Capeweed, a fish kill and taxes

February 13, 2013

Your Wednesday Bay Area nature news:

  • Customs officials intercept invasive capeweed at Port of Oakland on flowers shipped from Australia. [Oakland Tribune]
  • Fish die, including rare steelhead trout, after pipe burst into San Mateo Creek, sending disinfected water downstream. [San Mateo Daily Journal]
  • Marin supervisor complains about mounting legal costs in lawsuit over salmon protections. [Marin Independent Journal]
  • Should California put a tax on extracting oil? (Even Texas has one). [Calitics]
About the Author

Alison Hawkes was a Bay Nature editor from 2011-2017. Before Bay Nature she worked in journalism for more than a decade as a former newspaper reporter turned radio producer turned web editor with each rendition bringing her closer to her dream of covering environmental issues. She co-founded Way Out West, a site dedicated to covering Bay Area environmental news.