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Strengthening County Pesticide Plans

Baykeeper recently advocated for stronger Pesticide Action Plans in Contra Costa and Alameda Counties. Entities that use pesticides in and around waterways to control disease-carrying insects are...

Voicing Concern over America's Cup

Baykeeper is helping lead the Environmental Council, a coalition of more than thirty organizations, to ensure that the America's Cup leaves a positive environmental legacy for the Bay and our...

Federal Legislation Threatens Clean Water Act

While the nation’s attention was rapt by the debt ceiling showdown, the Congress was busy behind the scenes using the Appropriations process out of public view to eviscerate the Clean Water Act. In...

Thirty Groups Tell City America's Cup Plans Inadequate

San Francisco – Environmentalists and neighborhood groups plan to urge San Francisco Planning Commissioners at a public hearing on Thursday, August 11, to make improvements in the draft Environmental...

Opposing a New Rule that Weakens Pesticide Oversight

Baykeeper is currently opposing a new proposal by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) that would severely limit environmental oversight of pesticide applications throughout the...

Environmental, Neighborhood Groups Welcome Release Of America’s Cup Environmental Review

San Francisco – More than 30 environmental groups greeted today’s release of the America’s Cup Draft Environmental Impact Report with guarded optimism. The groups said they had worked with the City...

Debate Heats Up on Senate Pesticide Bill

The U.S. Senate is now considering a bill that would exempt pesticide protections from the Clean Water Act. The bill passed the Agricultural Committee two weeks ago, but several Democratic Senators...

Baykeeper Secures Stronger Protections on Shell Oil Site

Baykeeper has secured stronger regulations on the Shell Oil marine terminal used for delivering oil to and from tanker ships. The terminal, located adjacent to the Shell Oil Refinery on the south...

Advocating for Greater Protections at the Shell Oil Terminal in Martinez

Last week, the California State Lands Commission (CSLC) unanimously voted to renew the lease for Shell Oil's oil-receiving and exporting marine terminal, allowing the company to continue its...

Controlling Pollution from a Pittsburg Steel Plant

Baykeeper recently voiced concerns to the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board over new storm water and wastewater discharge regulations for the USS-POSCO Industries steel finishing...

New Efforts to Reduce Methylmercury in the Delta

The State Water Resources Control Board has approved new management measures aimed at reducing methylmercury pollution in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Estuary and the Yolo Bypass, with the...

Protecting the Bay from Landfill Development in San José

The San José City Council recently declared that a full environmental impact report (EIR) is not required for a new energy production facility to be built on top of a closed landfill on the shore of...


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