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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...

With San Francisco Bay on life support, Newsom withholds the cure

CalMatters

By Jon Rosenfield, Special to CalMatters San Francisco Bay’s life support systems are unravelling quickly, and a wealth of science indicates that unsustainable water diversions are driving this...

Emails Raise Questions About Chevron’s Bay Area Oil Spill Response

Capital & Main

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

Opposition to Bay Area gas well reflects mounting concerns about climate change

San Francisco Chronicle

A Brentwood company’s proposal to drill a natural gas well in Suisun Marsh has become the latest flash point in California’s quest to fight climate change and transition away from fossil fuels....

Flow Rules Stalled As Tunnel Advances

Estuary News

As California stares down the barrel of yet another dry year, alarm bells are already ringing over conditions in the Delta. Environmental groups, fishermen, tribes, and a host of others are calling...

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