Baykeeper In The News
Articles and other news featuring Baykeeper's role in protecting the Bay
Los Angeles Times | April 1, 2010 | Ghost Fleet
After years of legal wrangling, the federal government agreed Wednesday to remove a fleet of mothballed military ships that has dropped tons of heavy metal pollution into a waterway northeast of San Francisco.
San Francisco Chronicle | April 1, 2010 | Ghost Fleet
The federal government and environmental groups reached an agreement Wednesday that will mean the end of the ghost fleet of retired ships in Suisun Bay. "They were a floating toxic waste dump," said Deb Self, executive director for the San Francisco Baykeeper, an environmental group.
New York Times | February 23, 2010 | Pesticides
Environmentalists hailed the court's decision not to review a year-old ruling requiring farmers to secure Clean Water Act approval for the use of pesticides already permitted under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act. U.S. EPA is now reviewing the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System to devise a permitting system...
San Francisco Examiner | February 21, 2010 | Legal Action
The flow of untreated sewage that pours into the Bay every rainy season could finally be curtailed by a new state law and a string of lawsuits. San Francisco Baykeeper began launching lawsuits last year against scores of sanitation districts as part of a concerted campaign to slow the disgusting flow.
KPFA's The Sunday Show with Philip Maldari | February 14, 2010 | Sick of Sewage
In the first hour a debate on the status of Pluto on the eightieth anniversary of its discovery. In the second hour saving the Bay from sewage when the rains overwhelm treatment plants. A round table discussion with reps from EBMUD, SFPUC, EPA, and Baykeeper.
San Francisco Chronicle | January 31, 2010 | Sick of Sewage
Many of the Bay Area's sewer pipes and processing plants are so outdated that spills are a given every time big storms overwhelm the draining systems. Spills happen "all over the bay," Baykeeper policy analyst Sara Aminzadeh said on the organization's boat last week.
San Francisco Chronicle | January 22, 2010 | Sick of Sewage
More than 23 sewage overflows fouled the region this week, said Sara Aminzadeh of San Francisco Baykeeper, causing the closure of five beaches in San Francisco, including Baker and Ocean.
San Francisco Examiner | January 21, 2010 | Ghost Fleet
A federal judge found Thursday that a fleet of rotting warships anchored near San Francisco Bay is in violation of federal and state pollution laws. "We can't allow these vessels to contaminate the bay for another ten or twenty years," said Jason Flanders, a staff attorney with San Francisco Baykeeper, a plaintiff.
The Almanac | December 11, 2009 | Sick of Sewage
An environmental watchdog group has filed a lawsuit against the West Bay Sanitary District and two Peninsula cities over violations of clean water laws. San Francisco Baykeeper, in a lawsuit filed Dec. 2 in U.S. District Court, contends that thousands of gallons of sewage overspills reached the San Francisco Bay over the past five years.
New York Times | December 4, 2009 | Sick of Sewage
Pam Welsh was a retired risk management analyst immersed in her family’s life when she learned this year that her Marin County bedroom community was considering a contract to have the world’s largest water company operate the local sewage plant.