BAYKEEPER IN THE NEWS
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Baykeeper in the News

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Bay Area conservationists say region much healthier, but more action required to save the earth

KTVU Fox News

SAN FRANCISCO - People who make their livings fighting to protect the Bay Area say the region is a lot healthier than it was when Earth Day began in the 1970s. "But it is still not as clean as it...

Group Fights Over Richmond Housing Project Near Contaminated Site

NBC Bay Area

A developer just got the green light to build thousands of homes on bay in South Richmond, near a known contaminated site. Cheryl Hurd reports.

Cargill drops effort to remove Clean Water Act protections for Redwood City Salt Ponds

Climate Online

Cargill this week withdrew its appeal of a federal ruling that reinstated U.S. Clean Water Act (CWA) protections for the Redwood City Salt Ponds, marking the latest legal victory for environmental...

Cargill drops fight to build 12,000 homes on Redwood City salt ponds

The Mercury News

In what environmental groups are hailing as a “complete victory,” Cargill Salt announced this week it will not appeal a decision by a federal judge that protects Redwood City’s salt ponds from...

Environmental Groups Hail Decision By Cargill To Drop Appeal Of Ruling That Protects Redwood City Salt Ponds

Bay City News / SF Gate

Bay Area environmental groups are celebrating a decision by an affiliate of Cargill to withdraw its appeal of a federal judge's finding that Redwood City salt ponds are protected by the Clean Water...

Sausalito sewage spill unloads nearly 100K gallons

Marin Independent Journal

Tree roots are being blamed for a 98,280-gallon sewage spill in Sausalito that went unnoticed for two weeks. The overflow started on March 17 and went undetected because of heavy vegetation,...

Gov. Gavin Newsom and the State Water Resources Control Board must adopt a comprehensive, science-based plan to restore the Bay

San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Bay’s life support systems are unraveling quickly, and a wealth of science indicates that unsustainable water diversions are driving this estuary’s demise. Yet, with another drought...

Suisun Marsh gas drilling plan runs into environmental buzz saw

East Bay Times

The Suisun Marsh — known as the largest swath of contiguous wetlands on the West Coast and a haven for thousands of migrating waterfowl — has become the Bay Area’s latest battleground between fossil...

SF Baykeeper sues Biden administration to list local longfin smelt as endangered species

San Francisco Chronicle

A tiny silver fish few people in the Bay Area have heard of could be a new symbol of the state’s continuing battle over water resources. San Francisco Baykeeper sued the Biden administration on...

Sunnyvale fined $187,000 after spilling nearly 300,000 gallons of wastewater into San Francisco Bay

Mercury News

State water pollution officials have hit the city of Sunnyvale with $187,000 penalty after the city’s wastewater treatment plant spilled more than a quarter million gallons of partially treated...

The A’s believe their Howard Terminal ballpark project is eco-conscious. Environmental groups are skeptical

The Athletic

Last August, shortly after the A’s filed a lawsuit in Alameda County Superior Court against the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), A’s president Dave Kaval sent out a series of...

This Indian American ‘Water Warrior’ Is Saving San Francisco Bay

The Quint

‘Water warrior’ Sejal’s passion for conservation has been shaped significantly by her childhood experiences. Riding an elephant, little Sejal started crying when she was about one-fourth the way up a...

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