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Resolution of the Section 401 Clean Water Act cases and the FPA pre-emption case

The last couple of months have offered some important victories and a win/draw in the three Section 401 cases that some California environmental groups have laid the groundwork for and litigated on. These cases were in two federal circuit courts and the California Supreme Court. As many of you may recall, the federal Clean Water […]


Court Victory for Clean Water and State Regulators in California

Contacts:  Melinda Booth, South Yuba River Citizens League, 650-207-0495, Chris Shutes, California Sportfishing Protection Alliance, 510-421-2405, Ron Stork, Friends of the River, 916-442-3155 x220, Andrew Hawley, Western Environmental Law Center, 206-487-7250,   Today, a panel of judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit overruled the Federal Energy […]


River Advocate – Volume 7, Issue 3 – October 2017

Excerpts taken from River Advocate-Volume 7 Issue 3 full version-102517 Orovillle Report Released Friends of the River, California Sportfishing Protection Alliance (CSPA), South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL), and American Whitewater have prepared a report on the Oroville Dam spillway incident and lessons from the Feather River Basin. In addition to noting that the state […]


River Advocate |Volume 6, Issue 6 |August 22, 2016

Volume 6, Issue 6 This issue includes: FOR News Action Alert–action need now! Get Involved! River Currents Calendar FOR News FOR ‘points positive’ with the first annual Paddle to the Capital! Leg 1–Chili Bar Run Six days of paddling on the American River connected Coloma to the Capital through the work of over 100 paddlers. The event […]


Ca Rivers Deal With the D.C. Sillies – The River Advocate June 8, 2016 V6,#5

The River Advocate: June 8, 2016: Volume 6,Number 5 In this issue: Ca Rivers Day & the Capital River Awards ALERT: Help Stop HR8 – An Assault on America’s Rivers Plans to Dewater Upper South Fork and Silver Forks of the American River Get Involved – Join us for a Summer Adventure A Delta Playbook […]



The River Advocate Volume 6, No. 3 April 13, 2016 INSIDE: California Rivers Day: Calling all River Businesses and River Advocates! FEDERAL ALERT: Sally Jewell – Stop these Deadbeat Dams! STATE ALERT: Assembly Committee Advances Bill to Fast-Track Dams FOR Opinion Piece Runs in the Sacramento Bee Visit Potential Wild Rivers and Wilderness this Spring […]


The Deadbeat Dams Dance On…The River Advocate, Vol6 #2 March 25, 2016

The River Advocate March 25, 2016 Vol6 #2 In this issue: River Advocacy Training School – Apply By April 1 California Rivers Day – Visit Your Legislator New Dam proposed for the Bear River Just The Facts…FOR coordinates a storage response. Intern with Friends of the River River Currents California River Calendar: Events & Activities […]


River Advocate Vol 6 #1 March 10, 2016

The River Advocate March 10, 2016 Vol 6, #1 In this issue… A New Website for FOR River Rats: Now Recruiting! Capitol River Awards on May 18 2nd Annual California Rivers Day River Currents by Ron Stork A New Website! Johnnie Carlson, Operations Director On January 30th Friends of the River moved to a new […]