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Recent California Water News


ESA Delays Cleanup

May 12, 2019

‘Absurd’ delay in Paradise: Endangered frog species blocking Camp Fire cleanup:  “Environmental concerns, including fear of harming sensitive frog species, have forced Camp Fire crews to back away from cleaning some properties in the Paradise area.  State officials tasked with debris cleanup say they have been directed not to enter an estimated 800 burned Butte County home sites within 100 feet of a waterway. They’ve been told to wait for representatives of several state and federal agencies to reach an agreement on environmental assessment guidelines. ... ”  Continue reading at the Sacramento Bee here:  ‘Absurd’ delay in Paradise: Endangered frog species blocking Camp Fire cleanup

Endangered frogs delay fire cleanup in Paradise:  “Fears of harming an endangered frog species have forced crews to delay cleaning debris from about 800 properties in Paradise, angering some residents anxious to start rebuilding their homes.  Those tasked with debris removal have been told to wait until state and federal officials reach an agreement on guidelines to address the environmental concerns, The Sacramento Bee reported Friday. Construction projects often require state environmental inspections because of concerns about sensitive species. … ”  Read more from Capital Public Radio here:  Endangered frogs delay fire cleanup in Paradise