Salt Ponds Complaint vs. EPA

September 24, 2019

CPM represents Save The Bay, Committee for Green Foothills, and Citizens’ Committee to Complete the Refuge, who are joined by San Francisco Baykeeper and their attorneys at Earthrise Law Center, in a lawsuit filed today against the Environmental Protection Agency and its Administrator Andrew Wheeler. 

The lawsuit seeks to overturn EPA’s March 2019 determination that the Redwood City Salt Ponds of San Francisco Bay are not “waters of the United States,” alleging EPA violated the law by removing them from legal protection. The lawsuit, brought under the Administrative Procedure Act, seeks a declaration that EPA’s negative jurisdictional determination was arbitrary and capricious, contrary to the Clean Water Act, and lacked substantial evidence to support its findings.

The plaintiffs are being represented by Joe Cotchett, Eric Buescher, and Nazy Fahimi.

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