Baykeeper Updates Related to Water Resources

Blog Post: November 26, 2019
In 1975, scientists found that the Petaluma River was so heavily contaminated with E. Coli and other bacteria that it was unsafe to have any contact with the water. The presumed sources of the bacteria included animal and human waste running off of ranches, stables, farmland, and out of broken...
BK In The News: November 5, 2019
Eight-hundred pages into the text of a lengthy new report, federal biologists have quietly granted government water managers permission to nearly exterminate an endangered run of Sacramento River salmon... "This is an extinction plan," warns Jon Rosenfield, a scientist with the organization San...
BK In The News: September 28, 2019
For years, the Interior Department resisted proposals to raise the height of its towering Shasta Dam in Northern California... Excluding review of the dam’s downstream effects is “like analyzing the impact of a loaded pistol without looking past the nose of the barrel,” said Jon Rosenfield, a...
BK In The News: September 16, 2019
Natural Resources Defense Council * Defenders of WildlifeSierra Club California * Golden Gate Salmon AssociationCalifornia Coastkeeper Alliance * Audubon CaliforniaThe Nature Conservancy * The Bay Institute * San Francisco Baykeeper * AzulPacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s...
BK In The News: July 8, 2019
A coalition of 55 conservation, fishing, recreation, water policy, and environmental justice groups from throughout California, representing hundreds of thousands of Californians, sent a letter to state officials last week thanking the Governor for his “…leadership in tackling California’s water...
Press Release: July 2, 2019
Sacramento – A coalition of 55 conservation, fishing, recreation, water policy, and environmental justice groups from throughout California, representing hundreds of thousands of Californians, sent a letter to state officials today thanking the Governor for his “…leadership in tackling California’s...
BK In The News: April 14, 2019
The Trump administration’s proposal to strip waterways around the country of Clean Water Act protections would be devastating to the Bay Area, putting more than 40 percent of our local streams at risk. Half of California’s surface water falls as rain or snow, forming streams, creeks, and marshes...
BK In The News: April 14, 2019
The Trump administration’s proposal to strip waterways around the country of Clean Water Act protections would be devastating to the Bay Area, putting more than 40 percent of local stream miles at risk. Half of California’s surface water falls as rain or snow, forming streams, creeks and marshes...
Blog Post: April 25, 2016
Plans to divert fresh water from the Sacramento River and send it through two tunnels to pumps on the southern end of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta could devastate the San Francisco Bay-Delta ecosystem. Baykeeper has worked to oppose the construction of Delta tunnels for many years. Now, we have...
BK In The News: January 8, 2016
A California lawmaker is dramatically raising the stakes in water management, proposing fines that could reach thousands of dollars a day and public shaming of people who use too much. . . . Environmentalists say public shaming works. Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director of San Francisco...

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