Baykeeper Updates Related to Bay-Safe Industry

BK In The News: January 6, 2016
The worst environmental nightmare on the bay in years. The economic savior of a battered town. Depending on who’s talking, those are the takes on a plan to install a massive cement mill and a shipping terminal on the southern edge of Vallejo. . . According to George Torgun, managing attorney for...
BK In The News: December 28, 2015
In the 30th victory for Baykeeper’s Bay-Safe Industry Campaign, the operators of a waste disposal and recycling facility on the San Francisco Bay shoreline recently agreed to keep polluted storm water out of the Bay.
Blog Post: December 23, 2015
In the 30th victory for Baykeeper’s Bay-Safe Industry Campaign, the operators of a waste disposal and recycling facility on the San Francisco Bay shoreline recently agreed to keep polluted storm water out of the Bay. Blue Line Transfer, Inc. and South San Francisco Scavenger Company, Inc. will make...
Blog Post: November 25, 2015
In October, Baykeeper filed a lawsuit aimed at stopping the export of coal from a new shipping terminal proposed for Oakland. Baykeeper and our partners recently dismissed the suit, after Oakland city leaders announced they would decide the fate of the proposed coal export project after an ongoing...
Blog Post: November 18, 2015
A bulk shipping port and cement plant proposed along the shores of Mare Island Strait in Vallejo could contaminate San Francisco Bay and nearby communities, Baykeeper recently told Vallejo city leaders. Baykeeper is particularly concerned that the terminal would be used to ship dirty fossil fuels...
Blog Post: October 5, 2015
Shamrock Materials, Inc. recently agreed to implement pollution controls at its San Rafael concrete production plant in order to protect San Francisco Bay from contaminated runoff. Baykeeper brought suit under the Clean Water Act based on the company’s reports of pollution in storm water running...
Press Release: October 2, 2015
For Immediate Release October 2, 2015 Contact: Roger Lin, Communities for a Better Environment, roger@cbecal.org, 510-302-0430 ext. 16 Miya Yoshitani, Asian Pacific Environmental Network,  miya@apen4ej.org, 510-834-8920 ext.306 Jess Dervin-Ackerman, Sierra Club SF Bay Chapter, jess.dervin-...
Blog Post: October 2, 2015
Baykeeper is adding a legal challenge to our advocacy against the shipment of coal by rail along San Francisco Bay’s shoreline. On October 2nd, we filed suit in Alameda County Superior Court against the city of Oakland and the developer of a bulk shipping terminal included in the redevelopment of...
BK In The News: September 22, 2015
A lengthy public hearing in Oakland Monday afternoon and evening sought to parse out the benefits or drawbacks of exporting coal through a new shipping center under construction at the old Oakland Army Base in West Oakland. . . Opponents argued that the local community would be impacted by dust...
Blog Post: September 10, 2015
Baykeeper is standing up against coal contamination in San Francisco Bay. On September 21, Baykeeper will urge the Oakland City Council to cancel plans for exporting coal from a new shipping terminal. The terminal would receive coal in long trains running along railroad tracks near the Bay’s shore...

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