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Anglers Fear State EPA Study Would Bring Ban On Lead In Fishing Gear

California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control, a part of the state Environmental Protection Agency, is getting a virtual earful from the sportfishing industry over the agency’s proposed investigation into the use of toxic substances — including lead, zinc and copper — in fishing gear.

10/24/2014

Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

EPA Says Delta Water Tunnels Could Violate Federal Environmental Law, Harm Fish

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials say California’s $25 billion plan to build an enormous pair of twin tunnels system to pump water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to other parts of the state may violate federal environmental law and harm endangered fish.

08/29/2014

The East Bay Municipal Utility District water treatment facility stands in Oakland, California. (Photo by Chip Chipman/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

East Bay Wastewater Districts, Cities Agree To Pay $1.5 Million Fine & Keep Sewage Out Of SF Bay

The East Bay Municipal Utility District, Stege Sanitary District and six cities have agreed to pay $1.5 million in fines to settle allegations they allowed raw or partially treated sewage to flow into the San Francisco Bay.

07/29/2014

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EPA Awards $200K In Grants To Bay Area Companies Developing Green Tech

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that two Bay Area companies have each been awarded $100,000 contracts for the development of innovative green technologies as part of the agency’s Small Business Innovative Research program.

07/16/2014

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U.S. EPA Takes Steps To Maintain California Water Quality As Drought Worsens

As a new report from the U.S. Drought Monitor reveals that most of California is under extreme or -even worse – exceptional drought, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is taking steps to maintain the quality of California’s water as drought conditions worsen.

05/02/2014

Gas is flared as waste from the Monterey Shale formation where gas and oil extraction using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is on the verge of a boom on March 22, 2014 near Buttonwillow, California. (David McNew/Getty Images)

California Environmental Protection Agency Maps Areas Most Burdened By Pollution

The science-based tool used by state officials identifies the portions of the state that have higher pollution burdens and vulnerabilities than other areas, and therefore are most in need of assistance.

04/23/2014

Raytheon Corp., a Superfund site located in Mountain View, CA. (EPA)

Congresswoman Opens Inquiry Into EPA Toxic Cleanup In Silicon Valley

Palo Alto Congresswoman Anna Eshoo wants to know more about the federal government’s cleanup of Superfund sites in Silicon Valley.

04/02/2014

San Francisquito Creek. (CBS)

Barrier Removed From Peninsula Creek Allows Endangered Fish To Migrate

Representatives of federal, state and local agencies Thursday announced the elimination of a 105-year-old barrier in a creek between Palo Alto and Menlo Park to allow endangered steelhead trout to migrate upstream from San Francisco Bay.

09/05/2013

A strawberry field in Tehama County. (CBS)

Bay Area Environmental Group Suing EPA Over Pesticide Drift

On Wednesday, a Bay Area environmental group will file a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency, accusing the feds of not protecting children from pesticide drift.

07/24/2013

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$455M In Funds For Safe Drinking Water Unspent By State Health Dept.

Federal regulators say California’s Department of Public Health failed to spend $455 million meant to improve drinking water infrastructure—at a time when thousands rely on groundwater laced with nitrates and other contaminants.

04/19/2013

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