Baykeeper Updates Related to Advocacy

Blog Post: April 23, 2014
In response to advocacy from neighborhood and environmental groups, including San Francisco Baykeeper, the Golden State Warriors basketball team will not build a giant basketball arena on the waterfront of the San Francisco Embarcadero. Baykeeper is pleased that precious open-water views of the Bay...
Blog Post: November 18, 2013
On Tuesday night, November 19, the San Jose City Council will vote on a plan to develop some of the last remaining open space along the Bay in Santa Clara County. It’s also some of the only remaining burrowing owl habitat along the South Bay shore. In addition, this development would impact rare...
BK In The News: November 5, 2013
Google is erecting a four-story structure in the heart of the San Francisco Bay but is managing to conceal its purpose by constructing it on docked barges instead of on land .  . Deb Self, executive director of the environmental group Baykeeper, said that whether the barge-mounted structure is a...
Monthly Column: April 1, 2013
A 13-story basketball stadium on the San Francisco waterfront is not just a bad idea—it would be an illegal grab of property held in trust for you. That’s one of many reasons to oppose the Golden State Warriors’ proposal to build an 18,000-seat arena on Pier 30/32, on San Francisco Bay’s...
Blog Post: September 10, 2012
Do you or does someone you know have a passion for San Francisco Bay and expertise in water pollution? If so, Baykeeper asks you to consider serving on the major regulatory board overseeing the Bay’s water quality—the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board. The Regional Water Board...
Featured Stories: June 8, 2012
Which boat bottom paint causes the least pollution and still keeps the hull free of sea growth? Baykeeper just repainted our patrol boat, and answering this question wasn’t easy. Boat hulls need to be painted with specialized coatings to keep algae, barnacles and other sea life from attaching and...
Blog Post: May 15, 2012
Long-term plans for the future of San Francisco Bay shouldn’t make it easier to discharge pollution into the Bay and its tributaries, Baykeeper recently told the Bay Area’s primary water quality regulators. Baykeeper urged the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Board to instead take a proactive...
Featured Stories: October 31, 2011
Three new State laws were passed this fall that will benefit California's waterways and wildlife, in wins for oil spill funding, sharks and toxic-free waters. AB 1112 (Jared Huffman-D, San Rafael) was sponsored by San Francisco Baykeeper to provide much-needed funding for oil spill prevention and...
Blog Post: September 14, 2011
The Clean Water Act is currently under threat from a series of appropriations riders under consideration in the U.S. Senate. Fortunately, one of the most powerful members of the Appropriations Subcommittees voting on these so-called "riders" is San Francisco Democrat Dianne Feinstein. Please...
Featured Stories: July 8, 2011
The U.S. House of Representatives is considering new legislation that would drastically weaken the power of the Clean Water Act to protect waterways from pollution. Please take action to help defeat this bill – complete this form to urge your U.S. Representative to stand up for the Clean Water...

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