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Pesticide Bill Moves Forward in Senate

Senate bill 718, which exempts pesticide applications from Clean Water Act protections, was approved by the Senate Agriculture Committee this week and now passes to consideration by the full Senate....

Advocating for Stronger Controls on the Chevron Refinery

Baykeeper is advocating for more rigorous regulation of the Chevron Richmond Refinery's wastewater and storm water pollution. Located on the Richmond shoreline, the Refinery has been in operation...

Baykeeper Questions the Bay Area Regional Desalination Project

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...

Debate Continues on Sea Level Rise Planning

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...

Steve Jobs' LID Vision for the Apple campus

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...

Federal Court Win: West Bay Liable for Sewage Spills

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...

Updated Fish Consumption Advisories for SF Bay

New guidelines were released yesterday for safely eating fish caught in San Francisco Bay. The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has released an updated health advisory and...

Federal Court Finds West Bay Sanitary District Liable for Sewage Spills

San Francisco, CA – 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 granted summary judgment to...

Controlling Groundwater Pollution at the Chevron Refinery

Last week Baykeeper advocated for strengthening regulations on groundwater pollution from the Chevron Refinery. The 2,900-acre facility, located near Richmond on the southern shore of San Pablo Bay,...

Abandoned Barge Leaking in Alviso Slough

Update: The Coast Guard has identified a risk of more fuel escaping from the barge. They plan to pump the fuel off of the barge today.An abandoned barge stranded in Alviso Slough since at least 2007...

Speak Up for Responsible Climate Change Planning on May 19

Join Baykeeper in supporting a responsible climate change adaptation policy for San Francisco Bay. This Thursday, a final workshop will be held by the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (...

Air Emissions from Lehigh Cement Amplify Mercury Contamination of San Francisco Bay

Lehigh Southwest Cement Company’s Permanente Plant has spewed toxic mercury into the air since 1939. The Plant, which is located in Cupertino, emits approximately 435 pounds of mercury from its...


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