Baykeeper Updates Related to Legal Action

BK In The News: May 24, 2019
... — “Delay means death for these creatures”: The Center for Biological Diversity and San Francisco Baykeeper have filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration alleging it has violated the Endangered Species Act by failing to protect eight highly imperiled species. “The Endangered Species Act...
Press Release: May 23, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO— The Center for Biological Diversity and San Francisco Baykeeper sued the Trump administration today for failing to protect the longfin smelt, as well as seven other highly imperiled species across the country, under the Endangered Species Act. “The longfin smelt needs protection now...
BK In The News: May 23, 2019
The Trump administration failed to give Endangered Species Act protections to the longfin smelt, the eastern gopher tortoise and six other highly vulnerable species... the Trump administration has been delaying protections for “critically imperiled” plants and animals according to the lawsuit filed...
BK In The News: May 23, 2019
Two environmental groups have sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to demand that the federal government recognize several species native to the U.S. as endangered. The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) and San Francisco Baykeeper sued the Trump administration to force the addition of the...
Monthly Column: January 2, 2019
I’m not a fan of my morning alarm disrupting my cozy slumber. But to be on time and prepared for my busy day, I need that wake-up call, no matter how jarring.  I write this with similar mixed feelings. No one likes an alarmist, but this new year, all of us snoozing unaware around San Francisco Bay...
BK In The News: October 26, 2017
Oakland has one of the worst rates among Bay Area cities for garbage going into the ocean.. After San Jose failed to address its trash and sewage problem, the environmental advocacy group San Francisco Baykeeper sued the city for violating the federal Clean Water Act. The city is now paying more...
BK In The News: May 30, 2017
A deluge of trash is flowing through Oakland’s storm drains and depositing so much litter in San Francisco Bay that regulators are threatening to levy fines... A path Estes would like to avoid is one followed by San Jose, which last June agreed to pay $100 million over the next decade to settle a...
Featured Stories: October 15, 2012
October 18 is the 40th anniversary of the federal Clean Water Act. The landmark law has been a powerful tool for cleaning up waterways, but it has also repeatedly come under attack from polluters. When Congress passed the law in 1972, U.S. water quality was at an all-time low. A symbol of the...
Monthly Column: June 1, 2012
In the 1960s and early 70s, San Francisco Bay just plain stank. Raw or partly treated sewage entered the Bay in 83 places. Refineries, smelters, pesticide manufacturers and other industrial facilities pumped their waste directly into the Bay. The Bay Area wasn’t alone. Across the nation, water...
BK In The News: November 19, 2010
The environmental stewards at San Francisco Baykeeper recently sued San Mateo County over a dirty little secret: the waste that you flush down the drain doesn't always get treated. Sometimes, it's pumped right out into the bay.

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