Baykeeper In The News

Articles and other news featuring Baykeeper's role in protecting the Bay
East Bay Express | April 8, 2011 | Sick of Sewage
Most East Bay residents take their local sanitary systems for granted and don't think twice about where the waste goes once it disappears down drains and toilets. But a group of state and federal water protection agencies contend that East Bay cities are polluting San Francisco Bay with untreated and partially treated sewage and have obtained...
The Bay Citizen | March 30, 2011 | America's Cup
The America’s Cup could spread something far more destructive across San Francisco Bay than tourists and fast-moving catamarans. While residents on Thursday will discover the extent of traffic and transit havoc that will be wrought by the event, environmentalists have been warning city and port officials that the regatta will provide an...
CBS San Francisco | March 16, 2011 | Sick of Sewage
A federal court has ordered seven municipal sewage systems to upgrade leaky facilities which have spewed millions of gallons of sewage into San Francisco Bay this winter.
Contra Costa Times | March 16, 2011 | Sick of Sewage
East Bay cities will speed sewer system improvements under an agreement announced Tuesday that is the latest in a decades-long drive to slow the flow of raw sewage into San Francisco Bay.
San Francisco Chronicle | March 16, 2011 | Sick of Sewage
Federal regulators have ordered six East Bay cities and one sanitary district to replace aging, cracked pipes responsible for flushing 125 million gallons of raw and partially treated sewage into San Francisco Bay this winter.
South San Francisco Patch | March 15, 2011 | Sick of Sewage
The South San Francisco city council approved a settlement last Thursday with local environmental group San Francisco Baykeeper to reduce the city's sewage spill rate into the Bay.
NBC Bay Area | March 12, 2011 | Sick of Sewage
Assemblywoman Fiona Ma announced Friday new legislation at Aquatic Park that would provide new incentives for overflow reduction.
Los Angeles Times | March 11, 2011 | Mercury
An abandoned mercury mine that for decades has sent polluted, orange waste into a creek that eventually feeds into San Francisco Bay is a threat to human health and should be added to a list of the nation's worst polluted places, federal regulators say.
San Jose Mercury News | March 11, 2011 | Sick of Sewage
South San Francisco has settled a federal lawsuit filed by the environmental advocacy group Baykeeper, agreeing to launch efforts to reduce sewage spills.
The Bay Citizen | March 1, 2011 | America's Cup
The America’s Cup races are two years away, but San Francisco is already bracing for the massive crowds and construction that will accompany the international sailing competition.