Baykeeper Updates Related to Bay-Safe Industry

BK In The News: April 18, 2018
A local environmental watchdog group says it has reached a legal settlement with operators of the Newby Island Resource Recovery Park landfill to curb toxic runoff into local waterways. Erica Maharg, managing attorney for San Francisco Baykeeper, said in an interview last month that in the four...
Blog Post: March 14, 2018
Baykeeper recently secured a new legal victory to stop the Newby Island landfill facility in Milpitas from releasing polluted runoff into tributaries of San Francisco Bay. The Newby Island Resource Recovery Park is a landfill, compost, and material recovery facility located near the Bay shoreline....
Blog Post: November 9, 2017
In the 40th victory for Baykeeper’s Bay-Safe Industry Campaign, Darling Ingredients has agreed to prevent rainwater contaminated with pollutants that harm fish and other wildlife from running off its site and into San Francisco Bay. Darling Ingredients operates a food processing by-product...
Blog Post: October 16, 2017
This coming rainy season, there will be less pollution in San Francisco Bay. Thanks to Baykeeper’s Bay-Safe Industry Campaign, 26 industrial facilities that used to contaminate San Francisco Bay in wet weather have now cleaned up their toxic runoff. Baykeeper’s science and legal team initially...
Blog Post: August 30, 2017
In the 39th victory in Baykeeper’s Bay-Safe Industry Campaign, Peninsula Sanitary Service, Inc., has agreed to stop releasing polluted runoff into creeks that flow to San Francisco Bay. Peninsula Sanitary Service has a long-term contract with Stanford University to dispose of campus waste,...
Featured Stories: July 26, 2017
On a Bay pollution patrol aboard the Baykeeper boat last summer, Baykeeper Executive Director Sejal Choksi-Chugh spotted an old shack on a pier off San Francisco’s eastern shoreline, near Potrero Hill. The shack, shown in the photo above, was crumbling into San Francisco Bay. Baykeeper investigated...
Monthly Column: May 2, 2017
Twenty-one Bay Area industrial facilities used to contaminate San Francisco Bay every time it rained. But this year, during the record rains, these sites didn’t pollute the Bay, thanks to Baykeeper and our Bay-Safe Industry Campaign. The types of industrial facilities that cleaned up their sites...
Blog Post: December 7, 2016
Baykeeper is celebrating a new victory to stop pollution in San Francisco Bay. We recently reached an agreement with a polluting industrial facility, Asphalt Shingle Recyclers, to keep contaminated rainy-season runoff from flowing off its Oakland property into Bay tributaries. Asphalt Shingle...
BK In The News: November 21, 2016
San Mateo County is drafting a new Stormwater Resource Plan to combat water pollution and fulfill state water quality mandates... Erica Maharg, managing attorney of the nonprofit San Francisco Baykeeper, works to reduce the public health risks associated with PCBs and mercury in fish. “All across...
Blog Post: October 25, 2016
Marking San Francisco Baykeeper’s 37th legal victory in our Bay-Safe Industry Campaign, the Granite Rock Company has agreed to implement pollution controls to rein in contaminated storm water draining into the Bay from its Redwood City concrete batch plant. Granite Rock specializes in construction...

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