Latest Baykeeper News and Information

Blog Post: October 5, 2011
Gulf Coast Waterkeepers have released a new "State of the Gulf" report with updates on the current health of the Gulf of Mexico and surrounding shorelines, eighteen months after the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded and began the months-long BP oil disaster. The report lays out seven key findings and...
Monthly Column: October 2, 2011
Three good bills to protect San Francisco Bay and California children made it out of the California Legislature this session and now await Governor Brown’s signature. AB1112, which Baykeeper sponsored to protect the Bay from future oil spills, needs a final push from you. Two others, AB 376 (to...
BK In The News: September 23, 2011
Nearly four years after the Cosco Busan, a container ship, clipped the Bay Bridge and dumped 53,000 gallons of toxic fuel into San Francisco Bay, the ship's owners and operators agreed to pay a combined $44 million to compensate for the damage the spill caused.
BK In The News: September 20, 2011
The shipping companies responsible for the 2007 Cosco Busan oil spill, which polluted San Francisco Bay and killed thousands of birds and fish, have agreed to pay $44.4 million to restore habitat and reimburse the agencies that responded to the disaster, state and federal officials announced...
Blog Post: September 20, 2011
This past Saturday, more than 20 Baykeeper volunteers participated in California's annual Coastal Cleanup Day at India Basin Shoreline Park. Volunteers cleaned up more than 500 pounds of trash from the park, ranging from large items including a television, to tiny fragments of plastic and glass....
Blog Post: September 19, 2011
Federal, state and local government agencies have 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. Read the San Francisco Chronicle article about the settlement. The settlement...
Press Release: September 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...
Blog Post: September 14, 2011
Please contact Governor Brown today and ask him to sign three important pieces of legislation that will have major impacts on California's environment and public health. AB 1112 (Jared Huffman-D, San Rafael) would provide funding for oil spill prevention and response in California. The bill will...
Blog Post: September 14, 2011
This past Saturday, sixteen swimmers traversed San Francisco Bay in the second annual TransBay Relay swim benefiting San Francisco Baykeeper. The swim, which spanned 9 miles across the Bay from the Golden Gate to the East Bay, challenged the swimmers and their pilots with strong winds, large...
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...

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