Latest Baykeeper News and Information

BK In The News: May 3, 2018
The operators of Newby Island Resource Recovery Park have entered into an agreement with San Francisco Baykeeper to stop pollutants from washing into nearby waterways, as first reported by the San Jose Mercury News.
BK In The News: May 3, 2018
Representatives of four environmental organizations expressed outrage Thursday over a $5 million settlement the Chevron Corp. reached with city of Richmond this week to end a lawsuit filed over a major fire at the refinery... The Sierra Club, the Center for Biological Diversity, Communities for a...
Blog Post: May 2, 2018
Did you ever wonder where Clipper Cove on Treasure Island got its name? Or how to identify San Francisco’s leaning skyscraper? Or where to find harbor seals in San Francisco Bay? For this and much more Bay lore, ask Baykeeper’s newly promoted volunteer Head Skipper, Robert Fairbank. He’s a walking—...
BK In The News: May 2, 2018
The public works department has failed to address larger problems with its sewers. And raw sewage continues to flow into waterways... Erica Maharg, the managing attorney for San Francisco Baykeeper, an environmental organization that is party to the consent decree, was at last week's committee...
Monthly Column: May 1, 2018
If you’re a Bay Area voter, congratulations! Your vote has begun making a difference for San Francisco Bay. Two years ago, an overwhelming majority of Bay Area voters showed how much they love the Bay by passing Measure AA. The measure created new funding for the restoration of the Bay’s wetlands...
Blog Post: May 1, 2018
Baykeeper Staff Attorney Ben Eichenberg recently took representatives from the San Francisco Department of the Environment and the Mayor's Office on an aerial patrol of the Bay. The aerial perspective helped illustrate how sand mining in San Francisco Bay is connected to erosion at San Francisco’s...
BK In The News: April 19, 2018
Earth Day is this weekend!  How will you celebrate or acknowledge the day? Will it be at a beach clean up?  Or helping your local recycling centers? If you’re not actively planning to go anywhere, will you take a shorter shower?  Turn off the water while you brush your teeth? ... For this Earth Day...
BK In The News: April 18, 2018
A local environmental watchdog group says it has reached a legal settlement with operators of the Newby Island Resource Recovery Park landfill to curb toxic runoff into local waterways. Erica Maharg, managing attorney for San Francisco Baykeeper, said in an interview last month that in the four...
E News: April 13, 2018
Monthly Update for April 2018 New legislation to prevent offshore oil drilling The harmful Delta Tunnels project takes a big step forward Pushing to reduce roadside trash that pollutes the Bay Protecting sand in the Bay to preserve Ocean Beach Help end plastic pollution this Earth Day New...
Blog Post: April 11, 2018
In a surprise policy shift this January, the federal administration announced that it was going to open almost all US coastal waters to offshore oil drilling. Based on Baykeeper’s decades of experience dealing with oil spills in San Francisco Bay, we know if this action moves forward, it will pose...

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