Save the San Francisco Baylands: Stop Cargill

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We are issuing an URGENT CALL TO ACTION: SF Bay is facing the biggest threat to its survival in 50 years. Cargill, the world’s largest agribusiness conglomerate, owns 1440 acres of SF baylands (currently used as salt ponds) near the port of Redwood City and plans to build a city of 32,000 residents. How are they going to do this? By filling in and paving over valuable SF Bay wetlands. In so doing, Cargill is trying to revive a practice from the past—destroying San Francisco Bay for the purpose of pursuing mega profits.

Cargill and DMB* must be stopped. They must be stopped if SF Bay is to have any chance of continuing on its path toward recovery . Today, only about 15 percent of SF Bay wetlands are left. We must save the 1440 acres from destruction so that they can be returned to thriving baylands that once filtered pollutants, trapped carbon, buffered against flooding, and teemed with wildlife. We must not go back to the past when filling in the Bay and destroying valuable natural habitats in the pursuit of profits were accepted as normative behavior.

*DMB Associates are Arizona-based developers hired by Cargill to pave the way for this mega project. DMB is tasked with lobbying politicians, disseminating media propaganda, hiring local Redwood City residents to voice their position, wining and dining local residents, as well as attacking to destroy politicians who come out against them.

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