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March 20, 2024

Racial Discrimination Complaint Names CA State Water Board As Partly To Blame For Fertilizer Contamination In Central Coast Drinking Wells

Latino community groups in California's Central Coast region filed a Civil Rights Complaint with the U.S. EPA against the State Water Resources Control Board to address racially disproportionate impacts of water pollution from nitrogen fertilizers used by the agricultural industry. 

October 30, 2023

Groups Challenge Water Boards’ Orders as Harmful to Disadvantaged Communities and Fisheries

The State Water Board’s September 2023 decision has statewide policy and downstream impacts and represents the state government’s unwillingness to confront decades of pollution by the agricultural industry—despite rising nitrate contamination and resulting lack of clean, safe, affordable drinking water for many communities.

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