Baykeeper In The News

Articles and other news featuring Baykeeper's role in protecting the Bay
San Francisco Chronicle | January 14, 2012 | Sick of Sewage
A Menlo Park sanitary district has agreed to pay $1.4 million to settle a long-running lawsuit accusing the utility of spilling tens of thousands of gallons of sewage into creeks and sloughs that drain into San Francisco Bay.
San Francisco Examiner | December 14, 2011 | America's Cup
Groups that have raised environmental concerns about the America’s Cup said Wednesday that they intend to slow down the development approval process if the Planning Commission will not do so.
The Examiner | December 2, 2011 | America's Cup
New measures for improving air quality during the America’s Cup have some skeptical conservation organizations warming up to the event.
The Bay Citizen | November 3, 2011 | America's Cup
The latest proposal to prevent the spread of invasive seaweed as San Francisco prepares to host the America's Cup would have scuba divers painstakingly remove the pest by hand from old piers before they are torn down.
The Bay Citizen | September 23, 2011 | Oil Spills
Nearly four years after the Cosco Busan, a container ship, clipped the Bay Bridge and dumped 53,000 gallons of toxic fuel into San Francisco Bay, the ship's owners and operators agreed to pay a combined $44 million to compensate for the damage the spill caused.
San Francisco Chronicle | September 20, 2011 | Oil Spills
The shipping companies responsible for the 2007 Cosco Busan oil spill, which polluted San Francisco Bay and killed thousands of birds and fish, have agreed to pay $44.4 million to restore habitat and reimburse the agencies that responded to the disaster, state and federal officials announced Monday.
Mercury News | September 2, 2011 | Oil Spills
The fight over whether to maintain California's oil-spill response and prevention program is a classic Sacramento showdown pitting Big Oil against public safety and the environment.
KGO-TV | August 12, 2011 | America's Cup
Environmentalists are concerned over the impact that the upcoming America's Cup race may have on the bay.
Way Out West News | July 25, 2011 | America's Cup
Heavy construction. Massive crowds. Congested waterways. Based on the city’s recently released draft environment impact report (EIR) for the 2013 America’s Cup, these threats, along with others, are an unavoidable addition to the international event.
Huffington Post | July 16, 2011 | America's Cup
The America's Cup is expected to create 8,000 jobs and inject more than $1.4 billion into the region's economy when the world's fastest yachts take to San Francisco Bay in 2013.  But the anticipated 5 million spectators – with 500,000 on "peak" days – will test the Bay Area's transportation network, sanitation systems and the environment...