Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerA lawsuit alleges the Bay is being contaminated by industrial pollution.

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerA lawsuit alleges the Bay is being contaminated by industrial pollution.

San Francisco Bay restoration funding bill reintroduced in Washington

A bill that would help fund the restoration of San Francisco Bay was reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier.

The San Francisco Bay Restoration Act would authorize up to $20 million annually over five years to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for efforts to curb the effects of pollution, restore wetland habitat, protect fish and wildlife and help local communities keep the Bay clean, Speier said.

“All of us who live by the Bay are uniquely blessed with one of the most beautiful places to live and work in the country, and it is incumbent upon us to protect our home ecosystem from pollution, habitat loss and the growing threat of climate change,” Speier said.

While a master conservation plan exists for the Bay, that plan has been underfunded for more than 20 years, Speier said.

The legislation is supported by Bay Area legislators including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, U.S. Reps. George Miller, Pete Stark, Lynn Woolsey, Anna Eshoo, Barbara Lee, Zoe Lofgren, Mike Thompson, Mike Honda, Jerry McNerney and John Garamendi. Sens Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer have introduced similar legislation in the Senate.

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