Latest Baykeeper News and Information

Blog Post: December 15, 2010
Thank you to everyone who took action last month to end fish kills at California power plants – our advocacy was successful! The State Water Board has rejected an industry appeal trying to overturn the new policy that will phase out the use of once-through cooling at California power plants. In...
Blog Post: December 14, 2010
With the arrival of the rainy season, the Baykeeper staff has been busy collecting samples of storm water to test for pollution. And we need volunteers who can help! During the rainy season, pollutants from streets, homes, parking lots, commercial centers and industrial sites all get washed into...
E News: December 13, 2010
Welcome to San Francisco Baykeeper's December E-News Baykeeper Launches New Website – Check out www.baykeeper.org Volunteers Needed to Collect Storm Water Samples During the Rainy Season Take Action this Week for a Sound Climate Change Policy in the Bay A New Win for Ending Fish Kills at...
Blog Post: December 13, 2010
Over the last several months Baykeeper has been speaking up in favor of the sea level rise policy currently being considered by the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC). This Friday, December 17, BCDC will close the written comment period for the draft policy, and...
BK In The News: December 13, 2010
For years, scientists have called the San Francisco Bay-Delta one of the most "invaded" waterways in the world. More than 240 animal and plant species have hitchhiked here in the ballast tanks of cargo and tanker ships, thriving in waters from Sacramento to the Farallon Islands.
Blog Post: December 3, 2010
Baykeeper has advocated for new regulations under California's Green Chemistry Initiative, which would require manufacturers to phase out toxic chemicals in consumer products. The San Francisco Chronicle recently reported new changes by the California Department of Toxics that threaten to...
Blog Post: November 22, 2010
On Sunday, October 24th, San Francisco Baykeeper sponsored the Bay for the Gulf Gala, a food and wine event to raise funds for the efforts of the Gulf Coast Waterkeepers as they continue to respond to the impacts of the BP oil disaster. More than 200 attendees sampled offerings from premier local...
BK In The News: November 19, 2010
The environmental stewards at San Francisco Baykeeper recently sued San Mateo County over a dirty little secret: the waste that you flush down the drain doesn't always get treated. Sometimes, it's pumped right out into the bay.
BK In The News: November 18, 2010
A watchdog group’s legal campaign to reduce overflows from public sewer systems is forcing San Mateo County agencies to make millions of dollars in upgrades that are pushing sewer rates higher. San Francisco Baykeeper filed eight lawsuits against county agencies during the past two years for...
Press Release: November 17, 2010
The holiday season is quickly approaching, and along with it, winter rains.  Many people don’t realize that this combination can lead directly to sewage spills in San Francisco Bay. Cooking rich holiday meals creates fat, oil and grease that get washed down the drain during the cleanup of dishes,...

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