Baykeeper Updates Related to Legal Action

Featured Stories: October 6, 2020
October 5, 2020   Baykeeper v. US EPA: A legal victory for the Bay… and for common sense You read in our recent updates that Trump's EPA was bizarrely trying to claim that ponds aren't really water. Specifically, the EPA declared that the South Bay salt ponds are in fact dry land and don't...
Blog Post: February 14, 2020
One of the largest horse boarding facilities in the country lies on the banks of the Petaluma River (pictured, above). For years, there's been nothing to stop the horse manure from flowing straight into the river and downstream to San Francisco Bay.  Manure runoff contains unlawfully high levels of...
BK In The News: January 7, 2020
Section 313 of the Clean Water Act (CWA) directs that states must develop total maximum daily loads (TMDLs) for water bodies that are impaired by pollutants or conditions... In its opinion, the panel relies on its understanding of the constructive submission doctrine, which the 9th Circuit adopted...
Monthly Column: October 1, 2019
The Trump administration has reached a new low in its assault on clean water.  Trump's Environmental Protection Agency is claiming that Bay water isn’t water.  The agency recently decided that the South Bay salt ponds are land and don't need Clean Water Act protection. This bizarre decision is...
BK In The News: September 25, 2019
Local environmental groups are suing the EPA for removing federal Clean Water Act protections of the Cargill salt ponds in Redwood City and thereby opening the door to development of the site... The joint lawsuit was filed Tuesday by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra along with San...
BK In The News: September 24, 2019
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Bay Area conservation groups sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Tuesday for failing to protect Redwood City’s salt ponds... “EPA’s decision to classify the salt ponds as ‘land’ instead of water is absurd and illegal,” said Sejal Choksi-Chugh...
BK In The News: September 24, 2019
... A few months ago, the Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency administrator in Washington changed a preliminary determination of the San Francisco EPA office, declaring that the 1,360-acre site is not subject to the Clean Water Act.... Save the Bay, in an unprecedented coalition...
BK In The News: September 24, 2019
A major legal battle is looming over a Silicon Valley site where a developer had proposed building the largest housing development on San Francisco Bay’s shoreline in half a century, the Cargill Salt property in Redwood City... The groups — Save the Bay, Committee for Green Foothills, San Francisco...
BK In The News: September 24, 2019
California on Tuesday challenged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's determination that about 1,300 acres of salt ponds near San Francisco Bay, which developers have eyed for housing construction, are beyond the reach of the Clean Water Act... Several environmental groups, including San...
BK In The News: May 24, 2019
... — “Delay means death for these creatures”: The Center for Biological Diversity and San Francisco Baykeeper have filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration alleging it has violated the Endangered Species Act by failing to protect eight highly imperiled species. “The Endangered Species Act...

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