Latest Baykeeper News and Information

BK In The News: May 17, 2018
When a federal judge struck down Oakland’s ban on coal shipments this week, it represented a setback for environmental advocates... “It doesn’t mean we are going to have coal trains going through Oakland,” says Erica Maharg, managing attorney for San Francisco Baykeeper.
BK In The News: May 15, 2018
A federal judge has struck down Oakland's ban on coal shipments through a planned bulk cargo facility adjacent to the Bay Bridge... “This is a sad day for Oakland,” said Erica Maharg, managing attorney for San Francisco Baykeeper. “We know that the proposed coal export terminal will have...
Press Release: May 15, 2018
Oakland, Calif. - Today, U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria ruled in favor of coal terminal developer Phil Tagami in his lawsuit challenging the City of Oakland’s ban on coal handling and storage. After a three-day trial, the judge found that the City of Oakland had not yet compiled sufficient...
BK In The News: May 15, 2018
The growing movement to stamp out plastic straws is spreading to San Francisco... This past Earth Day, volunteers picked up hundreds of pounds of plastic trash, including numerous straws and lids, polluting the San Francisco Bay, as Bay Keeper executive director Sejal Choksi-Chugh... 
Blog Post: May 15, 2018
During the most recent 2017-2018 rainy season, over 350,000 gallons of sewage-contaminated spills flowed into San Francisco Bay and into creeks that flow to the Bay. The most recent rainy season’s sewage spill total was far lower than during 2016-17’s exceptionally wet winter, when over 12 million...
BK In The News: May 15, 2018
A federal judge in San Francisco today struck down an attempt by the city of Oakland to ban the shipment of up to 5 million metric tons of coal per year through a planned terminal at the former Oakland Army Base... The Sierra Club and San Francisco Baykeeper, which were allowed by Chhabria to join...
Blog Post: May 14, 2018
In the 43rd victory for Baykeeper’s Bay-Safe Industry Campaign, The Newark Group, Inc., a San Jose paper recycling facility, has agreed to prevent contaminated rainwater from running off its San Jose site and into San Francisco Bay. The runoff from Newark’s recycling facility has been contaminated...
Blog Post: May 11, 2018
In Baykeeper’s latest victory to stop industrial pollution in San Francisco Bay, Deal Auto Company, located in Contra Costa County near Richmond, has agreed to prevent contaminated rainwater from running off its site and into San Francisco Bay. A used auto parts business, Deal Auto Company had a...
Blog Post: May 11, 2018
A private luxury marina proposed for development at Clipper Cove on Treasure Island will damage wildlife habitat and harm public access to one of San Francisco Bay’s most protected sailing areas, Baykeeper recently told the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Baykeeper is advocating against the...
BK In The News: May 7, 2018
OAKLAND, Calif. - Miracles of Faith Rev. Greggory L. Brown can’t forget one Thanksgiving weekend when it seemed as though biblical-sized floods had deluged his church... The “consent decree” that Oakland is bound to is a legal agreement the city signed after being sued by the EPA and the nonprofit...

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