Latest Baykeeper News and Information

E News: February 9, 2008
Sick of Sewage? How You Can Help! This month Baykeeper launched its Sick of Sewage campaign to rein in the Bay's sewage spill problem. We hope you'll join us. On January 31, 2008, heavy rains and operator error caused a huge overflow of sewage at a treatment plant in Marin...
Monthly Column: February 1, 2008
Environmental groups are challenging the US Maritime Administration for its failure to protect the waters of the San Francisco Bay and Delta Estuary from pollution created by a ghost fleet of toxic ships near Benicia. More than fifty decommissioned and deteriorating vessels are anchored in...
Press Release: January 28, 2008
The California Coastkeeper Alliance (CCKA), a coalition of 12 Waterkeeper groups spanning the coast from the Oregon border to San Diego, and San Francisco Baykeeper today called on the U.S. Coast Guard and the State of California’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response to work with the public and...
Monthly Column: January 1, 2008
The San Francisco Bay is part of the largest estuary on the entire Pacific Coast of the Americas. One of the most biologically productive water bodies in the world, the Bay supports commercial and recreational fisheries, including Chinook salmon, Pacific herring, Bay mussel, and Dungeness...
E News: December 21, 2007
Happy Holidays from Baykeeper!   [[wysiwyg_imageupload:16:height=128,width=143]] Baykeeper Staff In Back: Deb, Jen, Sejal and Sara In Front: Eliet, Amy and Lola As the year closes, all of us at Baykeeper wish you a peaceful holiday season and New Year. Thank you to everyone for your emails, calls...
Press Release: December 13, 2007
Who: San Francisco Baykeeper and Assemblyman Jared Huffman What: Town Hall Meeting on Government and Community Response to the Cosco Busan Oil Spill Where: Stinson Beach Community Center When: Saturday, December 15 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Stinson Beach, CA – Baykeeper is analyzing how well oil...
Monthly Column: December 1, 2007
In the early morning heavy fog of November 7, an 902-foot long cargo ship collided with the wooden fender of the delta tower base of the Bay Bridge, spilling 58,000 gallons of bunker fuel into the San Francisco Bay. Initial reports from the US Coast Guard indicated that the Cosco Busan’s...
Press Release: November 21, 2007
The holidays are just around the corner, and many Bay Area residents are gearing up for special meals – with buttery foods, turkeys and homemade gravy. Food-focused holidays challenge not only waistlines but, surprisingly, local sewer lines. This year, Baykeeper and EBMUD urge residents to protect...
Press Release: November 20, 2007
A coalition of conservation organizations today released a satellite photo of the San Francisco Bay that dramatically illustrates the extent of the November 7 bunker fuel spill from the container ship Cosco Busan. The new photo shows numerous dark slicks around the Bay itself, as well as on the...
Press Release: November 17, 2007
U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) will host a briefing in the Senate Commerce Committee tomorrow, Wednesday, November 14th at 3pm EST (noon PST) to examine last week’s oil spill in the San Francisco Bay. Boxer has raised concerns about the Coast Guard’s response and the delay in relaying accurate...

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