Latest Baykeeper News and Information

BK In The News: April 11, 2017
Next Thursday, April 20, U.S. District Court Judge Vince Chhabria will hear the first arguments in the historic courtroom battle between the City of Oakland and local developer Phil Tagami who wants to build a major coal export facility on the West Oakland waterfront.  The City of Oakland, Sierra...
Monthly Column: April 4, 2017
This year, the Bay Area has been deluged with rain. After years of severe drought, we’re not complaining. However, the downpour came with side effects. Creeks, roads and neighborhoods flooded. Sewage overflows caused major spills in local communities. Billions of gallons of rainwater washed off...
Featured Stories: March 29, 2017
Monday, April 24, 5:30pm Moderated by Rose Aguilar, Radio Host, KALW Tickets $50-100. Reception Fare Provided. Hosted by Diane Livia, SFPUC Nancy Marvel, EPA Region 9, Retired Jovita Pajarillo, EPA Region 9, Retired Christina Swanson, Director, NRDC Science Center 5:30 to 8:30pm...
E News: March 17, 2017
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Blog Post: March 16, 2017
The federal administration’s attack on environmental protections continued this month with potential cuts to water quality programs in San Francisco Bay, plus a nationwide rollback of clean water safeguards. The administration’s proposed budget calls for a 31% cut in funding for the Environmental...
Blog Post: March 14, 2017
San Francisco Baykeeper helped craft newly proposed state legislation that would change dredged mud from a waste product to a resource for restoring the Bay’s dwindling wetlands. Building up wetlands provides vital protection against the impacts of climate change in San Francisco Bay, including...
BK In The News: March 13, 2017
By Jon Rosenfield and Ian Wren - Special to The Bee The San Francisco Bay Estuary is the jewel of California’s coast. Its waters and wetlands provide economic, recreational, ecological and spiritual benefits for millions of people. But federal protection of the Bay and other estuaries – and the...
BK In The News: March 9, 2017
Facing pressure from state legislators, Vallejo residents and environmentalists, local air regulators are reversing course and now say they are still trying to figure out what caused an unbearable odor that sickened scores of Vallejo residents and prompted a shelter-in-place order last September...
Press Release: March 3, 2017
Sacramento -- Today Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) announced a bill to protect California’s waterways from dangerous spills of tar sands oil. California has laws to prevent and prepare for “conventional” oil spills that can be cleaned up from the surface of the water. These laws do not take...
Monthly Column: March 1, 2017
Amid the drama of alternative facts and security leaks, the new administration has been unpredictable. And as its anti-environment agenda becomes clearer, Baykeeper’s attorneys and scientists are evaluating how best to protect San Francisco Bay from looming threats. One imminent threat is the...

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