Baykeeper Updates Related to Sea Level Rise

Press Release: April 13, 2021
Today, Redwood City Salt Plant, LLC, an affiliate of Cargill Incorporated, the largest privately held company in the United States, abandoned its latest attempt to facilitate selling off its South Bay salt ponds for development. By dropping its appeal of the 2020 Federal District Court's ruling,...
BK In The News: March 16, 2021
The air was still in early January when my father and I took his kayak onto the waters of San Rafael’s Canal neighborhood. Thin layers of oil floated on the water. Occasionally a plastic bottle or tennis ball bobbed by. The sky was overcast, a drab blue-gray that nearly matched the color of the...
BK In The News: October 6, 2020
A California federal judge tossed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's finding that salt ponds near San Francisco Bay are not covered by the Clean Water Act, instructing the agency to reconsider the issue and pointing toward a prior appeals court decision that called for regulation... San...
Press Release: October 6, 2020
Redwood City’s Salt Ponds are Protected by the Clean Water Act The historic salt ponds in Redwood City, owned by an affiliate of Cargill, Inc., are indeed waters of the United States and are protected by the Clean Water Act, according to a ruling by a federal court in San Francisco. The court ruled...
BK In The News: October 6, 2020
A federal judge decided yesterday that 1,356 acres of salt ponds east of Redwood City are subject to federal environmental protections, reversing a March 2019 decision by the Trump administration... California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and a group of environmental organizations including Save...
Press Release: October 5, 2020
Federal judge rules that Trump's EPA cannot declare South Bay salt ponds to be land   Judge William Alsup of the US Northern District of California Court ruled today on the case Baykeeper vs EPA that Trump's EPA misapplied the Clean Water Act when it determined that the South Bay salt ponds, owned...
BK In The News: October 5, 2020
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency misapplied the law and its own regulations when it determined last year that vast salt ponds slated for redevelopment south of San Francisco are exempt from Clean Water Act protections, a federal judge ruled... In a statement Monday, San Francisco Baykeeper...
BK In The News: October 5, 2020
A federal judge on Monday ruled that a sprawling collage of salt ponds in Redwood City is subject to protections under the Clean Water Act.. The lawsuit was brought by several environmental groups, including Save the Bay, San Francisco Baykeeper, the Committee for Green Foothills and the Citizens’...
BK In The News: June 12, 2020
According to recent estimates, we can expect 48 inches of sea level rise on the San Francisco Bay by 2120. With that will come displacement of low-income residents, loss of vulnerable shoreline habitat, significant impacts on infrastructure...  Terra Verde host and Earth Island Journal Managing...
Blog Post: April 15, 2020
In a bizarre act of make believe, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) team in D.C. is claiming that pond water isn’t water. EPA recently decided that the Redwood City salt ponds are land and therefore don't deserve Clean Water Act protection. This is contrary to findings by the EPA's...

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