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Blog Post: September 20, 2011
This past Saturday, more than 20 Baykeeper volunteers participated in California's annual Coastal Cleanup Day at India Basin Shoreline Park. Volunteers cleaned up more than 500 pounds of trash from the park, ranging from large items including a television, to tiny fragments of plastic and glass....
Blog Post: September 19, 2011
Federal, state and local government agencies have announced their financial settlement with those responsible for the Cosco Busan oil spill which dumped 53,000 gallons of oil into San Francisco Bay on November 7, 2007. Read the San Francisco Chronicle article about the settlement. The settlement...
Press Release: September 19, 2011
San Francisco, CA – Today federal, state and local government agencies announced their financial settlement with those responsible for the Cosco Busan oil spill which dumped 53,000 gallons of oil into San Francisco Bay on November 7, 2007. The settlement agreement requires the owners of the ship to...
Blog Post: September 14, 2011
Please contact Governor Brown today and ask him to sign three important pieces of legislation that will have major impacts on California's environment and public health. AB 1112 (Jared Huffman-D, San Rafael) would provide funding for oil spill prevention and response in California. The bill will...
Blog Post: September 14, 2011
This past Saturday, sixteen swimmers traversed San Francisco Bay in the second annual TransBay Relay swim benefiting San Francisco Baykeeper. The swim, which spanned 9 miles across the Bay from the Golden Gate to the East Bay, challenged the swimmers and their pilots with strong winds, large...
Blog Post: September 14, 2011
The Clean Water Act is currently under threat from a series of appropriations riders under consideration in the U.S. Senate. Fortunately, one of the most powerful members of the Appropriations Subcommittees voting on these so-called "riders" is San Francisco Democrat Dianne Feinstein. Please...
E News: September 13, 2011
Welcome to San Francisco Baykeeper's September E-News. Having trouble viewing this email? Click here to see it online. Monthly Update for September 2011 Join Baykeeper for Coastal Cleanup Day This Saturday! Baykeeper Oil Spill Funding Bill Headed to the Governor TransBay Relay Swimmers...
Press Release: September 8, 2011
Sacramento, CA – Finally, the California Office of Spill Prevention and Response – part of the Department of Fish and Game – is set to get an increase in funding from oil companies doing business in the state.  AB 1112 now awaits Governor Brown's signature if it is to become law. California oil...
Blog Post: September 7, 2011
Baykeeper and Hanson Aggregates have reached a tentative settlement agreement to reduce pollution from three of the company's Bay Area facilities. Baykeeper filed suit against Hanson in April 2011 for illegal discharges of storm water and wastewater from three facilities where Hanson conducts sand...
Blog Post: September 6, 2011
California Assembly Bill 376, which would prohibit the possession, sale, trade and distribution of shark fins in the state, successfully passed the California Senate today and will now go to Governor Jerry Brown to be signed into law. Baykeeper joined environmental and conservation groups in...

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