Latest Baykeeper News and Information

E News: September 12, 2019
Protecting endangered fish from dangerous dredging practices, fighting trash pollution at Coastal Cleanup Day, celebrating Eat Real fest for a healthy Bay, and more Monthly Update for September 2019 Our new oil spill legislation passes CA Senate Protecting Bay fish from dangerous dredging A...
BK In The News: September 12, 2019
On September 12, the California legislature passed AB 936, the state’s landmark legislation defining nonfloating oil and establishing specific procedures to ensure best possible preparedness in the event of a spill... As a co-sponsor of AB 936 together with the San Francisco Baykeeper, NRDC is...
Monthly Column: September 5, 2019
Once-through cooling. For decades, power plants along the San Francisco, Pittsburg, and Antioch shorelines used this technology.  Powerful pumps sucked Bay water into local power plants, pulling in larvae and small fish that died by the force. Intake screens trapped larger fish in the water rushing...
BK In The News: September 3, 2019
For perhaps the first time in 80 years the California State Lands Commission, faced a decision this summer between competing ideas for the same parcel... The application has been championed by Committee for Green Foothills and endorsed by a variety of Bay Area nonprofit groups: Housing For All,...
BK In The News: August 28, 2019
A major oil spill in one of the nation’s most economically important waterways could become more likely unless a plan to dredge two San Francisco Bay channels less frequently is reconsidered... "That kind of catastrophe can obviously have very intense environmental impacts," attorney Erica Maharg...
Blog Post: August 26, 2019
Can heavy industry coexist with a healthy San Francisco Bay? Yes, but only if companies use exceptional pollution controls. When Baykeeper first investigated U.S. Pipe and Foundry, a steel pipe manufacturer in Union City, we found that polluted water was running off its 70-acre facility with few...
BK In The News: August 19, 2019
If you have attended 10Fold’s Media Shark Tank, you already know that it features some of the nation’s top business media, who serve as judges evaluating the pitches of tech CEOs in a live setting... Well, the CEOs pitching are required to make a donation to benefit Baykeeper, a non-profit that...
E News: August 15, 2019
Welcoming Baykeeper's new Field Investigator, fighting plastic pollution, wrapping up our 6th annual Bay Parade, and more Monthly Update for August 2019 Oil and coal polluters in cahoots If at first polluters don't clean up, we make them try, try again More plastic than fish? Waterkeeper...
Blog Post: August 15, 2019
By 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in the world's waters… unless we act now to change how people use and dispose of plastic products. San Francisco Bay is already suffering from an onslaught of plastic pollution. Baykeeper has documented large volumes of plastic trash, as well as micro...
Blog Post: August 15, 2019
While patrolling the Bay on the Baykeeper boat over the last few years, we've noticed that a construction facility in Richmond has been slowly growing its operation and creeping into the Bay. More and more barges are starting to crowd the dock, and heavy industrial equipment keeps piling up along...

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