Baykeeper Updates Related to Bay Defense

Blog Post: April 17, 2019
A new proposal from the Trump administration poses a big threat to San Francisco Bay and to local drinking water. If it’s adopted, the rule could erase Clean Water Act protections for streams and creeks that flow only when it rains or when the winter snow melts. A polluter could be free to...
BK In The News: March 28, 2019
San Francisco Bay’s watershed stretches from the granite tips of the Sierra Nevada to the Golden Gate, covering almost 60,000 square miles and nearly 40 percent of California. Half of California’s surface water supply falls as rain or snow within the watershed, frequently as “ephemeral” or...
BK In The News: July 5, 2018
Scott Pruitt, President Trump’s administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, resigned after facing months of allegations over legal and ethical violations... “If I had to hazard a guess, I’d say Trump’s administration is probably thrilled to have Wheeler,” said Sejal Choksi-Chugh,...
BK In The News: June 25, 2018
The whole Orcem slag grinding cement factory ordeal is getting extremely tiresome and needs to be voted down by the Vallejo City Council. The only problem is several members of the council want to drag this on in order to be “fair” to Orcem. Their words, not mine. ... San Francisco Baykeeper, Napa...
BK In The News: May 3, 2018
Representatives of four environmental organizations expressed outrage Thursday over a $5 million settlement the Chevron Corp. reached with city of Richmond this week to end a lawsuit filed over a major fire at the refinery... The Sierra Club, the Center for Biological Diversity, Communities for a...
Blog Post: September 26, 2017
We’re very proud to announce that the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation has awarded San Francisco Baykeeper a new grant through the foundation’s Marine Life and Oceans program. Baykeeper will receive $190,000 to help protect San Francisco Bay from contamination and build resilience to climate change in...
BK In The News: September 19, 2017
NEW YORK — Leonardo DiCaprio announced Tuesday that his eco-focused foundation has given more than $20 million this year in fresh grants to more than 100 organizations around the world... California Waterkeepers, a group that helps protect the state's coastal waters, and Ocean 5, which establishes...
BK In The News: May 2, 2017
Reposted with permission from San Francisco Baykeeper. Baykeeper is opposing a bill recently introduced in the U.S. Congress that would make it harder for us to protect San Francisco Bay from pollution. The bill, H.R. 1179, weakens a provision of the federal Clean Water Act that Baykeeper has used...
Blog Post: April 18, 2017
Baykeeper is opposing a bill recently introduced in the U.S. Congress that would make it harder for us to protect San Francisco Bay from pollution. The bill, H.R. 1179, weakens a provision of the federal Clean Water Act that Baykeeper has used hundreds of times to prevent polluters from...
Blog Post: March 16, 2017
The federal administration’s attack on environmental protections continued this month with potential cuts to water quality programs in San Francisco Bay, plus a nationwide rollback of clean water safeguards. The administration’s proposed budget calls for a 31% cut in funding for the Environmental...

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