"Environmental activists in Bakersfield have won an initial victory in their legal fight to keep water flowing in the Kern River, which for many years was reduced to a dry, sandy riverbed.
A judge has granted a preliminary injunction preventing water diversions that would dry up the river, requiring sufficient water to provide for fish and keep the Kern flowing in the city."
"'The court ordered a river that for the most part has been dry 99% of the time, for the last hundred-plus years, will now flow,' said Adam Keats, a lawyer representing environmental groups. 'That’s a really incredible thing.'"
Read the full article here.
"'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.
Adam Keats was the featured guest on public radio's Your Call with Rose Aguilar, speaking about California water. Listen to it here.
Long-form article by Earthjustice about recent developments in the long-running fight over the Cadiz desert water-mining project. Read it here.
Op-ed by Adam Keats published in the San Jose Mercury News. Read it here.
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.
"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.
Vice News interviewed Adam Keats as part of its 2012 three-part series on water issues across the country.
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