Trashy Bay: Has Oakland Really Cleaned Up Its Act?


Oakland has one of the worst rates among Bay Area cities for garbage going into the ocean.. After San Jose failed to address its trash and sewage problem, the environmental advocacy group San Francisco Baykeeper sued the city for violating the federal Clean Water Act. The city is now paying more than $100 million to clean up tons of garage headed into creeks and San Francisco Bay, repair leaking sewage pipes, and treat bacteria-contaminated storm-water.