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Emails raise questions about Chevron’s bay area oil spill response

Times Delta

The morning after a quarter-inch hole in a pipeline owned by Chevron leaked petroleum fluids into the San Francisco Bay on Feb. 9, Richmond Mayor Tom Butt struck an optimistic tone about the...

Redwood City Salt Ponds Likely Safe From Development – at Least for Now

NBC Bay Area

The 1,400-acre Redwood City salt ponds along the San Francisco Bay Trail are coveted by environmentalists and developers. In 2009, the property owner, a Cargill subsidiary, proposed putting 12,000...

Earth Week: PPE pollution problem

KRON4 News

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – KRON4 is celebrating Earth Week by drawing attention to some of the biggest environmental challenges in the Bay Area. The pandemic has made PPE – such as face masks – life-...

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...

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