Category: Cargill

Biden Administration Dismisses Cargill Appeal
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Biden Administration Dismisses Cargill Appeal

Great news — another victory in our fight to protect restorable wetlands along the Bay! Today the Biden administration officially dismissed the Trump administration’s appeal of the ruling that the Cargill salt ponds are subject to the Clean Water Act. This means the district court’s decision in favor of our lawsuit over the Cargill salt ponds stands. Trump...

Green Foothills Joins Call for EPA to Withdraw Appeal of Court Decision
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Green Foothills Joins Call for EPA to Withdraw Appeal of Court Decision

On February 16, 2021, Green Foothills joined 40 federal, state and local elected officials and 16 other environmental organizations in requesting the Biden administration to withdraw the appeal of the district court’s ruling in our favor against the Trump administration over the Cargill salt ponds. In 2019, the Trump administration attempted to declare the Cargill...

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...

Time for Cargill to Join the 21st Century
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Time for Cargill to Join the 21st Century

Published in The Daily Journal on 3/11/20 Recently, Redwood City leaders were informed that Cargill and its development partner, luxury housing developer DMB Associates, would be conducting a poll of residents concerning potential development on the Cargill-owned salt ponds in Redwood City. These salt ponds, which stretch more than 1,400 acres of Bay tidal flats...

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....

Are the Cargill saltwater ponds part of San Francisco Bay? Take a look for yourself!
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Are the Cargill saltwater ponds part of San Francisco Bay? Take a look for yourself!

Developers from Arizona have been running ads on television suggesting that the Redwood City saltwater ponds operated by Cargill to produce salt aren’t really part of San Francisco Bay, despite their history of being integrated with the Bay, including all the years of salt production. CGF produced the following two videos as response. Other Committee...

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