Baykeeper Press Releases

New Support Spurs Baykeeper Campaign to Clean Up Industrial Pollution of the Bay
(Sep 11, 2012)   SAN FRANCISCO, CA – San Francisco Baykeeper proudly announced the award of a $75,000 grant from the Hugo Neu Corporation in support of their mission to protect San Francisco Bay from pollution. The grant will be vital in propelling the organization’s new Bay Safe Industry Campaign. "We thank Hugo Neu Corporation for recognizing with this funding the importance of Baykeeper's...
App helps beachgoers and recreationists find closest, cleanest Bay Area beaches
(May 31, 2012) San Francisco—Finding a Bay Area beach where the water is clean enough for swimming, surfing and other in-the-water recreation is going to be easier with San Francisco Baykeeper’s launch of the Swim Guide app. This new, free smart phone app provides up-to-date water quality information from government authorities on more than a dozen Bay and ocean beaches in the Bay Area. The app...
From boat, Baykeeper documents impact of future sea level rise on San Francisco Bay
(Feb 3, 2012) San Francisco— Next week some of the year’s highest tides will breach California’s coastal and bay shorelines, providing a glimpse of what the state can expect as sea level rises due to climate change. Baykeeper is helping document the impact of these high tides, called king tides, on San Francisco Bay. High tides will occur Monday through Wednesday, with the highest, at more than...
Baykeeper settles long-running lawsuit against Peninsula sanitary district
(Jan 12, 2012) San Francisco - Less sewage will be draining into San Francisco Bay from Menlo Park-based West Bay Sanitary District, San Francisco Baykeeper announced today. Baykeeper has successfully settled its long-running lawsuit against West Bay for illegal sewage spills, reaching an agreement that details the agency’s efforts to curb its sewage pollution as a result of Baykeeper’s suit....
City Must Protect Bay Area's Air and Water During America's Cup
(Dec 5, 2011) San Francisco  –  The Environmental Council – a coalition of more than thirty Bay Area organizations – is now reviewing the final America’s Cup Final Environmental Impact Report, released today by the City of San Francisco. While concerns remain that the project may fall short of preventing harm to the city’s shoreline and Bay ecosystem, certain areas, such as air quality mitigation...
To Keep Sewage Out of the Bay, Keep Cooking Fats, Oil and Grease Out of the Drain
(Nov 30, 2011) San Francisco Bay Area, CA –The holiday season can bring a surge of sewage pollution to San Francisco Bay. A major reason is the cooking and cleanup of rich holiday meals. Cooking rich foods like turkey and gravy creates fats, oil and grease which gets washed down the drain during cleanup of pots, pans and fryers. The fats and greasy scraps harden and clump together, especially in...
1.5 cents increase per barrel of oil will fund prevention and response measures
(Oct 9, 2011) Sacramento, CA – Finally, the California Office of Spill Prevention and Response – part of the Department of Fish and Game – is set to get an increase in funding from oil companies doing business in the state.  AB 1112 was signed by Governor Brown October 8. California oil spill prevention and response programs had been facing cuts next year, prompting Assemblymember Jared Huffman...
Most of settlement to pay for recreation, not habitat restoration.
(Sep 19, 2011) San Francisco, CA – Today federal, state and local government agencies announced their financial settlement with those responsible for the Cosco Busan oil spill which dumped 53,000 gallons of oil into San Francisco Bay on November 7, 2007. The settlement agreement requires the owners of the ship to pay $44 million for all the resource damages caused by the oil spill. Baykeeper is...
1.5 cents increase per barrel of oil will fund prevention and response measures
(Sep 8, 2011) Sacramento, CA – Finally, the California Office of Spill Prevention and Response – part of the Department of Fish and Game – is set to get an increase in funding from oil companies doing business in the state.  AB 1112 now awaits Governor Brown's signature if it is to become law. California oil spill prevention and response programs had been facing cuts next year, prompting...
City Must Protect Bay Area's Air and Water During America's Cup
(Aug 10, 2011) San Francisco – Environmentalists and neighborhood groups plan to urge San Francisco Planning Commissioners at a public hearing on Thursday, August 11, to make improvements in the draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the 34th America’s Cup.  The Environmental Council – a coalition of more than thirty organizations – is concerned that the Draft EIR underestimates the expected...

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