Latest Baykeeper News and Information

Featured Stories: September 20, 2017
Baykeeper’s Bay-Safe Industry Campaign is making rapid progress. We launched the campaign in 2012, and have so far secured legally-binding agreements requiring 39 industrial facilities to implement controls to keep toxic pollution from contaminating San Francisco Bay. These 39 victories include...
BK In The News: September 19, 2017
NEW YORK — Leonardo DiCaprio announced Tuesday that his eco-focused foundation has given more than $20 million this year in fresh grants to more than 100 organizations around the world... California Waterkeepers, a group that helps protect the state's coastal waters, and Ocean 5, which establishes...
BK In The News: September 16, 2017
Every year, about 2,000 volunteers across San Francisco pick up trash as a part of the statewide Coastal Cleanup Day. And just about every year, more than half of the volunteers end up at Ocean Beach, where there happens to be less trash to collect... At India Basin Shoreline Park, San Francisco...
E News: September 14, 2017
Coastal Cleanup Day is coming up this Saturday! Monthly Update for September 2017 Baykeeper tests for microplastic pollution in the Bay Victory! Stopping Bay pollution from a trash facility Baykeeper fights toxic selenium harming Bay wildlife Report Bay pollution to the Baykeeper hotline...
BK In The News: September 8, 2017
A minor oil spill in San Pablo Bay at the Phillips 66 oil refinery this week was most likely caused by a corroded pipeline... A corrosive pipeline indicates the marine terminal’s infrastructure is getting old and could allow future spills, according to Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director of San...
BK In The News: September 7, 2017
Regarding “A colossal comeback” (Page One, Sept. 5): Thank you for the informative article about the reasons for the abundance of humpback whales this year. I do think it’s worth mentioning that the Bay Area’s efforts to clean up the San Francisco Bay and the surrounding watershed have provided the...
BK In The News: September 5, 2017
State fish and wildlife officials have launched an investigation into a new oil spill at the Phillips 66 refinery marine terminal in Rodeo...“These kinds of small spills are like death to the Bay from a thousand small cuts,” said Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director of San Francisco Baykeeper,...
Monthly Column: September 5, 2017
The Ghost Fleet of Suisun Bay—57 decaying military ships that poisoned the San Francisco Bay ecosystem for 40 years—is finally gone. The last ship was towed out of the Golden Gate in August, on its way to be dismantled and recycled. This is a major victory for a healthier Bay ecosystem. The Ghost...
Featured Stories: September 5, 2017
The Ghost Fleet of Suisun Bay—the decaying military ships that poisoned the San Francisco Bay ecosystem for 40 years—is finally gone. Legal action brought by Baykeeper and our environmental partners led to a federal government cleanup and removal of the 57 ships, which started in 2010 and was...
Blog Post: September 5, 2017
The Shell oil refinery in Martinez discharges too much toxic selenium into San Francisco Bay, harming wildlife, Baykeeper recently told regulators. We urged the Regional Water Quality Control Board to tighten limits on the amount of selenium in treated wastewater Shell is permitted to release into...

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