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BGOV Bill Summary: H.R. 1132, San Francisco Bay Restoration

Feb. 3, 2020, 1:20 PM

A San Francisco Bay Program Office would be established at the Environmental Protection Agency to make grants for estuary conservation and other water-related initiatives under a modified version of H.R. 1132.

The bill would authorize $25 million annually for the office for fiscal 2021 through 2025.

The San Francisco Bay Estuary spans about 1,600 square miles and drains more than 40% of California’s water, according to a report on the bill from the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. The estuary faces threats from pesticide, invasive species, toxic substances, bacteria, and habitat destruction, the report added.

Under the bill, the...

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