Latest Baykeeper News and Information

Press Release: November 5, 2007
On October 31 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a report criticizing California’s water pollution permits. EPA agreed to perform an audit of randomly selected permits as a condition of a settlement reached in a lawsuit brought by San Francisco Baykeeper, Humboldt Baykeeper...
Press Release: October 26, 2007
Who: Saul Bloom, Arc EcologySejal Choksi, BaykeeperMichael Wall, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) What: Press conference to announce lawsuit against the U.S. Maritime Administration When: Monday, October 29, 2007 at 10:00 a.m., PDT Where: Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)111...
Press Release: October 22, 2007
As part of its campaign to keep raw sewage out of San Francisco Bay, Baykeeper gave notice today of its intent to sue the City of Burlingame and its wastewater treatment plant for illegal sewage spills and overflows to the Bay. Burlingame’s crumbling sewer system is more than 80 years old and...
E News: September 15, 2007
Baykeeper September News Fighting Agricultural Pollution in the Central Valley The Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board and the State Water Quality Resources Control Board will hold a joint workshop on irrigated lands and agricultural pollution waivers on Thursday,...
Press Release: August 29, 2007
Local residents and environmentalists have dismissed the last of their lawsuits against the Port of Stockton, ending the challenges against the port’s expansion onto the West Complex, which the Navy conveyed to the port in 2001. In return, the port agreed to take significant measures to further...
Press Release: August 14, 2007
Oral arguments were heard in the Ninth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals in a case challenging US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations exempting the discharge of vessel ballast water containing invasive species from regulation underthe Clean Water Act. The case involved EPA’s appeal of...
E News: August 13, 2007
Mercury Cleanup Plan Victory:Bay Fish Safe to Eat in 70 Years! Last month, we successfully concluded a decade-long fight to secure an aggressive plan to reduce mercury in the Bay.  We are proud to say that our advocacy and the steadfast support of our members has ensured that there are better...
Press Release: July 30, 2007
During a hearing tomorrow afternoon, the State Water Resources Control Board will consider a plea from local oil refineries to avoid disclosing how much mercury they release into the environment. The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board issued the order for the study on May 2007,...
Press Release: July 17, 2007
The State Water Resources Control Board yesterday unanimously approved a strong framework to clean up mercury in the San Francisco Bay. The Bay has become so highly contaminated with mercury that the State was required to create the clean up plan under an emergency provision of the federal Clean...
Press Release: June 18, 2007
(Stockton, CA) Today, the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance (CSPA) and Baykeeper filed a lawsuit against the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board (Regional Board) for renewing waivers that excuse polluted discharges from 25,000 farms from meeting statewide water quality...

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