Latest Baykeeper News and Information

Blog Post: April 13, 2011
Baykeeper recently filed a Clean Water Act citizen lawsuit in U.S. Federal District Court against Hanson Aggregates for illegal discharges of storm water and wastewater from three of its Bay Area facilities. This legal action follows a year-long investigation in which we found these Hanson...
BK In The News: April 8, 2011
Most East Bay residents take their local sanitary systems for granted and don't think twice about where the waste goes once it disappears down drains and toilets. But a group of state and federal water protection agencies contend that East Bay cities are polluting San Francisco Bay with...
Monthly Column: April 2, 2011
At the time of this writing, this year’s rainy season had already brought nine million gallons of raw sewage to Bay Area waterways, and a stunning 125 million gallons of undertreated sewage from the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) plants at Point Isabel and in Oakland. Many people don’t...
Blog Post: April 1, 2011
Yesterday the U.S. House of Representatives passed HR 872, a bill that seeks to overturn key protections against harmful pesticide spraying in waterways. Thank you to all the Baykeeper members who contacted your Representatives to urge them to oppose the bill: all Bay Area Representatives voted no...
Blog Post: March 31, 2011
Update: the vote is scheduled for today, Thursday, March 31. We'll let you know the results as soon as they are available. Thanks to everyone who took action on behalf of our waterways! The U.S. House of Representatives is now considering a bill that will overturn key protections against harmful...
Blog Post: March 31, 2011
Join us for a pop-up wine trunk show to benefit San Francisco Baykeeper tonight, Thursday, March 31, 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Browse artisan wines from leading local wineries, generously donated for sale at discounted prices. Wine and food tastings included. All sales benefit San Francisco Baykeeper....
BK In The News: March 30, 2011
The America’s Cup could spread something far more destructive across San Francisco Bay than tourists and fast-moving catamarans. While residents on Thursday will discover the extent of traffic and transit havoc that will be wrought by the event, environmentalists have been warning city and port...
Blog Post: March 23, 2011
Baykeeper has received word that there has been a small oil spill near the Richmond Long Wharf, the main pier for the Chevron Refinery. Chevron estimates the spill is approximately half a barrel (21 gallons) and is fully contained. The Marine Spill Response Corporation is now responding to the...
Blog Post: March 23, 2011
Baykeeper is advocating for improvements to the State Water Board's revisions to their Sediment Quality Objectives, guidelines which are intended to result in the identification and cleanup of toxic hot spots throughout California's bays and estuaries – the largest of which is San Francisco Bay....
Featured Stories: March 16, 2011
For the first time in ten years, the State Water Board is renewing regulations that govern pollution from California's interstates and highways. Baykeeper is fighting for a strong policy to control this major source of pollution to the state's waterways. Caltrans is responsible under the Clean...

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