Latest Baykeeper News and Information

BK In The News: April 8, 2021
A tiny silver fish few people in the Bay Area have heard of could be a new symbol of the state’s continuing battle over water resources. San Francisco Baykeeper sued the Biden administration on Thursday to list the local population of longfin smelt as an endangered species. The environmental group’...
BK In The News: April 6, 2021
State water pollution officials have hit the city of Sunnyvale with $187,000 penalty after the city’s wastewater treatment plant spilled more than a quarter million gallons of partially treated sewage into San Francisco Bay last summer. The spill occurred on July 29 when a 36-inch welded steel...
BK In The News: April 5, 2021
Last August, shortly after the A’s filed a lawsuit in Alameda County Superior Court against the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), A’s president Dave Kaval sent out a series of tweets. The lawsuit alleged that DTSC had failed to implement the state’s Hazardous Waste Law...
Blog Post: March 31, 2021
Every year, Obsidian Wine Company crafts a special pinot noir rosé in honor of San Francisco Bay—Rosé for the Bay. The grapes are fittingly grown in a foggy wetland location of Obsidian’s vineyard and give extra quality and a Bay character to this special rosé.  Plus, 100% of proceeds from Rosé for...
BK In The News: March 31, 2021
By Jon Rosenfield, Special to CalMatters San Francisco Bay’s life support systems are unravelling quickly, and a wealth of science indicates that unsustainable water diversions are driving this estuary’s demise. Yet, with another drought looming, federal and state water managers still plan to...
BK In The News: March 30, 2021
The morning after a quarter-inch hole in a pipeline owned by Chevron leaked petroleum fluids into the San Francisco Bay on February 9, Richmond Mayor Tom Butt struck an optimistic tone about the incident at the oil giant’s refinery. “I think in the big picture it’s going to be OK,” Butt told one...
BK In The News: March 30, 2021
‘Water warrior’ Sejal’s passion for conservation has been shaped significantly by her childhood experiences. Riding an elephant, little Sejal started crying when she was about one-fourth the way up a hill to visit a fort, during one of her family’s vacations to India. Atlanta, US-born Sejal could...
BK In The News: March 26, 2021
A Brentwood company’s proposal to drill a natural gas well in Suisun Marsh has become the latest flash point in California’s quest to fight climate change and transition away from fossil fuels. Sunset Exploration wants to search for a commercially viable amount of gas at the site of an abandoned...
Blog Post: March 24, 2021
In this roundtable discussion moderated by Baykeeper Senior Scientist Dr. Jon Rosenfield, a panel of water experts discusses California's infamous "water wars" and the award-winning documentary River's End. Panelists:  Dr. Jon Rosenfield - Senior Scientist, San Francisco Baykeeper (moderator) Alan...
BK In The News: March 24, 2021
A San Francisco environmental group has recognized Fresh Air Vallejo with its Blue Rivet Award for the work the group did to stop a cement factory from winning approval. The award was presented Sunday at the annual San Francisco Baykeeper dinner, which was held virtually this year.

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