Latest Baykeeper News and Information

Monthly Column: April 1, 2008
Bay Area storm drains tie into our creeks and empty into the Bay without any treatment or filtering. So when it rains, the cigarette butts, automotive fluids, pet waste, household gardening chemicals, and trash accumulated in gutters is washed into local creeks and the Bay. In fact, polluted...
Monthly Column: March 1, 2008
On January 31, heavy rains and operator error caused an overflow of sewage at a treatment plant in Marin County. More than 2.7 million gallons of partially treated sewage spilled out of the plant and into Corte Madera Creek, which flows into Richardson Bay. This was the second spill to...
Press Release: February 27, 2008
Today the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on the case surrounding the Exxon Valdez oil spill. In 1987, the tanker Exxon Valdez spilled tens of millions of gallons of Alaskan crude oil into Prince William Sound. The Court will hear arguments from Exxon about why it should not have to pay...
Press Release: February 15, 2008
Environmental groups today challenged the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Board’s flawed regulation of dairy operations in the Central Valley. The Regional Board recently issued permits that do not adequately protect the Valley’s waterways from pollution caused by large dairy operations and...
Press Release: February 11, 2008
After over a decade of efforts to stop sewage spills in the Bay Area, today Baykeeper launched its Sick of Sewage Initiative to rein in the Bay’s sewage spill problem. The initiative will involve: launching a number of investigations of sewage agencies with a history of sewage spills filing...
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...

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