Opinion: Inadequate Water Agency Rules Won’t Protect the Bay

May 31, 2022
Mercury News

A governmental agency made a decision May 11 that will affect everyone who lives in the Bay Area, especially those who depend on the San Francisco Bay and our creeks for recreation and livelihood. This agency, the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board, is responsible for protecting water quality throughout the Bay Area. It has long acknowledged that storm water pollution is one of the Bay’s most serious problems, and it approved a permit that is supposed to reduce the trash, metals, and bacteria that run off into the Bay from city streets every time it rains. Unfortunately, the agency’s plan is deeply flawed and isn’t going to solve the Bay’s serious storm water pollution problems.

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