Latest Baykeeper News and Information

Blog Post: October 24, 2011
Want to help cut pollution in the Bay by collecting and reusing rainwater from your San Francisco rooftop? If so, you can get a discount of up to 60% on rain barrels from the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC). The SFPUC also offers cisterns at discounts of up to $640. During rainy...
E News: October 12, 2011
Monthly Update for October 2011 Three New State Laws are Wins for the Bay Cosco Busan Settlement Falls Short BCDC Approves Sea Level Rise Plan for the Bay Federal Legislation Threatens Clean Water Act Volunteers Pitch In for Coastal Cleanup Day Join the Battle of the Bay Paddleboard Race...
Press Release: October 9, 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 was signed by Governor Brown October 8. California oil spill prevention and...
Blog Post: October 9, 2011
Governor Brown has signed Baykeeper's AB 1112 to provide much-needed funding for oil spill prevention and response measures in California. The budget for California's Office of Spill Prevention and Response was set for huge cuts because oil companies were fighting a modest increase in fees to fund...
Blog Post: October 7, 2011
Today California Governor Jerry Brown approved a bill that will ban the possession, sale and distribution of imported shark fins in the state of California. Under the new law, shark fins will not be allowed to be imported into the state beginning in January 2012. This legislation will help shark...
Blog Post: October 6, 2011
This afternoon the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) unanimously approved an amendment to the Bay Plan which addresses climate change - with specific focus on sea level rise adaptation. Baykeeper has been an active proponent of the amendment, submitting multiple comment letters,...
Blog Post: October 5, 2011
Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill which will ban the harmful chemical bisphenol A from plastic baby bottles and cups. The chemical, known commonly as BPA, leaches into food and liquids from plastic containers and can be harmful to children's development. BPA has been also been linked to reproductive...
Blog Post: October 5, 2011
Gulf Coast Waterkeepers have released a new "State of the Gulf" report with updates on the current health of the Gulf of Mexico and surrounding shorelines, eighteen months after the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded and began the months-long BP oil disaster. The report lays out seven key findings and...
Monthly Column: October 2, 2011
Three good bills to protect San Francisco Bay and California children made it out of the California Legislature this session and now await Governor Brown’s signature. AB1112, which Baykeeper sponsored to protect the Bay from future oil spills, needs a final push from you. Two others, AB 376 (to...
BK In The News: September 23, 2011
Nearly four years after the Cosco Busan, a container ship, clipped the Bay Bridge and dumped 53,000 gallons of toxic fuel into San Francisco Bay, the ship's owners and operators agreed to pay a combined $44 million to compensate for the damage the spill caused.

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