Baykeeper Updates Related to Bay-Safe Industry

BK In The News: November 21, 2016
San Mateo County is drafting a new Stormwater Resource Plan to combat water pollution and fulfill state water quality mandates... Erica Maharg, managing attorney of the nonprofit San Francisco Baykeeper, works to reduce the public health risks associated with PCBs and mercury in fish. “All across...
Blog Post: October 25, 2016
Marking San Francisco Baykeeper’s 37th legal victory in our Bay-Safe Industry Campaign, the Granite Rock Company has agreed to implement pollution controls to rein in contaminated storm water draining into the Bay from its Redwood City concrete batch plant. Granite Rock specializes in construction...
Blog Post: September 30, 2016
In Baykeeper’s latest victory to clean up toxic industrial pollution, Pinole Rodeo Auto Wreckers has agreed to prevent contaminated rainwater from running off its site into San Francisco Bay. Baykeeper sued the company under the Clean Water Act after the company’s own reports showed that during...
BK In The News: August 4, 2016
OAKLAND – The nonprofit San Francisco Baykeeper is seeking declaratory judgment and injunctive relief against an Oakland recycling facility, Asphalt Shingle Recyclers LLC, alleging it is unlawfully discharging polluted stormwater into East Creek Slough.        
Blog Post: July 11, 2016
Eco Box Recycling, a debris removal and recycling facility in San Jose, recently agreed to keep contaminated rainwater from running off its site and into Coyote Creek, a tributary of San Francisco Bay. Baykeeper learned about pollution from Eco Box via a tip we received to our Pollution Hotline. We...
BK In The News: July 5, 2016
Officials in Oakland, California, effectively ended proposals to open a new coal export terminal by voting to ban the transport and storage of the fossil fuel within city limits. “The transport and handling of coal would not only have had serious consequences for the health of local communities,...
Blog Post: June 28, 2016
The Oakland City Council has taken its final vote to approve an ordinance that bans coal from being handled and stored in the City of Oakland, including through a new bulk shipping terminal proposing to export millions of tons of coal. Baykeeper has been strongly advocating for Oakland city leaders...
Blog Post: June 9, 2016
The City of Berkeley Transfer Station and Recycling Center recently agreed to keep contaminated rainwater from running off its site and into storm drains that empty into San Francisco Bay. Facilities like the City of Berkeley Transfer Station and Recycling Center are critical to reducing waste in...
Monthly Column: June 1, 2016
From the deck of Baykeeper’s 24-foot patrol boat on San Francisco Bay, we saw large black piles of petroleum coke looming along the Richmond shoreline. One pile was much higher than a low wall that barely held it back from the Bay. Coke was accumulating near the top of the wall, ready to fall into...
BK In The News: May 19, 2016
The city of Berkeley this week agreed to a tentative settlement of a lawsuit by the environmental group San Francisco Baykeeper over alleged discharges of polluted stormwater into San Francisco Bay from the transfer station on lower Gilman Street.

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