Baykeeper Updates Related to Advocacy

Blog Post: July 24, 2018
Last month, Baykeeper’s pollution hotline received a tip that two Lime scooters had been dumped in San Francisco Bay and left to decay. After several days of waiting in vain for the company to remove the scooters, the tipster pulled one from out of the Bay near San Francisco’s Embarcadero Street...
BK In The News: July 19, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) - The quality of the water in San Francisco Bay is showing improvement after decades of aggressive ongoing environmental initiatives. SF Baykeeper is one of several bay water watchdogs reporting an improvement. "In the 1960's it was really bad before clean water acts," said...
BK In The News: July 18, 2018
Recently, the water quality in the San Francisco Bay has been showing signs of improvement, partly thanks to decades of environmental cleanup efforts... Nonprofit environmental advocacy organization San Francisco Baykeeper, or SF Baykeeper, is in its 29th year of working to improve the bay’s...
Blog Post: June 14, 2018
Identifying toxic contaminants in San Francisco Bay is the first step toward getting them cleaned up. So when regulators tried to weaken testing for contaminated sediment in the Bay, San Francisco Baykeeper pushed back—and we succeeded. Baykeeper has persistently advocated for regulators to do a...
Blog Post: May 21, 2018
Rodeo Refinery Air Permit Issued with No Public Input For immediate release, May 21, 2018 Contacts:  Camille Stough, Communities for a Better Environment, (510) 302-0430 x16, cstough@cbecal.org Sejal Choksi-Chugh, San Francisco Baykeeper, (510) 735-9700 x107, sejal@baykeeper.org Hollin Kretzmann,...
BK In The News: May 15, 2018
The growing movement to stamp out plastic straws is spreading to San Francisco... This past Earth Day, volunteers picked up hundreds of pounds of plastic trash, including numerous straws and lids, polluting the San Francisco Bay, as Bay Keeper executive director Sejal Choksi-Chugh... 
Blog Post: April 3, 2018
A lot of trash accumulates along Bay Area highways and freeways. Rain and wind can drive that trash into the Bay or into storm drains that empty into the Bay. Trash pollution blights views of the Bay, inhibits Bay recreation, and harms the Bay’s wildlife. The California Department of Transportation...
Blog Post: July 18, 2017
Recently, Baykeeper successfully advocated for local regulators to strengthen pollution controls at dry dock shipyards in San Francisco Bay. Dry docks are large three-walled structures where big ships pull in and are lifted entirely out of water for maintenance, such as removing old hull paint and...
Blog Post: May 3, 2017
The challenges facing San Francisco Bay—and the opportunity for a bigger movement for the environment to come together—set the stage for Baykeeper’s 2nd Annual Water Forum on April 24. The theme was Water Policy and Bay Protection in the New Federal Era. Our speakers, Jared Huffman, member of...
Monthly Column: April 4, 2017
This year, the Bay Area has been deluged with rain. After years of severe drought, we’re not complaining. However, the downpour came with side effects. Creeks, roads and neighborhoods flooded. Sewage overflows caused major spills in local communities. Billions of gallons of rainwater washed off...

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