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BK In The News: July 13, 2011
Members of the public will have a chance to offer feedback on the massive draft environmental impact report (DEIR) for the America's Cup at the Planning Commision on August 11 -- one month from the date of the DEIR release, July 11.
Featured Stories: July 13, 2011
The City of San Francisco has released a draft EIR, or Environmental Impact Report, as part of its planning for the 34th America's Cup sailing regatta, which will take place on San Francisco Bay in 2012 and 2013. The EIR is intended to address the potential environmental impacts of the races and...
Featured Stories: July 11, 2011
The City of San Bruno has agreed to a plan to reduce its recurring sewage spills that contaminate San Francisco Bay and its tributaries. Baykeeper brought suit against San Bruno in February 2010 in order to secure aggressive repairs to the City's faulty sewage system.  San Bruno has agreed to...
Press Release: July 11, 2011
San Francisco – More than 30 environmental groups greeted today’s release of the America’s Cup Draft Environmental Impact Report with guarded optimism. The groups said they had worked with the City on analyzing potential environmental impacts to the Bay and San Francisco waterfront from...
E News: July 8, 2011
E-News Update for July 2011...
Blog Post: July 8, 2011
The U.S. Senate is now considering a bill that would exempt pesticide protections from the Clean Water Act. The bill passed the Agricultural Committee two weeks ago, but several Democratic Senators have expressed opposition, and now California Senator Barbara Boxer has put a hold on the bill so...
Featured Stories: July 8, 2011
The U.S. House of Representatives is considering new legislation that would drastically weaken the power of the Clean Water Act to protect waterways from pollution. Please take action to help defeat this bill – complete this form to urge your U.S. Representative to stand up for the Clean Water...
Featured Stories: July 8, 2011
From the July 2011 edition of Bay Crossings America’s 33-year wait for the FDA to publish rules on sunscreen labeling ended in June—just in time for the apparent end of the rainy season. The new rules go into effect next year and will provide clear guidance for the most part on sunscreen...
Monthly Column: July 2, 2011
America’s 33-year wait for the FDA to publish rules on sunscreen labeling ended in June—just in time for the apparent end of the rainy season. The new rules go into effect next year and will provide clear guidance for the most part on sunscreen manufacturers’ claims about effectiveness. Until...
Blog Post: June 30, 2011
Baykeeper has secured stronger regulations on the Shell Oil marine terminal used for delivering oil to and from tanker ships. The terminal, located adjacent to the Shell Oil Refinery on the south side of the Carquinez Strait in Martinez, annually hosts 400 ships and processes 48 million barrels of...

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