Latest Baykeeper News and Information

BK In The News: February 24, 2017
The record-setting year of rain in the Bay Area is making for an equally extreme year for sanitary sewer overflows... “People who come into contact with this may have upper respiratory infections, skin infections, things like that,” said Erica Maharg with SF Baykeeper.
E News: February 22, 2017
Monthly Update for February 2017 Protecting SF Bay from the anti-environment agenda We're back in court to stop excessive sand mining Stand up for more fresh water for the Bay and Delta Baykeeper defends Oakland's coal ban The rainy season takes California by storm Announcing Baykeeper's...
BK In The News: February 21, 2017
The heavy storms that washed away California’s drought this season have come with a side effect: large slugs of pollution and sewage washing into San Francisco Bay and the Delta... “The storms absolutely are a time of high pollution into the bay,” said Ian Wren, a staff scientist at San Francisco...
Blog Post: February 17, 2017
In just under a month, the new administration has made a number of decisions that threaten the environment, undo clean water protections, and put San Francisco Bay in harm’s way. San Francisco Baykeeper, along with our fellow Waterkeepers around the nation, are busier than ever working to protect...
BK In The News: February 17, 2017
A pair of environmental organizations filed motions in California federal court on Thursday, asking to intervene to defend the city of Oakland against a suit alleging it violated the commerce clause when it passed an ordinance aimed at preventing the export of coal, and pushing for the dismissal of...
BK In The News: February 16, 2017
Oakland, Calif. - Today Earthjustice, representing San Francisco Baykeeper and the Sierra Club, filed a motion to intervene in the lawsuit from Oakland Bulk & Oversized Terminal, LLC, owned by private developer Phil Tagami, challenging Oakland’s ban on handling and storage of coal in Oakland....
Press Release: February 16, 2017
Oakland, Calif. - Today Earthjustice, representing San Francisco Baykeeper and the Sierra Club, filed a motion to intervene in the lawsuit from Oakland Bulk & Oversized Terminal, LLC, owned by private developer Phil Tagami, challenging Oakland’s ban on handling and storage of coal in Oakland....
BK In The News: February 13, 2017
Adrian Covert (Opinion, Feb. 9) relies on sensationalist claims to avoid a rational and science-based discussion of California’s water needs. Covert claims that the state Water Board will impose 50 percent cuts “at the first sign of any future drought.” Wrong. The proposed flow restrictions might ...
Monthly Column: February 1, 2017
San Francisco Bay’s native fish are dying for water.  In the past, the Bay was an exceptionally rich environment for wildlife. San Francisco Bay is part of the Bay-Delta estuary, where fresh river water mixes with salty ocean tides. This creates multiple diverse ecosystems that sustain a variety of...
BK In The News: February 1, 2017
Environmentalists are suing the state in an effort to reduce sand mining inside San Francisco Bay that they contend is shrinking a popular beach and habitat for an endangered bird. The San Francisco Baykeeper contends the State Lands Commission didn’t adequately protect Ocean Beach last June when...

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