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New York Times: ‘Water & Power: A California Heist,’ With Citizens in the Crossfire

"'It’s like a priesthood,' the environmental lawyer Adam Keats says, describing the cabal of players who dominate the state’s continuing tug of war between public and private interests." Read the New York Times review of the film Water & Power: A California Heist here.

Your Call: California's water heist

Adam Keats was the featured guest on public radio's Your Call with Rose Aguilar, speaking about California water. Listen to it here.

Water Bandits How one company almost got away with draining the Mojave Desert

Long-form article by Earthjustice about recent developments in the long-running fight over the Cadiz desert water-mining project. Read it here.

California water projects rely on imaginary water

Op-ed by Adam Keats published in the San Jose Mercury News. Read it here.

2016 California Lawyer Attorney of the Year Awards

Adam Keats was named a California Lawyer Attorney of the Year for his work in the groundbreaking Cal. Supreme Court opinion Center for Biological Diversity v. California Department of Fish and Game.

To the rescue: Will SLO County officials go 'all in' 
on groundwater?

"On an afternoon in mid-January, San Luis Obispo County 5th District Supervisor Debbie Arnold called up New Times to ask if she could drop off a document. When she got here, Arnold set a few stapled pages down on  the conference table: 'This,' she said, 'encapsulates what I think is  going on in Paso.' It was a copy of an article from the Golden Gate University Environmental Law Journal, co-authored by attorneys Adam Keats and Chelsea Tu in January 2016." Read the New Times article here, and download the law review article here.

Water & Power: A California Heist

This 2017 documentary by National Geographic Films highlights Adam Keats's work fighting the privatization of the Kern Water Bank. Rent the full movie on YouTube or Amazon Prime.

The Fight for California's Fresh Water

Vice News interviewed Adam Keats as part of its 2012 three-part series on water issues across the country.