Author: Alice Kaufman

Please Support the Coyote Valley Climate Change Overlay Zone and Development Moratorium
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Please Support the Coyote Valley Climate Change Overlay Zone and Development Moratorium

On Tuesday, February 9, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors will consider a Climate Change Overlay Zone and development moratorium for Coyote Valley. Please email the Supervisors and ask them to support these important environmental protections in Coyote Valley! Coyote Valley Still Threatened by Development We’ve made great strides towards protecting Coyote Valley lately....

Regional Housing Allocations Threaten Open Space
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Regional Housing Allocations Threaten Open Space

Last week, the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) Executive Board voted to approve housing allocations for Santa Clara County that could result in thousands of homes being located in rural areas. We will be working to keep the County’s rural areas rural and protect our open space from inappropriate residential development. ABAG’s Action Would...

Latest Actions to Protect Redwood City’s Shoreline
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Latest Actions to Protect Redwood City’s Shoreline

When it comes to sea level rise, Redwood City is both unusually vulnerable and unusually lucky given its unprotected shoreline and opportunity for wetland restoration. Much of our advocacy has been focused here for good reason. Here are some of our most recent efforts to encourage climate adaptation and keep residents out of the path...

San Jose Task Force Votes to Protect Coyote Valley
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San Jose Task Force Votes to Protect Coyote Valley

Last Thursday, the San Jose General Plan Task Force voted overwhelmingly to change the land use in North Coyote Valley from industrial development to open space and agriculture. Although this action must also be approved by the Planning Commission and City Council, this is an amazing outcome that could only have been dreamed of just...

Victory Over the Trump Administration!
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Victory Over the Trump Administration!

We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve won our lawsuit against the Trump administration over their decision to abandon Clean Water Act jurisdiction for the Cargill salt ponds. U.S. District Judge William Alsup ruled on Monday that the Trump administration ignored its own regulations and misapplied the law in its decision. Now the Trump administration will...

Stop the Lehigh Expansion
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Stop the Lehigh Expansion

In the foothills just west of Cupertino, the Lehigh Permanente Quarry forms a 3500-acre scar in the otherwise green and undeveloped hillsides of the Santa Cruz Mountains. For decades, mining operations there have discharged toxic selenium into Permanente Creek and contributed to air pollution, noise, and dust in the region. Up until now, Lehigh’s mining...

Help us pass Measure T!
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Help us pass Measure T!

Measure T, which will renew funding for the Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority, will be on the ballot for most Santa Clara County voters this November. Volunteers are needed to help get the word out about this important ballot measure to protect and restore local open space! Volunteer for the Measure T campaign Measure...

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