As Trump tries to roll back clean water rules, California seeks stronger protections

San Francisco Chronicle

When grower Brad Goehring looks across his rows of grapes, he can’t help but see a pool of murky water that breaks the rhythm of his vines, which otherwise stretch steadily into the Sierra foothills... “It’s not just academic,” said Erica Maharg, managing attorney for San Francisco Baykeeper, another supporter of watershed protections. “There are proposals to develop right along the shoreline (of San Francisco Bay). The last thing that we need to be doing right now is developing and paving over wetlands.”