Latest Baykeeper News and Information

Monthly Column: June 5, 2018
If you love San Francisco Bay, you’re invited to spend an unforgettable day on the water—for a great cause. Kayak, stand-up paddle board, swim, or boat in the 5th Annual Bay Parade, on Sunday, July 15. It’s a wonderful way to show you care about keeping the Bay’s water clean for recreation. Choose...
BK In The News: June 4, 2018
"The twin tunnels could go down in history as the largest, most expensive infrastructure project ever built in California, yet many of the project approvals are being done through backroom deals and administrative decisions without public or legislative input,” says Sejal Choksi-Chugh, the San...
Blog Post: June 1, 2018
In Baykeeper’s 44th Bay-Safe Industry win, Containers Unlimited has agreed to stop pollution of San Francisco Bay from its Oakland recycling facility. Baykeeper’s investigation found that the Containers Unlimited facility was releasing polluted runoff with high levels of heavy metals, chemical...
Blog Post: June 1, 2018
Baykeeper was out on boat patrol in central San Francisco Bay when we encountered some suspicious foam being discharged from a large tanker ship. Shown here, at right, is Baykeeper Field Investigator Sienna Courter taking water samples. We sent them to a lab for chemical testing. Bayk eeper will...
BK In The News: May 24, 2018
Unknown perpetrators have thrown at least two electric motor scooters into San Francisco Bay, according to an environmental watchdog group.  San Francisco Baykeeper, a nonprofit guarding the bay from pollution since 1989, recently held e-scooter company Lime to task on social media, asking the...
Blog Post: May 21, 2018
Rodeo Refinery Air Permit Issued with No Public Input For immediate release, May 21, 2018 Contacts:  Camille Stough, Communities for a Better Environment, (510) 302-0430 x16, cstough@cbecal.org Sejal Choksi-Chugh, San Francisco Baykeeper, (510) 735-9700 x107, sejal@baykeeper.org Hollin Kretzmann,...
E News: May 18, 2018
A planned coal facility threatens the health of the Bay and local communities Monthly Update for May 2018 Judge rejects Oakland's ban on facility's coal exports Protecting the Bay from sewage spills New victories to stop industrial pollution in the Bay Delta Tunnels plan moves forward,...
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...

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