E News: December 15, 2016
Welcome to San Francisco Baykeeper's December E-News.
Monthly Update for December 2016
Baykeeper opposes EPA pick, a climate change denier and fossil fuel proponent
Coal developer challenges Oakland's coal ban
Getting the Baykeeper boat back on the Bay
More water for healthy fish and a...
BK In The News: December 15, 2016
A regional water board voted late Wednesday to fine the owner of a small island in the Suisun Marsh $2.8 million on allegations he filled in wetlands to the detriment of fish, wildlife and water quality... Erica Maharg, attorney for the San Francisco Baykeeper environmental group, said earlier the...
BK In The News: December 14, 2016
By the time the bulk of the storm hits, the king tides currently pounding the bay should subside... "They were actively putting sand on the beach and you could see it being washed away simultaneously," said Ian Wren, of San Francisco Baykeeper.
Blog Post: December 12, 2016
In June 2016, the Oakland City Council took an historic step and unanimously approved an ordinance banning coal from being handled and stored in the City of Oakland. Despite broad local support for the City’s bold decision to strongly protect public health, the developer of a proposed new shipping...
BK In The News: December 12, 2016
Yesterday, the Oakland Bulk & Oversized Terminal, LLC, owned by private developer Phil Tagami, sued the City of Oakland to overturn the ordinance banning coal from being handled and stored in the City of Oakland... “Oakland has the right and duty to protect its residents and the Bay from...
Blog Post: December 8, 2016
In the face of alarming signs of ecosystem collapse in parts of the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary, Baykeeper is advocating in support of increasing freshwater flows to the Bay and Delta from the San Joaquin River. Currently, most of the water in the San Joaquin and its tributaries is diverted for...
Blog Post: December 7, 2016
Baykeeper is celebrating a new victory to stop pollution in San Francisco Bay. We recently reached an agreement with a polluting industrial facility, Asphalt Shingle Recyclers, to keep contaminated rainy-season runoff from flowing off its Oakland property into Bay tributaries.
Monthly Column: December 1, 2016
Recent elections brought good news for San Francisco Bay—and some uncertainties.
The good news: In November, California voters passed the statewide ban on single-use plastic grocery bags, Proposition 67. The measure succeeded despite the plastic bag industry spending more than $6 million against...
BK In The News: November 30, 2016
A boat that has made a big difference on San Francisco Bay needs a little help itself. Emily Turner reports.
BK In The News: November 21, 2016
Cleanup continued Friday after firefighting foam exploded from airplane hangar at Mineta San Jose Airport... As a concentrate, the aqueous film forming agent is a carcinogen and irritant. It's technically safe in foam form, but San Francisco Baykeeper is worried about wildlife. "It seems...