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Now Is the Time to Go All In on California Water Reuse

Expert BlogUnited States, CaliforniaDr. Mark Gold
The state now has the country’s most robust, comprehensive water reuse regulations—and it must commit to investing in water reuse facilities for a more climate-resilient future.

Drought-Proofing Los Angeles County

Expert BlogUnited States, CaliforniaDr. Mark Gold
L.A. County releases an ambitious new plan to switch to 80 percent local water to address increasing droughts from climate change.

California’s Climate Whiplash

ExplainerCaliforniaNicole Greenfield
The state broke snowfall records after three of its driest years ever. Now floods wreak havoc. These swings are the new normal—and they’re very hard to manage.

Six Colorado Basin States Lay Down a Marker for California

Expert BlogArizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, WestEd Osann
The "Consensus Based Modeling Alternative" is a positive development in addressing the current water emergency. It’s unfortunate that California did not join in this recommendation.

Pebble Mine Veto: China Laughing?! It’s Pebble Weeping!

Expert BlogAlaska, United StatesJoel Reynolds

Replying to EPA’s recommended veto of destructive Bristol Bay mine, desperate Canadian owner argues yet again, against law and science, that the proposed agency decision after 12 years of federal review remains “peremptory,” based on “wildly speculative” assumptions, and an…

Protection for Bristol Bay Is Within Reach

Expert BlogAlaska, United StatesTaryn Kiekow Heimer

EPA just released a recommendation under Section 404(c) of the Clean Water Act that would prohibit the Pebble Mine—a giant gold and copper mine proposed at the headwaters of the world’s greatest wild salmon fishery in Bristol Bay, Alaska. This…

Pebble Mine: Too Much Trick, Too Little Treat

Expert BlogAlaskaTaryn Kiekow Heimer

House Committee Issued a Report Detailing How Pebble Mine Proponents “Tried to Trick Regulators” and Asked the Attorney General to Investigate False Statements to Congress

Pebble Mine: Duplicity and Denial to the Bitter End

Expert BlogAlaskaJoel Reynolds

Two years to the day since release of the infamous Pebble Tapes, and after a decade of scientific review by federal agencies, desperate Canadian owner of proposed massive Bristol Bay open pit mine remains in denial, claiming EPA proposal to…

Bristol Bay Advocates in D.C. Urging Strong Protections

Expert BlogAlaskaTaryn Kiekow Heimer

Tribal representatives, commercial fishermen, restauranteurs, and conservation groups—including NRDC—are meeting with the Biden Administration and Members of Congress urging them to finalize Clean Water Act protections for Bristol Bay by the end of 2022.