Baykeeper Updates Related to Bay-Safe Industry

Blog Post: September 4, 2013
(Note: This Action Alert closed on September 19, 2013.) The state's top water management agency is considering a new permit governing industrial runoff pollution that largely maintains the status quo and is unlikely to protect or improve California waterways. California's State Water Resources...
Monthly Column: September 3, 2013
Even those of us who commute by ferry may not realize that the Bay Area has more than 1,300 industrial facilities that collectively are responsible for one of the Bay’s greatest pollution problems. The dirty facilities that dot our warehouse districts and frontage roads are largely out of sight of...
Blog Post: August 12, 2013
Baykeeper’s Volunteer Pollution Investigators are helping us find out which industrial facilities are polluting San Francisco Bay. After completing their training last month, volunteers are out surveying the edges of industrial sites. They’re taking photos and looking for indications that pollution...
Blog Post: July 16, 2013
Steelhead trout and Chinook salmon will have a better chance of survival in San Jose’s Coyote Creek and in San Francisco Bay, thanks to Baykeeper’s successful legal action against GreenWaste Recovery, Inc. GreenWaste, a San Jose recycling facility, has polluted Coyote Creek, which flows to the Bay...
Blog Post: July 2, 2013
GreenTeam of San Jose recently agreed to install controls to prevent the recycling facility’s toxic runoff pollution of San Francisco Bay. Baykeeper sued the company after documenting that GreenTeam has polluted the Bay with oil, grease, and heavy metals that include aluminum, copper, iron, zinc,...
Blog Post: June 27, 2013
Are you interested in getting out in the field for a healthy Bay? Baykeeper seeks Volunteer Pollution Investigators for 2013 to help us find out which industrial facilities are polluting San Francisco Bay.      Sign up today to be a Baykeeper 2013 Volunteer Pollution Investigator. We’re looking...
Featured Stories: June 25, 2013
Toxic brownish water will no longer gush toward San Francisco Bay from Pacific Steel Casting Company in Berkeley, as a result of Baykeeper’s successful Clean Water Act lawsuit against the facility. Pacific Steel, the fourth largest steel foundry in the U.S., agreed this month to stop rainy-season...
Blog Post: April 16, 2013
For the second time this year, thanks to Baykeeper’s advocacy, a polluting metal and vehicle recycler on the Oakland Estuary has been told it is still not doing enough to keep toxic dust out of San Francisco Bay—and that it must do better. Schnitzer Steel has long been one of the Bay’s worst...
Blog Post: February 11, 2013
As a result of Baykeeper’s advocacy, a major shoreline industrial facility has been ordered to better control toxic waste blowing into the Bay. Schnitzer Steel, a metal and vehicle recycler on the Oakland Estuary, has long been one of the Bay’s worst runoff and airborne dust polluters. At our...
Blog Post: January 29, 2013
Large industrial facilities released more than one million pounds of toxic chemicals into San Francisco Bay and other water bodies in the 60,000 square-mile Bay-Delta watershed during 2011, according to a report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The majority of this pollution...

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