Latest Baykeeper News and Information

Press Release: November 1, 2017
Contact: Eric Laughlin, CDFW Communications, (916) 214-3279 SAN FRANCISCO – This month marks a decade since the container ship Cosco Busan crashed into a San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge support tower and released more than 53,000 gallons of fuel oil into San Francisco Bay, affecting people,...
Featured Stories: October 27, 2017
You can stop pollution in the Bay from microbeads—very small plastic particles found in some cosmetics and personal care products. They spread through aquatic ecosystems and hurt fish. When rinsed down the drain, microbeads are too small to be removed by sewage treatment. Instead, they are released...
BK In The News: October 26, 2017
Oakland has one of the worst rates among Bay Area cities for garbage going into the ocean.. After San Jose failed to address its trash and sewage problem, the environmental advocacy group San Francisco Baykeeper sued the city for violating the federal Clean Water Act. The city is now paying more...
Blog Post: October 23, 2017
North of San Francisco Bay, wildfires have raged across the region for more than a week. Everyone at Baykeeper sends our heartfelt sympathy to those impacted by this tragic disaster. We hope for a full and safe recovery as work continues to contain the fires and as local responders begin to assess...
E News: October 19, 2017
The Bay Area's serious storm surge problem, making industry Bay-safe, volunteer opportunities & more Monthly Update for October 2017 Fires in the North Bay Storm surges threaten Bay legacy pollution sites We're fighting for freshwater flows for the Bay & Delta Cleaning up pollution...
Blog Post: October 16, 2017
This coming rainy season, there will be less pollution in San Francisco Bay. Thanks to Baykeeper’s Bay-Safe Industry Campaign, 26 industrial facilities that used to contaminate San Francisco Bay in wet weather have now cleaned up their toxic runoff. Baykeeper’s science and legal team initially...
Blog Post: October 12, 2017
Recent severe storms in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico have left tragic trails of destruction along coastal areas. This devastation serves as a vital reminder of the need to prepare for flooding—and how big the threats are to San Francisco Bay. One of the most alarming reports out of the Houston...
Monthly Column: October 3, 2017
The oil company Phillips 66 wants to increase the number of tanker ships carrying crude oil across San Francisco Bay to its refinery—from 59 to 135 tankers per year. More than doubling the number of oil tankers would increase the risk of oil spills in the Bay. Oil spilled in the water can kill...
BK In The News: September 29, 2017
The oil company Phillips 66 wants to increase the number of tanker ships carrying crude oil across San Francisco Bay to its refinery in Rodeo — from 59 to 135 tankers per year... Baykeeper, a nonprofit advocating for the health of the Bay ecosystem, is working alongside community and environmental...
BK In The News: September 29, 2017
The Center for Biological Diversity, Bay Institute, Natural Resources Defense Council and San Francisco Baykeeper filed the suit in California Superior Court in Sacramento, represented by the nonprofit environmental law firm Earthjustice.

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