water quality control

Six Chino Dairies Ordered to Control Manure Runoff

Six Chino Dairies Ordered to Control Manure Runoff

LOS ANGELES, California, October 2, 2008 (ENS) – Six dairies in the Chino, California area have been ordered to comply with California Regional Water Quality Control Board permit requirements by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Through an administrative order, the EPA is ordering Brothers Three Dairy, Quality Dairy, Jorritsma and Anema Dairy, Martin Vander Laan…

LA Runoff Must Meet Clean Water Standards During Review

LA Runoff Must Meet Clean Water Standards During Review

LOS ANGELES, California, September 1, 2008 (ENS) – A coalition of 21 cities in Los Angeles County and the Building Industry Legal Defense Foundation has lost its legal bid to prevent the California state and LA regional water boards from applying clean water quality standards to stormwater. Ruling on a post-trial motion by three environmental…

Toxic Algae Poisons Klamath River and Two Reservoirs

Toxic Algae Poisons Klamath River and Two Reservoirs

SANTA ROSA, California, June 18, 2008 (ENS) – A California Superior Court judge has invited the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board to exercise its authority to regulate water quality to rid the Klamath River of toxic algae. The ruling by Judge Elaine Rushing comes in a lawsuit filed by Klamath Riverkeeper, the Karuk…

Governor Richardson Seeks to Safeguard New Mexico Headwaters

Governor Richardson Seeks to Safeguard New Mexico Headwaters

SANTA FE, New Mexico, April 22, 2008 (ENS) – Governor Bill Richardson marked Earth Day by moving to protect all surface waters within national forest wilderness and inventoried roadless areas in New Mexico – amounting to more than 5,300 miles of headwaters streams that flow from mountain forests. Designation of these waters as Outstanding National…

Los Angeles, Malibu Sued Over Polluted Runoff

Los Angeles, Malibu Sued Over Polluted Runoff

LOS ANGELES, California, March 7, 2008 (ENS) – Two environmental groups filed two separate lawsuits in federal court Monday to compel the County of Los Angeles and the City of Malibu to stop allowing urban stormwater runoff carrying bacteria and toxins to flow into coastal waters. Urban runoff is known to be the top source…

Degraded Bay Area Pipes Cause of Wastewater Spills

Degraded Bay Area Pipes Cause of Wastewater Spills

SAN FRANCISCO, California, February 18, 2008 (ENS) – Sewage collection systems for five Bay Area cities have deteriorating sewage pipes that are overwhelmed by rainwater during wet weather, resulting in large sewage spills to the San Francisco Bay from a Marin County treatment plant in January, according to inspectors for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.…