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California, environmental groups sue EPA over protection of SF Bay salt ponds

San Francisco Chronicle , September 24, 2019

Peter Fimrite  San Francisco Chronicle

Sep. 24, 2019

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Bay Area conservation groups sued the Environmental Protection Agency Tuesday for failing to protect Redwood City’s salt ponds under the Clean Water Act, a decision they say will harm the San Francisco Bay ecosystem.

The lawsuits, filed separately in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, claim the Trump administration’s decision to halt protections of many waterways, including the 1,365 acres of salt ponds, under the Obama-era Waters of the United States rule was illegal.