Latest Baykeeper News and Information

Blog Post: May 23, 2017
The proposed Delta Tunnels project is once again threatening the health of San Francisco Bay. After decades of excessive water diversions, San Francisco Bay and the larger Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta are starving for fresh water. The situation is harming fish, birds, plants, and people throughout...
Blog Post: May 18, 2017
San Francisco Baykeeper is sponsoring a state bill to protect San Francisco Bay from tar sands oil spills. The bill, SB 709, would protect California waterways from spills of tar sands oil and other “non-floating” oils that are particularly difficult to clean up. Currently, oil spill cleanup...
Blog Post: May 11, 2017
Over 40 years ago, before Baykeeper was founded as the Bay’s pollution watchdog, San Francisco Bay was treated as a cesspool receiving untreated wastewater from cities along the Bay. Swimmers and wildlife in the Bay were frequently exposed to harmful bacteria and toxins that made them sick.  As a...
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...
BK In The News: May 3, 2017
Seven years after San Carlos promised to reduce the number of city sewer overflows in a settlement agreement with San Francisco Baykeeper, the nonprofit has deemed the city’s sewer system improvements meet its standards for protecting Bay Area waterways. Increasing the size of more than 18,000 feet...
Monthly Column: May 2, 2017
Twenty-one Bay Area industrial facilities used to contaminate San Francisco Bay every time it rained. But this year, during the record rains, these sites didn’t pollute the Bay, thanks to Baykeeper and our Bay-Safe Industry Campaign. The types of industrial facilities that cleaned up their sites...
BK In The News: May 2, 2017
Reposted with permission from San Francisco Baykeeper. Baykeeper is opposing a bill recently introduced in the U.S. Congress that would make it harder for us to protect San Francisco Bay from pollution. The bill, H.R. 1179, weakens a provision of the federal Clean Water Act that Baykeeper has used...
BK In The News: April 24, 2017
A cargo terminal developer’s lawsuit against the city of Oakland for preventing coal from being shipped through the city will go to trial in January 2018... Chhabria, who is with the US District Court, Northern District of California, also granted intervenor status to the Sierra Club and San...
E News: April 20, 2017
    Monthly Update for April 2017 Join the discussion: defending the Bay from federal attacks on clean water Update on the sunken barge fuel leak in SF Bay Baykeeper stands up in court for Oakland coal ban Fighting efforts to weaken the Clean Water Act Defending the Bay from climate...
BK In The News: April 20, 2017
A federal judge ruled today that a lawsuit brought by the developer of a proposed coal export terminal can proceed against the City of Oakland. The court rejected the city’s motion to have the lawsuit dismissed... ... Attorneys for the Sierra Club and San Francisco Baykeeper argued that the City of...

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