Blog Post: June 15, 2011
Baykeeper submitted comments to the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) on June 13, 2011 regarding a proposed desalination plant in East Contra Costa County. This letter was submitted in response to a proposal being evaluated by SFPUC, which considers whether to provide an...
Blog Post: June 14, 2011
The debate continues between private developers and environmentalists over a proposal by the Bay Conservation and Development Commission that calls for development around the Bay to recognize sea level rise and plan accordingly. The Commission has postponed a final vote until October, pending...
Blog Post: June 9, 2011
At a Cupertino City Council meeting on Tuesday Steve Jobs presented his vision for a new Apple campus, where about 80% of the 150 acre site would be landscaped with permeable surfaces. He may not know it, but this is probably one of the largest low impact development (LID) projects in the Bay Area...
E News: June 3, 2011
E-News Update for June 2011
Court Victory: West Bay Liable for Sewage Spills
Progress on Protecting Waterways from Pesticides
Debate Continues on Bay Climate Change Plan
A Successful Downwinder for the Bay
Join the TransBay Relay Swim on September 10
Help Fight Invasive Kelp in Local...
Monthly Column: June 2, 2011
Much of Baykeeper’s work focuses on strengthening or maintaining clean water laws and regulations related to toxic pollutants and other contaminants capable of compromising the health of San Francisco Bay. We do this work by engaging in policy and regulatory processes, as well as conducting...
BK In The News: May 30, 2011
In a partial resolution of a lawsuit by San Francisco Baykeeper against the West Bay Sanitary District, a federal court judge has found the district liable for 21 sewage overflows, each of more than 100 gallons, that entered Peninsula streams, including streams in Atherton, Woodside, Menlo Park...
BK In The News: May 26, 2011
The Bay Area is a good place for beachgoers to surf, swim and frolic in the waves, unless you're trying to do it on San Francisco's Baker Beach and a few other places where plumes of bacteria regularly flow into the ocean, according to a statewide beach report card released Wednesday.
BK In The News: May 25, 2011
Environmental nonprofit San Francisco Baykeeper won a summary judgment this week against West Bay Sanitary District in U.S. District Court, establishing the district's legal liability for 21 separate sewage spills into San Francisco Bay.
Blog Post: May 24, 2011
In a case brought by San Francisco Baykeeper against the West Bay Sanitary District in December 2009, U.S. District Court Judge Edward Chen has found West Bay liable for 21 illegal sewage spills that flowed directly into area creeks and sloughs over the past five years. West Bay serves Menlo...
BK In The News: May 24, 2011
A federal judge has found a Menlo Park sanitary district liable for 21 sewage spills into creeks and sloughs that drain into San Francisco Bay over a five-year period.