Latest Baykeeper News and Information

BK In The News: May 24, 2019
... — “Delay means death for these creatures”: The Center for Biological Diversity and San Francisco Baykeeper have filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration alleging it has violated the Endangered Species Act by failing to protect eight highly imperiled species. “The Endangered Species Act...
Press Release: May 23, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO— The Center for Biological Diversity and San Francisco Baykeeper sued the Trump administration today for failing to protect the longfin smelt, as well as seven other highly imperiled species across the country, under the Endangered Species Act. “The longfin smelt needs protection now...
BK In The News: May 23, 2019
Two environmental groups have sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to demand that the federal government recognize several species native to the U.S. as endangered. The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) and San Francisco Baykeeper sued the Trump administration to force the addition of the...
BK In The News: May 23, 2019
The Trump administration failed to give Endangered Species Act protections to the longfin smelt, the eastern gopher tortoise and six other highly vulnerable species... the Trump administration has been delaying protections for “critically imperiled” plants and animals according to the lawsuit filed...
Blog Post: May 21, 2019
For decades, San Francisco Bay and the California Delta have been starved for fresh water. As cities and farms suck water from Sierra rivers, only a trickle of fresh water is left to flow unimpeded through the Delta to San Francisco Bay.  This practice is unsustainable—and has pushed the Bay-Delta...
Blog Post: May 20, 2019
Baykeeper recently received a pollution hotline tip about a company that dumped material on a shoreline site. The potentially toxic substance was embedded in the dirt, so Baykeeper's scientists used a method known as core sampling to extract several layers of sediment. A local lab is now testing...
E News: May 17, 2019
30 years of Bay defense. Bay Parade registration is open now! Monthly Update for May 2019 Bay Parade registration is now open Changing the fate of the Bay Wetlands are key to the Bay's future Ding, dong the wicked "Fix" is dead Baykeeper is hiring! Become our Field Investigator  Baykeeper...
Blog Post: May 17, 2019
The Bay’s tides are projected to rise 5 feet within the next generation. That means the wetlands and marshes resting right at the waterline are vulnerable. They will be among the first areas to suffer severe flooding due to sea level rise.    In these sensitive shoreline spots, native birds make...
BK In The News: May 15, 2019
By SEJAL CHOKSI CHUGH As the dust settles from the whirlwind transition of the California governor’s office, it’s a relief to see that the new statehouse has squashed the massive Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta tunnels water project. Conservation, fishing, and community groups welcomed the...
BK In The News: May 3, 2019
For the third time in the last five years, Phillips 66 plans to pay to settle accusations that its Rodeo refinery released chlorine into San Pablo Bay... "These chlorine discharges are very serious for fish and other aquatic life in the area," said Erica Maharg, managing attorney at San Francisco...

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