Baykeeper In The News
Articles and other news featuring Baykeeper's role in protecting the Bay
KGO-TV | February 16, 2011 | Oil Spills
The captain of a sinking barge used some quick thinking to avoid what could have been an environmental mess. The barge was intentionally beached near the St. Francis Yacht Club after it started taking on water and of the 3,800 gallons of oil on the barge, only one gallon was spilled into the Bay.
San Francisco Examiner | December 22, 2010 | Mercury
New research from the University of San Francisco has zeroed in on a way to limit the amount of mercury entering the food chain in San Francisco Bay.
Sacramento Bee | December 13, 2010 | Invasive Species
For years, scientists have called the San Francisco Bay-Delta one of the most "invaded" waterways in the world. More than 240 animal and plant species have hitchhiked here in the ballast tanks of cargo and tanker ships, thriving in waters from Sacramento to the Farallon Islands.
NBC Bay Area | November 19, 2010 | Legal Action
The environmental stewards at San Francisco Baykeeper recently sued San Mateo County over a dirty little secret: the waste that you flush down the drain doesn't always get treated. Sometimes, it's pumped right out into the bay.
SF Examiner | November 18, 2010 | Legal Action
A watchdog group’s legal campaign to reduce overflows from public sewer systems is forcing San Mateo County agencies to make millions of dollars in upgrades that are pushing sewer rates higher. San Francisco Baykeeper filed eight lawsuits against county agencies during the past two years for allowing discharges of untreated sewage.
KTVU | September 16, 2010 | Toxic Pollutants
There were new health concerns raised in the San Bruno fire zone as officials expressed concerns about the toxic health risk posed by the burned cars, homes and other items in the area.
San Jose Mercury News | August 26, 2010 | Bay Recreation
Crews labored Thursday to repair a pipeline that ruptured the previous day, spewing thousands of gallons of raw sewage into half a dozen Redwood City homes and a nearby lagoon.
Sacramento Bee | August 15, 2010 | Oil Spills
Leaders of San Francisco Bay's fishing fleet say they're both perplexed and frustrated with state and federal oil spill authorities.
Examiner.com San Francisco | August 11, 2010 | Bay Recreation
On August 3, 2010, five Dolphin Club members swam the inaugural Golden Gate Medley Swim (GGMS) to raise $10,000 for San Francisco Baykeeper, the nonprofit pollution watchdog for San Francisco Bay.
The Bay Citizen | August 2, 2010 | Legal Action
Starting next July, sewer rates for residents within the Richmond Municipal Sewer District will go up 5 percent annually until July 2014. In 2006, Baykeeper filed a lawsuit stating that the city of Richmond had been spilling hundreds of thousands of gallons of raw sewage into the bay every year.