Baykeeper Updates Related to Climate Change

BK In The News: April 16, 2021
Cargill this week withdrew its appeal of a federal ruling that reinstated U.S. Clean Water Act (CWA) protections for the Redwood City Salt Ponds, marking the latest legal victory for environmental groups that have long battled development of the 1,365-acre site. CWA protections do not preclude the...
BK In The News: February 26, 2021
The EPA withdrew its appeal of a federal judge’s finding that the agency had mistakenly determined that the salt ponds were not part of the “waters of the United States.”
BK In The News: February 26, 2021
SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday backed down from its stance that the Redwood City salt ponds are not protected by the Clean Water Act, signaling a change in the Biden administration’s direction on environmental issues.
Press Release: February 26, 2021
Victory for Salt Ponds, San Francisco Bay—and for Common Sense   The EPA today abandoned a Trump-era attempt to remove federal Clean Water Act protections from the South Bay salt ponds, which would have facilitated property owner Cargill selling off the wetlands to be paved over and developed.  ...
BK In The News: February 3, 2021
Just west of the Carquinez Bridge in Contra Costa County is a site that looks like a big parking lot, but underneath are toxic heavy metals. Environmentalists warn that rising sea levels due to climate change could unleash these toxins into the San Francisco Bay. The land is owned by the State...
BK In The News: January 30, 2021
When you look out over the San Francisco Bay it looks blue and beautiful. However, if you follow the waterway all the way up to Discovery Bay in the summer, you’ll see huge toxic algae blooms that are choking it and turning it green. NBC Bay Area's Vianey Arana interviews senior scientist Jon...
Blog Post: October 29, 2020
We hold certain truths about nature to be self-evident: the sun rises in the east, gravity grounds us, tides ebb and flow, and the sky is blue. But leave it to 2020 to show us that even some of these truths can’t be relied on anymore. September's orange skies creeped me out—not in a scary...
Featured Stories: September 29, 2020
Your voice is important, and it matters! Please be sure to vote on November 3. October 19 is your deadline to register to vote. Early voting starts October 5 - check here or with your local registrar for details. There are over 1,000 contaminated industrial sites along the Bay, which could flood...
Press Release: September 1, 2020
REDWOOD CITY, California, September 1, 2020: Neighborhood groups, conservation, wildlife, and climate sustainability organizations, and even a public agency, joined forces today to issue an urgent and united call for Redwood City to include specific, actionable steps in their 2030 Climate Action...
BK In The News: September 3, 2019
For perhaps the first time in 80 years the California State Lands Commission, faced a decision this summer between competing ideas for the same parcel... The application has been championed by Committee for Green Foothills and endorsed by a variety of Bay Area nonprofit groups: Housing For All,...

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