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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...

Common Murres On the Comeback Trail

From the August 2011 edition of Bay Crossings  Every time I write this monthly column, I find that I have to dive deep into a whole new world of chemistry, species, habitat, geology and...

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...

America's Cup Environmental Plan Released

The City of San Francisco has released a draft EIR, or Environmental Impact Report, as part of its planning for the 34th America's Cup sailing regatta, which will take place on San Francisco Bay in...

San Bruno Agrees to Reduce Sewage Spills to the Bay

The City of San Bruno has agreed to a plan to reduce its recurring sewage spills that contaminate San Francisco Bay and its tributaries. Baykeeper brought suit against San Bruno in February 2010 in...

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...

Take Action: Help Defend the Clean Water Act and Protect U.S. Waterways

The U.S. House of Representatives is considering new legislation that would drastically weaken the power of the Clean Water Act to protect waterways from pollution. Please take action to help...

Say Yes to Mineral Sunscreens, but No to Nanos

From the July 2011 edition of Bay CrossingsAmerica’s 33-year wait for the FDA to publish rules on sunscreen labeling ended in June—just in time for the apparent end of the rainy season. The new...

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...


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