Latest Baykeeper News and Information

Blog Post: March 1, 2019
The Baykeeper field team is out on the Bay, rain or shine. Earlier in the month, we patrolled the San Francisco waterfront and several shoreline facilities. The team discovered suspicious-looking runoff from an industrial facility, which we're investigating. Pictured below is Baykeeper Attorney Ben...
BK In The News: February 28, 2019
Today Assemblymember Robert Rivas (D-Hollister) announced his environmental bill package... “Unlike lighter oils that float and eventually evaporate, heavy non-floating oils sink, smothering wildlife,” says Sejal Choksi-Chugh, Executive Director of San Francisco Baykeeper. “AB 936 helps prevent and...
Blog Post: February 15, 2019
Baykeeper regularly partners with LightHawk Conservation Flying to conduct aerial patrols. From aboard a small plane, we can monitor and document the Bay from above, complementing our patrols from the water with some extra perspective. On aerial patrol in January and February, Baykeeper monitored...
BK In The News: February 13, 2019
If the California Department of Transportation fails to clean up the heaps of garbage on Bay Area roadways that often end up in San Francisco Bay, it will be hit with fines. . . As a result of a lawsuit by the nonprofit group Baykeeper, San Jose agreed to invest $100 million over the next decade to...
E News: February 12, 2019
  Monthly Update for February 2019 Dirty dinosaurs lurking around the Bay Poor dredging practices harm Bay wetlands & kill fish Battle to stop coal pollution in the Bay Sewage spills in Sonoma hurt the Bay, creeks & wildlife Baykeeper Dinner registration open now Try our Anchor...
Blog Post: February 8, 2019
Dredgers in San Francisco Bay are using outdated dredging methods to keep shipping channels open. As a result, they are harming wetlands and killing endangered fish. The Army Corps of Engineers—which does about 70% of the Bay’s dredging—uses suction technology that vacuums up endangered fish. The...
Blog Post: February 7, 2019
In 2011, Baykeeper staff members were conducting a regular patrol on the Bay and came across a highly toxic polluting activity. A shipping terminal on the Richmond shoreline had put large piles of coal at the edge of the water, and wind was blowing black dust from the piles directly into the Bay....
Monthly Column: February 5, 2019
I try hard to understand the mindset of the people who decided to build dirty, dangerous oil refineries on the gorgeous San Francisco Bay shoreline. Back 50-100 years ago, the Bay represented a plentiful source of cooling water for refining processes that reach temperatures over 1,000 degrees. The...
Blog Post: February 4, 2019
In spite of the existential threat posed by climate change, the fossil fuel industry continues to push relentlessly for expansions—more oil, more coal, more dirty emissions. And the Bay Area is no exception.   The oil company Phillips 66 recently received approval to process more crude oil at its...
BK In The News: February 1, 2019
On Tuesday, the Richmond City Council heard presentations on wastewater infrastructure and School Resource Officers—or SROs—among other items... The presentation comes on the back of a settled lawsuit by the environmental nonprofit San Francisco Baykeeper, who sued the city in 2006 for underfunding...

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