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Oil and Coal Polluters in Cahoots

In a surprising move, the oil industry recently muscled its way into the battle over toxic coal exports around San Francisco Bay. Richmond city leaders have been considering an ordinance that...

If at First They Don’t Succeed, We Make Them Try, Try Again

Baykeeper requires polluters to stop contaminating San Francisco Bay… but what happens when they don’t? We make them keep trying. The companies install additional pollution controls, and they...

Baykeeper on Patrol: July 2019 Update

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...

Alameda tells Nautilus to cool it

When Nautilus Data Technologies proposed building a data farm on the Alameda shoreline, it at first didn't raise any red flags with the city. But the company didn’t choose the location for the...

Conservation Coalition Outlines Goals for Gov. Newsom’s "Water Portfolio" Plan

Sacramento – A coalition of 55 conservation, fishing, recreation, water policy, and environmental justice groups from throughout California, representing hundreds of thousands of Californians, sent a...

Stopping Compost Pollution in Suisun Marsh

More than 1,600 industrial facilities operate in the San Francisco Bay watershed. Many handle toxic materials like heavy metals and industrial chemicals. If they don’t take steps to contain waste and...

Trump Administration to Dredge San Francisco Bay to Make Room for More Oil

OAKLAND, Calif.— Public-interest groups filed a joint letter Monday with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers strongly warning against efforts to dredge a deeper channel through San Francisco Bay...

Baykeeper on Patrol: June 2019 Update

In June, Baykeeper conducted an aerial patrol to investigate a proposal by the federal Army Corps of Engineers to deepen a shipping channel in the San Joaquin River near Stockton. Ship traffic from...

Joining Forces to Stop Dirty Coal Exports

In 2013, the Vallejo Marine Terminal (VMT) and Orcem Cement company proposed to build a bulk shipping terminal and cement plant along the shores of Mare Island Strait, in northern San Francisco Bay...

Protecting the Bay from a Billion-Dollar Oil Spill

In 2010, a pipeline burst and spilled heavy crude oil into Michigan’s Kalamazoo River. Response agencies tried to clean up the heavy oil but gave up after five years and over a billion dollars spent...

Tell the Senate: Protect the Bay from a Disastrous Oil Spill

The threat of a destructive oil spill in the Bay is looming large. Oil companies are increasingly transporting heavy crude that’s virtually impossible to clean up once it sinks into a waterway....

New report confirms that Oakland’s sewage system stinks

Smelly sewer lines are not the only things that stink about Oakland’s sewage program. A new investigation has found that the city failed to report and respond to a number of raw sewage spills that...


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