Latest Baykeeper News and Information

Blog Post: December 5, 2011
Plans for the upcoming America’s Cup boat races have improved, but the jury’s still out on whether San Francisco’s shoreline and Bay ecosystem will receive all the protections they need. After the America’s Cup Final Environmental Impact Report was released last week, Baykeeper and our partners on...
Press Release: December 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...
Blog Post: December 5, 2011
Antibiotics, contraceptives and chemicals from personal care products should be removed before local sewage plants are allowed to discharge wastewater into San Francisco Bay. That’s the message Baykeeper gave recently to the Regional Water Quality Control Board. The Regional Board is the government...
Monthly Column: December 2, 2011
Ah, the holidays. Gathering with friends and family—turkey, roasts, gravy, buttery homemade desserts, sewage . . Sewage? Yes, unfortunately. For San Francisco Bay, the holiday season comes with a surge of pollution from sewage. A major reason is the cooking and cleanup of rich holiday meals....
BK In The News: December 2, 2011
New measures for improving air quality during the America’s Cup have some skeptical conservation organizations warming up to the event.
E News: November 8, 2011
Monthly Update for November 2011 BAE Ship Yard Agrees to Major Cleanup Baykeeper Launches Clean Boat Yard Initiative Federal Clean Water Act Under Threat Holiday Kitchen Tips for Preventing Bay Pollution Join Baykeeper at Cal Academy NightLife on Thursday Baykeeper's 2011 Fall Newsletter Now...
Blog Post: November 8, 2011
BAE Systems San Francisco Ship Repair, Inc., a ship yard servicing large vessels that include cruise liners and oil tankers, has agreed to curb its pollution of San Francisco Bay. Baykeeper filed suit against BAE after documenting polluted runoff that far exceeded legal limits for toxic heavy...
Blog Post: November 8, 2011
Baykeeper is launching a new region-wide initiative to reduce pollution from Bay Area boatyards. Boatyards are both a vital part of the Bay’s maritime industry and a source of Bay pollution – paint residue and other toxic substances are often washed from these waterfront facilities directly into...
Blog Post: November 7, 2011
Last week, the Bay Conservation and Development Commission began the process of modifying an existing plan to protect open water basins along San Francisco's waterfront, in order to allow docking of boats during upcoming America's Cup races. Baykeeper and other environmental allies, along with...
Featured Stories: November 7, 2011
For San Francisco Bay, the rainy season brings a surge of pollution from sewage. The primary cause is heavy rains that fill storm drains and infiltrate leaky sewer pipes, causing spills and overflows of raw sewage. When sewer pipes are clogged by fat, oil and grease from local households, this...

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