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BK In The News: January 9, 2013
After the cargo ship Cosco Busan sailed through heavy fog and hit a tower of the Bay Bridge five years ago, spilling 53,000 gallons of bunker fuel, the Coast Guard and shipping officials wrote new rules to limit large ships from sailing in risky areas of San Francisco Bay when visibility is less...
Blog Post: January 8, 2013
When an oil tanker hit the Bay Bridge Monday morning, no oil got into the Bay, according to the Coast Guard and other agencies investigating the collision. I immediately went to the scene in the Baykeeper boat to observe the situation, along with Baykeeper Program Director Jason Flanders, who took...
BK In The News: January 8, 2013
A nonprofit environmental group is seeking to close a loophole in best maritime practices, a day after an oil tanker nicked the base of the Bay Bridge. Deb Self, executive director of San Francisco Baykeeper, noted that the Bay Bridge is not on a list of nine "critical maneuvering areas," where...
BK In The News: January 8, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO -- A 752-foot oil tanker sailing in the fog collided with a tower of the Bay Bridge on Monday morning, spilling no oil but raising alarming new questions about oil tanker safety in San Francisco Bay. The ship, the Overseas Reymar, based in the Marshall Islands, had unloaded its oil at...
BK In The News: January 8, 2013
Emergency crews scrambled into action Monday when a tanker ship struck a Bay Bridge tower, but visions of catastrophe turned to relief after the damage was quickly assessed and news spread that a disaster had been averted. It was the kind of response that local, state and federal officials wished...
Monthly Column: January 2, 2013
For most people, a rainy forecast means carrying an umbrella. But Baykeeper is San Francisco Bay’s pollution watchdog, and for us, rain is a call to action. This year, Baykeeper staff members and our new team of volunteer pollution investigators are braving winter storms to find the Bay’s...
BK In The News: December 17, 2012
Dredge mining of shoals near Angel and Alcatraz islands and throughout Suisun Bay is robbing the bay of sand that keeps San Francisco's Ocean Beach from eroding, according to new research by the U.S. Geological Survey. Partly as a result of sand mining, the 10-mile stretch between southern Ocean...
E News: December 10, 2012
*/ Monthly Update for December 2012 Pollution Investigators Brave Stormy Weather Baykeeper Sues Over Excessive Sand Mining in the Bay Baykeeper Urges Clampdown on Polluting Auto Shredder Charity Navigator Awards Baykeeper Our 2nd Four-Star Rating Volunteer in the Baykeeper Office This Week...
Blog Post: December 10, 2012
For most people, a rainy forecast means carrying an umbrella—but for our new team of pollution investigators, it’s a call to action. Baykeeper staff members and Volunteer Pollution Investigators are braving rainy weather to find San Francisco Bay’s industrial polluters. When big rainstorms hit in...
Blog Post: December 7, 2012
Baykeeper is working to stop Schnitzer Steel, a metal and vehicle recycler on the Oakland Estuary, from allowing airborne dust containing toxic waste to blow into San Francisco Bay. Schnitzer Steel Oakland processes, shreds, and ships out tens of thousands of tons of scrap metal from automobiles...

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