Latest Baykeeper News and Information

Press Release: May 24, 2011
San Francisco, CA – In a case brought by San Francisco Baykeeper against the West Bay Sanitary District in December 2009, U.S. District Court Judge Edward Chen has granted summary judgment to Baykeeper in finding the District liable for 21 illegal sewage spills that flowed directly into area creeks...
Blog Post: May 23, 2011
Update: The Coast Guard has identified a risk of more fuel escaping from the barge. They plan to pump the fuel off of the barge today. An abandoned barge stranded in Alviso Slough since at least 2007 has begun leaking fuel or lube oil near the sensitive marsh lands of the Don Edwards San Francisco...
E News: May 17, 2011
Welcome to San Francisco Baykeeper's May E-News U.S Senate Considers Overturning Key Pesticide Protections Support Responsible Climate Change Planning on May 19 Kiteboarding & Swimming Events to Benefit Baykeeper Volunteer Opportunity: Help Fight Invasive Kelp...
Blog Post: May 13, 2011
Join Baykeeper in supporting a responsible climate change adaptation policy for San Francisco Bay. This Thursday, a final workshop will be held by the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) to discuss an amendment to BCDC's Bay Plan that would sensibly require development around San...
Featured Stories: May 9, 2011
The U.S. Senate is now considering ill-advised legislation that would overturn key protections against spraying harmful pesticides in waterways and essentially exempt pesticides from the Clean Water Act – an unprecedented move that will cause irreparable harm to waterways and open the door to...
Blog Post: May 6, 2011
Lehigh Southwest Cement Company’s Permanente Plant has spewed toxic mercury into the air since 1939. The Plant, which is located in Cupertino, emits approximately 435 pounds of mercury from its smokestacks each year, making it the largest source of mercury pollution in the Bay Area. The Lehigh...
Blog Post: May 5, 2011
Recent research conducted at the Menlo Park office of the U.S. Geological Survey indicates the proposed Saltworks Project site in Redwood City is currently subject to a significant amount of flood risk - which will increase dramatically as sea levels rise further. This map was created by Noah...
Blog Post: May 3, 2011
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) recently posted an interesting video titled Turbid Bay that discusses current research on how sediment is transported from the water column to tidal mudflats around the Bay. This work is critical to our understanding of whether sediments within the Bay are capable of...
Monthly Column: May 2, 2011
First, a sewage spill update: since I wrote last month about our annual Bay Area winter sewage spills, the number of gallons of sewage spilled has doubled! After a very rainy March, we can now say that nearly a quarter billion gallons of raw or undertreated sewage have entered San Francisco Bay and...
Blog Post: April 27, 2011
Next week the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture will vote on whether to exempt pesticide applications from Clean Water Act protections. Please send a message to U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein asking them to oppose this ill-advised legislation and to advocate for moving it from...

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