BAYKEEPER SUCCESS STORIES

Success Stories

Updates and news about our latest victories defending San Francisco Bay 

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Fighting Giants Around the Bay

The determined underdog emerges victorious after defeating a ferocious giant. It’s a mythic story that cuts across centuries and cultures. One of the most familiar versions takes place in the valley...

A Turning Point for Bay Fish

In response to our advocacy efforts to reduce pollution in Bay fish over a decade ago, a local water agency informed us that there was “no evidence of subsistence fishing in the Bay Area.” This came...

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The Secret Ingredient

The traditional holiday season of thanks is taking on new flavor as I reflect on what Baykeeper has accomplished over this past year. There’s so much to be grateful for. We made it through the worst...

Big Coal's Days in the Bay Are Numbered

The Richmond City Council just signed an agreement that will keep coal out of the city permanently—a move that Baykeeper has fought for long and hard. We worked with partners and local activists in...

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Richmond City Council, Levin Terminal Plan to Phase Out Handling Coal, ‘Petcoke’ by 2026

RICHMOND (CBS SF) — Richmond city officials on Friday announced a new plan for the city to phase out the handling of coal and “petcoke” at the Levin Richmond Marine Terminal in the next five years,...

Holding Polluters Accountable

Polluters don’t like getting caught. They get defensive—even when our field team catches them red-handed with photos and water sampling results demonstrating serious pollution violations. After we...

Do Fireworks Pollute the Bay?

Fireworks can cause significant pollution. They are often set off over water, because setting them off over land creates a risk of fire. (Some communities ban them over lakes used as drinking water...

Nothing Fluffy About Auto Fluff

What do you think would happen if you took a giant chainsaw to an SUV? If you imagined metal shards and particles of plastic and foam flying in every direction, you wouldn’t be far off! The...

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Cargill Gives Up Nonsensical Legal Challenge to Salt Ponds Ruling

Today, Redwood City Salt Plant, LLC, an affiliate of Cargill Incorporated, the largest privately held company in the United States, abandoned its latest attempt to facilitate selling off its South...

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