Baykeeper Updates Related to Bay-Safe Industry

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.
BK In The News: April 25, 2016
San Francisco Baykeeper filed a federal suit to address violations of the federal Clean Water Act by the city of Berkeley and Community Conservation Centers, Inc. on Wednesday, alleging that the defendants are discharging polluted stormwater into the bay. According to the complaint, the polluted...
BK In The News: April 21, 2016
San Francisco Baykeeper has filed suit against the city of Berkeley in federal court, alleging discharge of polluted stormwater from the waste processing and transfer station on lower Gilman Street into San Francisco Bay, in violation of the federal Clean Water Act. "Stormwater runoff is one of the...
Blog Post: April 12, 2016
Baykeeper is keeping up the pressure to block Valero Energy Corporation’s plan to enlarge the train yard at its Benicia refinery. In February, the Benicia Planning Commission unanimously voted against Valero’s crude oil train project. Valero appealed to the Benicia City Council, which is holding...
Blog Post: April 11, 2016
Four bills introduced in the California Legislature by State Senator Loni Hancock would reduce the threat of pollution from coal in San Francisco Bay and local communities. Baykeeper supports all four. The proposed legislation will help prevent coal from being exported from the terminal proposed at...
Blog Post: April 8, 2016
CSL, a metal plating and coating company in Santa Clara, recently agreed to keep contaminated rainwater from running off of its site and into storm drains that eventually flow to San Francisco Bay. Baykeeper sued the company under the federal Clean Water Act because its storm water runoff contained...
Blog Post: April 4, 2016
Can 10 million tons of Utah coal per year be brought by train through the Bay Area and shipped from Oakland to Asia, without polluting neighborhoods and San Francisco Bay? The developers of a bulk shipping terminal in Oakland claim it can be done, in an opinion piece on the pages of the April issue...
Blog Post: March 8, 2016
In the 32nd victory for Baykeeper’s Bay-Safe Industry Campaign, San Rafael Rock Quarry recently agreed to improve its operations to protect San Francisco Bay from contaminated runoff. The quarry is on the Bay shoreline, and during rainstorms, polluted rainwater has run off the site directly into...
Monthly Column: March 1, 2016
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. It looks like developers are trying to fool all of us who love San Francisco Bay—twice. For the second time in less than a year, development threatens the Bay with contamination from coal. Developers are proposing to build a shipping terminal...

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