Latest Baykeeper News and Information

Blog Post: October 7, 2011
Today California Governor Jerry Brown approved a bill that will ban the possession, sale and distribution of imported shark fins in the state of California. Under the new law, shark fins will not be allowed to be imported into the state beginning in January 2012. This legislation will help shark...
Blog Post: October 6, 2011
This afternoon the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) unanimously approved an amendment to the Bay Plan which addresses climate change - with specific focus on sea level rise adaptation. Baykeeper has been an active proponent of the amendment, submitting multiple comment letters,...
Blog Post: October 5, 2011
Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill which will ban the harmful chemical bisphenol A from plastic baby bottles and cups. The chemical, known commonly as BPA, leaches into food and liquids from plastic containers and can be harmful to children's development. BPA has been also been linked to reproductive...
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...

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