothing more essential to life than water. Unfortunately, the essential nature of water does not… Read More…


Is Your Government Really Protecting Your Drinking Water?

Studies show that much of our drinking water supply both within California and nationwide is contaminated. Weed killers, industrial solvents, refrigerants, perchlorate (a component of rocket fuel), illicit drugs, and… Read More…


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