Latest Baykeeper News and Information

Monthly Column: February 1, 2009
San Francisco Baykeeper has worked for almost two decades to protect the San Francisco Bay from pollution. Over the years, we’ve achieved a number of victories that have helped improve water quality not only locally but at the state and national level as well – in fact, last month we secured...
Blog Post: February 1, 2009
Found throughout North America, eelgrass is an important plant in estuaries like the San Francisco Bay because its structure creates multi-layered habitat for many organisms. Oil spills like the one that spread across Bay waters last week can devastate eelgrass beds and the marine life that...
E News: January 13, 2009
Big Win for Controlling Pesticides in Waterways On January 7, Baykeeper won an important court victory to protect creeks, rivers, fish and wildlife nationwide from pesticide spraying in waterways. In a landmark decision, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with Baykeeper that pesticides...
Press Release: January 7, 2009
In yet another in a long list stinging defeats for the Bush’s Environmental Protection Agency, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals today issued a clear rebuke against the administration’s 2006 rule which exempted certain commercial pesticide applications from the oversight provided by Congress under...
Monthly Column: January 1, 2009
While the rainy season in the Bay Area can mean an end to nice weather and much-loved outdoor activities, it’s an important and productive time for our environment – rain prompts new plant growth after many dry months and replenishes water reserves for drinking and irrigation. In urban areas...
E News: December 18, 2008
Obama Taps Baykeeper Board Member for Top Environmental Post President-elect Barack Obama has chosen Nancy Sutley, a member of San Francisco Baykeeper's Board of Directors, as the new Chief of the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ). This position is a primary advisor to...
Press Release: December 11, 2008
California environmental leaders learned Wednesday that one of their own, Nancy Sutley, could be tapped to lead the White House Council on Environmental Quality. Sutley currently serves as the deputy mayor for energy and environment in Los Angeles and previously served on the California State Water...
Monthly Column: December 1, 2008
As fall turns to winter, many of us look forward to the holiday season and to celebrations with friends and family. Unfortunately, we at San Francisco Baykeeper have come to expect that the winter months also bring something less pleasant: sewage spills in San Francisco Bay. One cause of...
E News: November 20, 2008
Don't Let Your Holiday Festivities Pollute the Bay Baykeeper is reminding Bay Area residents that you can help protect San Francisco Bay from sewage spills this winter. How? By making some simple changes to your holiday traditions. When you gather together with family and friends for special...
Monthly Column: November 2, 2008
On November 7, 2007, the Cosco Busan container ship collided with the Bay Bridge, spilling more than 50,000 gallons from the ship’s enormous fuel tanks and causing San Francisco Bay’s largest vessel-related oil spill in over a decade. The failure by response agencies to accurately evaluate...

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