Latest Baykeeper News and Information

Blog Post: May 9, 2012
The owner and operator of the Dubai Star, a tanker that spilled 422 gallons of oil into San Francisco Bay in 2009, will pay $1.96 million to settle violations of state clean water laws. The payment will be used primarily to restore wildlife habitat and enhance public recreation in the East Bay. Oil...
Monthly Column: May 9, 2012
Are gray whales coming into San Francisco Bay more often? Baykeeper is helping to find out, and you can help, too. We’re assisting the Oceanic Society with a new study to find out how many gray whales are coming to the Bay and what dangers they face. The public is encouraged to help by reporting...
Featured Stories: May 9, 2012
Baykeeper is launching our new Bay-Safe Industry campaign to rein in widespread, illegal runoff into San Francisco Bay from industrial facilities. Industrial storm water runoff is a major source of Bay pollution. More than 1,000 Bay Area industrial facilities are violating the Clean Water Act...
E News: May 9, 2012
*/ Monthly Update for May 2012 Baykeeper Launches Bay-Safe Industry Campaign New Victory for Bay-Safe Industry and a Clean Bay $1.96 Million Payment for 2009 Bay Oil Spill Celebrate the Bay at the Baykeeper Spring Party on May 16 Swim For The Bay on September 30 Check Out Baykeeper's New...
Blog Post: May 3, 2012
New rules to keep invasive species out of San Francisco Bay are a big step forward, but should be even tighter, Baykeeper recently told regulators. Baykeeper urged the adoption of the proposed rules, with further protections for the Bay and all California waters, during the State Lands Commission’s...
Blog Post: May 1, 2012
Florence LaRiviere, leader of San Francisco Bay’s Citizens Committee to Complete the Refuge, this week won the 2012 National Wetlands Award. She was also named the Wetland Community Leader of the year. The award, one of the nation’s most prestigious environmental prizes, honors individuals who have...
Blog Post: May 1, 2012
Baykeeper recently urged regulators to strengthen controls on pollution in San Francisco Bay from the Shell Oil Refinery in Martinez. We recommended that the Regional Water Quality Control Board tighten the refinery’s permit to discharge water into the Bay. The Shell refinery discharges about 5.8...
Blog Post: April 25, 2012
Last week, Baykeeper and The Boatyard at Grand Marina reached a settlement agreement to reduce the Alameda boat repair facility’s storm water pollution of San Francisco Bay. Baykeeper initiated legal action after observing significant amounts of boat paint residue on the pavement at Grand Marina,...
Blog Post: April 20, 2012
Every year, 3 to 6 million cubic yards of sediments are dredged in and around San Francisco Bay to keep navigation channels open for large ships. Now, Bay dredging management rules face a possible update, and Baykeeper is advocating for Bay dredging to be done in an environmentally sound manner....
Blog Post: April 13, 2012
Central Marin’s wastewater treatment plant needs stricter limits on its releases of raw sewage into San Francisco Bay during storms, Baykeeper recently told regulators. Baykeeper urged the Regional Water Quality Control Board to tighten up the Central Marin Sanitation Agency’s permit to discharge...

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