Monthly Column: January 1, 2008
The San Francisco Bay is part of the largest estuary on the entire Pacific Coast of the Americas. One of the most biologically productive water bodies in the world, the Bay supports commercial and recreational fisheries, including Chinook salmon, Pacific herring, Bay mussel, and Dungeness...
E News: December 21, 2007
Happy Holidays from Baykeeper!
In Back: Deb, Jen, Sejal and Sara
In Front: Eliet, Amy and Lola
As the year closes, all of us at Baykeeper wish you a peaceful holiday season and New Year. Thank you to everyone for your emails, calls...
Press Release: December 13, 2007
Who: San Francisco Baykeeper and Assemblyman Jared Huffman
What: Town Hall Meeting on Government and Community Response to the Cosco Busan Oil Spill Where: Stinson Beach Community Center
When: Saturday, December 15 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Stinson Beach, CA – Baykeeper is analyzing how well oil...
Monthly Column: December 1, 2007
In the early morning heavy fog of November 7, an 902-foot long cargo ship collided with the wooden fender of the delta tower base of the Bay Bridge, spilling 58,000 gallons of bunker fuel into the San Francisco Bay. Initial reports from the US Coast Guard indicated that the Cosco Busan’s...
Press Release: November 21, 2007
The holidays are just around the corner, and many Bay Area residents are gearing up for special meals – with buttery foods, turkeys and homemade gravy. Food-focused holidays challenge not only waistlines but, surprisingly, local sewer lines. This year, Baykeeper and EBMUD urge residents to protect...
Press Release: November 20, 2007
A coalition of conservation organizations today released a satellite photo of the San Francisco Bay that dramatically illustrates the extent of the November 7 bunker fuel spill from the container ship Cosco Busan.
The new photo shows numerous dark slicks around the Bay itself, as well as on the...
Press Release: November 17, 2007
U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) will host a briefing in the Senate Commerce Committee tomorrow, Wednesday, November 14th at 3pm EST (noon PST) to examine last week’s oil spill in the San Francisco Bay. Boxer has raised concerns about the Coast Guard’s response and the delay in relaying accurate...
Press Release: November 5, 2007
On October 31 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a report criticizing California’s water pollution permits. EPA agreed to perform an audit of randomly selected permits as a condition of a settlement reached in a lawsuit brought by San Francisco Baykeeper, Humboldt Baykeeper...
Press Release: October 26, 2007
Saul Bloom, Arc EcologySejal Choksi, BaykeeperMichael Wall, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
Press conference to announce lawsuit against the U.S. Maritime Administration
Monday, October 29, 2007 at 10:00 a.m., PDT
Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)111...
Press Release: October 22, 2007
As part of its campaign to keep raw sewage out of San Francisco Bay, Baykeeper gave notice today of its intent to sue the City of Burlingame and its wastewater treatment plant for illegal sewage spills and overflows to the Bay. Burlingame’s crumbling sewer system is more than 80 years old and...