Author: Alice Kaufman

AB 948 signed by Governor Newsom
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AB 948 signed by Governor Newsom

Photo Credit: Jim Gensheimer/Bay Area News Group Great news! The campaign to protect Coyote Valley got a big boost last month when Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 948, creating the Coyote Valley Conservation Program. “What Coyote Valley offers is irreplaceable: vibrant wetlands, an essential wildlife habitat and migratory area, active farmlands, a resource to fight...

We’ve Sued the Trump Administration
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We’ve Sued the Trump Administration

On September 24, Committee for Green Foothills, together with 3 other environmental groups, filed suit against the Trump administration over its actions in giving up Clean Water Act jurisdiction over the Cargill salt ponds in Redwood City. “We’re not going to stand by while Cargill uses the Trump administration’s eagerness to gut our environmental laws...

Action Alert: Stop Cargill – Protect Our Bay Shoreline
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Action Alert: Stop Cargill – Protect Our Bay Shoreline

Seven years ago, we stopped plans by agribusiness giant Cargill to build a massive new city of 30,000 people on top of the Redwood City salt ponds – historic San Francisco Bay wetlands that provide crucial habitat to tens of thousands of migratory shorebirds, and offer the region’s best opportunity for restoring San Francisco Bay....

An Inspiring Day For the Protection of Juristac
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An Inspiring Day For the Protection of Juristac

The beautiful landscape of Juristac (also known as Sargent Ranch) is under threat from a sand and gravel quarry. To gather strength to stop this destructive mining operation, hundreds of local residents, members of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, and other supporters gathered at Mission San Juan Bautista last Sunday, September 8, for the Walk...

Land-Use Planning in an Era of Rising Seas
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Land-Use Planning in an Era of Rising Seas

Sea level rise is here, and it is going to get worse. Recent projections show a strong likelihood that the Bay Area will experience at least 6 – 12 inches of sea level rise by 2030, about two feet by 2050, and three to six feet by the end of the century. This will put...

Final Planning Commission Hearing on Stanford Foothills
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Final Planning Commission Hearing on Stanford Foothills

This Thursday, June 27 will be the last scheduled Planning Commission hearing this year on Stanford’s future development plans. We asked you back in May to email the Planning Commissioners. If you didn’t send an email then, please send one now to tell the Planning Commission to protect open space in the Stanford Foothills using...

Victory for Wildlife-Friendly Fences!
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Victory for Wildlife-Friendly Fences!

Great news! This week, the Los Gatos Town Council unanimously approved a wildlife-friendly fence ordinance. Please join us in thanking the Council for approving this ordinance by using the email form below. What’s Happening The new ordinance will require all new perimeter fences on hillside lots larger than 1 acre in the town of Los...

Re-envisioning Coyote Valley in General Plan Review
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Re-envisioning Coyote Valley in General Plan Review

Great news! On June 11, the San Jose City Council voted to include discussion about the long-term future of Coyote Valley in the upcoming General Plan 4-Year Review. Thanks to everyone who sent emails or came to the City Council meeting — and thanks to the entire City Council for the unanimous vote, and especially...

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