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EPA Must Review San Francisco Water Rule Decision, Judge Says

Oct. 6, 2020, 12:55 AM

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency must reconsider whether parts of San Francisco Bay tidal wetlands and marshes are protected under the Clean Water Act, under a judge’s order Monday.

Judge William Alsup of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California vacated a previous EPA ruling and ordered the agency to review its decision that development of the Redwood City Salt Ponds was not restricted under the waters of the U.S. rule.

  • San Francisco Baykeeper, Save the Bay, Committee for Green Foothills, Citizens Committee to Complete the Refuge, and the state of California sued in March 2019 challenging...

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