Latest Baykeeper News and Information

BK In The News: March 20, 2019
After withdrawal of a 2018 proposal to regulate the dirty fuel, city councilmember proposes an eventual export ban... And the nonprofit Baykeeper sent speakers to the Richmond City Council and signed letters supporting the move to ban coal and petcoke. In settlement of a Baykeeper lawsuit, the...
Press Release: March 18, 2019
89% of Delta water flow into Bay was to combat salinity or due to water flows exceeding export capacity. Less than 1.5% related to Delta smelt. SACRAMENTO, CA—New findings published in the journal San Francisco Estuary & Watershed Science, reveal that water exports from the South Delta were...
E News: March 15, 2019
Bracing for a major oil spill in the Bay, welcoming our new senior scientist, and catching a harmful dredger in the act...
Blog Post: March 15, 2019
It just got a lot easier for the Cargill corporation to pave over San Francisco Bay wetlands to build offices, condos, and strip malls. At Cargill’s request, Trump’s EPA recently issued a decision that former South Bay wetlands aren’t covered by the Clean Water Act. That’s where the multi-national...
Blog Post: March 15, 2019
Science is at the heart of Baykeeper’s work.  Our pollution investigations and water quality monitoring, analysis of proposed environmental laws, and even lawsuits to stop polluters all rely on sound science and technical understanding of the complex ecology of San Francisco Bay. Which is why we’re...
Blog Post: March 12, 2019
In 2010, a pipeline burst and spilled heavy crude oil into Michigan’s Kalamazoo River. Response agencies tried to clean up the oil but gave up after five years and over a billion dollars spent. Almost a decade later, oil remains at the bottom of the river and the ecosystem has yet to recover. “If a...
BK In The News: March 12, 2019
Forum Panel with SF Baykeeper Senior Scientist Jon Rosenfield and KQED Reporter Lauren Sommer: President Trump is trying to speed up the approval process for a proposal to send more water to Central Valley farmers, something he promised to do during his 2016 campaign. A KQED investigation found...
BK In The News: March 7, 2019
The Trump Administration has ordered federal biologists to speed up critical decisions about whether to send more water from Northern California to farmers in the Central Valley ... “It’s not science, basically,” says Jon Rosenfield, senior scientist with San Francisco Baykeeper, an environmental...
BK In The News: March 7, 2019
San Francisco Baykeeper presented No Coal in Oakland with a Blue Rivet Award at their annual dinner on March 3.  These awards recognize Bay Area businesses, community groups, and individuals who have made a significant contribution to the health of San Francisco Bay.  As the rivets of the Golden...
Monthly Column: March 5, 2019
One day in 2011, Baykeeper staff was on a regular patrol of San Francisco Bay in our boat—when we came across something awful. A shipping terminal on the Richmond shoreline had placed huge, looming piles of dark black material at the edge of the water. Wind was blowing black dust from the piles...

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