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E News: March 15, 2019
Bracing for a major oil spill in the Bay, welcoming our new senior scientist, and catching a harmful dredger in the act Monthly Update for March 2019 Feds undermine the science on Delta water flows A billion-dollar oil spill may be on its way to SF Bay Trump EPA makes it easier to destroy...
Blog Post: March 15, 2019
It just got a lot easier for the Cargill corporation to pave over San Francisco Bay wetlands to build offices, condos, and strip malls. At Cargill’s request, Trump’s EPA recently issued a decision that former South Bay wetlands aren’t covered by the Clean Water Act. That’s where the multi-national...
Blog Post: March 15, 2019
Science is at the heart of Baykeeper’s work.  Our pollution investigations and water quality monitoring, analysis of proposed environmental laws, and even lawsuits to stop polluters all rely on sound science and technical understanding of the complex ecology of San Francisco Bay. Which is why...
Blog Post: March 15, 2019
On patrol in north San Francisco Bay in 2017, a Baykeeper volunteer skipper noticed something odd. A dredging boat was moving, not by its engine but by erratically digging its dredging crane into the Bay’s sediment to propel the boat forward—tearing up the Bay floor as it went. Later the same day,...
Blog Post: March 12, 2019
In 2010, a pipeline burst and spilled heavy crude oil into Michigan’s Kalamazoo River. Response agencies tried to clean up the oil but gave up after five years and over a billion dollars spent. Almost a decade later, oil remains at the bottom of the river and the ecosystem has yet to recover. “If a...
BK In The News: March 12, 2019
Forum Panel with SF Baykeeper Senior Scientist Jon Rosenfield and KQED Reporter Lauren Sommer: President Trump is trying to speed up the approval process for a proposal to send more water to Central Valley farmers, something he promised to do during his 2016 campaign. A KQED investigation found...
BK In The News: March 7, 2019
The Trump Administration has ordered federal biologists to speed up critical decisions about whether to send more water from Northern California to farmers in the Central Valley ... “It’s not science, basically,” says Jon Rosenfield, senior scientist with San Francisco Baykeeper, an environmental...
BK In The News: March 7, 2019
San Francisco Baykeeper presented No Coal in Oakland with a Blue Rivet Award at their annual dinner on March 3.  These awards recognize Bay Area businesses, community groups, and individuals who have made a significant contribution to the health of San Francisco Bay.  As the rivets of the Golden...
Monthly Column: March 5, 2019
One day in 2011, Baykeeper staff was on a regular patrol of San Francisco Bay in our boat—when we came across something awful. A shipping terminal on the Richmond shoreline had placed huge, looming piles of dark black material at the edge of the water. Wind was blowing black dust from the piles...
BK In The News: February 28, 2019
Today Assemblymember Robert Rivas (D-Hollister) announced his environmental bill package... “Unlike lighter oils that float and eventually evaporate, heavy non-floating oils sink, smothering wildlife,” says Sejal Choksi-Chugh, Executive Director of San Francisco Baykeeper. “AB 936 helps prevent and...

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