EPA to investigate California State Water Board for alleged civil rights violations

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Publish Date:
August 11, 2023
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Los Angeles Times
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“The board needs to protect these waterways and prevent harmful algal blooms and prevent loss of native fish species,” said Stephanie Safdi, an attorney with Stanford University’s Environmental Law Clinic who represents the groups and tribes. “The discrimination that the board has been causing to tribes and communities of color has been going on for years because they haven’t done what the law requires, which is to go in and update water quality standards.”

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