Latest Baykeeper News and Information

E News: September 4, 2008
Take Action to Protect the Bay Baykeeper needs your help! Act Now: Tell the Governor to Keep Sewage Out of the Bay Last week, the California Legislature passed Baykeeper’s sewage prevention bill, AB 2986. If the Governor signs this bill into law, it will hold sewage operators accountable for...
Monthly Column: September 1, 2008
Cruise through Richardson Bay, the Oakland Estuary or the sloughs near Redwood City, and you will see dozens of abandoned boats of all makes and sizes. The number of derelict boats is so extreme in the eastern reaches of the Bay that a recent Contra Costa County report indicated that the...
E News: August 21, 2008
Baykeeper is Stopping Sewage Spills to the Bay Baykeeper is pressing forward in our campaign to end sewage contamination in the Bay. We’re standing up for your health and the health of the Bay. (And offering free concert tickets. Keep reading!) Success in Burlingame Baykeeper reached a successful...
Press Release: August 20, 2008
Frequent sewage spills in Burlingame will soon be reduced through a new agreement with San Francisco Baykeeper to make substantial improvements to sewage operations. The pollution watchdog group sued the City for Clean Water Act violations in February after investigations revealed that Burlingame...
E News: August 5, 2008
Baykeeper Victories to Protect Salmon and Habitat Two recent rulings are helping protect the health of California's fish and waterways. Saving California’s Salmon A federal court has declared that water diversions in the Delta cannot continue to threaten the survival of California’s salmon...
Monthly Column: August 1, 2008
California is currently in the midst of a severe drought. Our streams and rivers are carrying only about 40 percent of their average water flow, and smoky skies have clouded the Bay Area for weeks as wildfires born of dry conditions rage in nearby communities. As the summer stretches on...
Press Release: July 23, 2008
Dealing a setback to the shipping industry, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of environmental organizations seeking to force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate ship discharges under the Clean Water Act. The decision follows a 2005 lower court ruling that EPA...
Monthly Column: July 1, 2008
Welcome to summer in the Bay Area: the fog is rolling, the Bay is crowded with windsurfers, swimmers and sailors, visitors fill tour boats and residents are flocking to shoreline parks and beaches for picnics and playtime. Summertime gives us all a chance enjoy recreation on or near the Bay...
E News: June 18, 2008
The Continued Threat of Oil in the Bay Yesterday morning, Baykeeper began receiving reports of an oil slick off the southwest coast of Alameda. We immediately notified the Department of Fish and Game. Tar balls were then spotted on Alameda's Crown Memorial State Beach -- near sensitive salt marsh...
E News: June 10, 2008
Key Progress and Exciting Events Baykeeper’s June e-newsletter brings you the latest on our work to protect the Bay from pollution as well as upcoming Baykeeper events. Baykeeper Announces Lawsuits Against Sewage Baykeeper is taking the next step in our Sick of Sewage campaign to make sure Bay...

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