Baykeeper Press Releases

(Nov 1, 2017) Contact: Eric Laughlin, CDFW Communications, (916) 214-3279 SAN FRANCISCO – This month marks a decade since the container ship Cosco Busan crashed into a San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge support tower and released more than 53,000 gallons of fuel oil into San Francisco Bay, affecting people, estuarine and marine wildlife, habitats, and recreation across several counties and spurring...
(Sep 25, 2017) SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Conservation groups have sued the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to challenge the legality of a state permit that would allow the controversial Delta tunnels project to kill endangered salmon and other imperiled fish protected by the state’s Endangered Species Act. The tunnels project known as California WaterFix would divert massive amounts of...
(Aug 30, 2017) SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA — Over 24,000 people  have formally expressed opposition to a plan by Phillips 66  to more than double the number of oil tankers arriving at their Crockett-Rodeo refinery.    The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) , the lead agency conducting the environmental review of the project, extended their public comment period following a large...
(Jul 5, 2017) 4th Annual Bay Parade On the Water Sunday July 9. 200+ costumed swimmers, paddlers, and boaters will parade on the water in a colorful "kayak-tivism" event to protect San Francisco Bay. WHAT: San Francisco Baykeeper’s 4th Annual Bay Parade, Sunday, July 9 The high point of the Bay Parade is the finale, which features a huge colorful display, with a large banner lifted by kayaks and...
SB 709 requires that any transport of non-floating oils (like crude from tar sands) in California waterways be prohibited unless a clean-up contingency plan is developed, including identifying an organization capable of responding to a spill
(Mar 3, 2017) Sacramento -- Today Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) announced a bill to protect California’s waterways from dangerous spills of tar sands oil. California has laws to prevent and prepare for “conventional” oil spills that can be cleaned up from the surface of the water. These laws do not take into account oils like those derived from tar sands that will sink to the bottom of...
Groups Filed in Support of City Council’s Ban on Handling and Storage of Coal in Oakland
(Feb 16, 2017) Oakland, Calif. - Today Earthjustice, representing San Francisco Baykeeper and the Sierra Club, filed a motion to intervene in the lawsuit from Oakland Bulk & Oversized Terminal, LLC, owned by private developer Phil Tagami, challenging Oakland’s ban on handling and storage of coal in Oakland. The groups also filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit. "Oakland city officials were...
Science demonstrates that sand mining in the Bay contributes to erosion at Ocean Beach
(Jan 30, 2017) San Francisco, Calif. - The California State Lands Commission, an agency responsible for protecting San Francisco Bay, has once again approved permits to let private companies remove harmful levels of sand from the Bay’s floor. On January 30, San Francisco Baykeeper filed a second legal action challenging the increased sand mining. Excessive sand mining is linked to irreversible...
San José will lead Bay Area in reducing trash and investing in green infrastructure
(Jun 15, 2016) Oakland and San José, Calif. - Today, San Francisco Baykeeper and the City of San José announced a legal agreement to make the Bay Area’s largest city a greener one. As part of the agreement, San José has committed to make significant future environmental investments by implementing more stormwater capture projects, also known as “green infrastructure.” The anticipated long-term...
Swimmers, paddlers, boaters parade on the water to McCovey Cove; elite swimmers vie for Golden Rivet Prize in 6.5-mile swim from the Golden Gate
(May 17, 2016) Swimmers, kayakers, stand-up paddle boarders, and boaters will parade on the water along the San Francisco waterfront on May 22 in Baykeeper’s 3rd Annual Bay Parade. The 1pm finale in McCovey Cove—featuring costumes, flags and live music—will be recorded and broadcast on the Jumbotron at the start of the Giants evening home game. The Bay Parade includes the competitive Golden Rivet...
See the Bay Parade finale from the north side of McCovey Cove, on the walking pier that extends east from the southeast corner of the ballpark, near the ferry landing.
(May 17, 2016) Information on the Bay Parade

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