Baykeeper Updates Related to Bay-Safe Industry

Blog Post: August 26, 2014
Pacific Rim Recycling in Benicia recently agreed to install controls to keep the recycling facility’s toxic runoff from polluting San Francisco Bay. Baykeeper brought suit under the Clean Water Act based on Pacific Rim’s reports of tests of its runoff. The testing showed that the facility was...
Featured Stories: August 8, 2014
In the 20th victory for Baykeeper’s Bay-Safe Industry Campaign, Sims Metal Management in San Jose recently agreed to keep contaminated runoff from flowing into nearby storm drains that empty into the Guadalupe River, and then into San Francisco Bay. The agreement is the result of Baykeeper’s letter...
Press Release: May 14, 2014
California Coastkeeper Alliance (CCKA), a coalition of 12 Waterkeeper organizations including San Francisco Baykeeper, has filed a lawsuit against the State Water Board for failing to adopt a statewide Industrial Stormwater Permit that protects San Francisco Bay, and waterways throughout the state...
BK In The News: May 14, 2014
A lawsuit filed today by the California Coastkeeper Alliance against the State Water Resources Control Board claims that the agency is not doing enough to protect the San Francisco Bay and other waterways across the state from industrial pollution. . .  “San Francisco Bay is plagued by pollutants...
Blog Post: April 22, 2014
Oldcastle Precast, a manufacturer of concrete products, recently agreed to install pollution controls to protect San Francisco Bay from contaminated runoff from its Pleasanton facility. The agreement came in response to Baykeeper’s Clean Water Act lawsuit and will protect the Bay from pollutants...
Blog Post: April 9, 2014
When Helen Dickson moved to the Bay Area a year ago, one of the first things she did was to contact Baykeeper and offer to be a Volunteer Pollution Investigator. Since then, she has not only tracked down potential industrial polluters, she’s also helped Baykeeper coordinate our volunteer...
Blog Post: March 12, 2014
Joining with a coalition of environmental groups, Baykeeper recently helped scuttle a proposal by developers for a new facility to export coal from the Port of Oakland. Coal breaks apart easily, forming dust that contains mercury, arsenic, uranium, and other toxic substances. Transporting millions...
Featured Stories: March 11, 2014
Marine Express, Inc., an Alameda company that repairs and services ships, agreed last week to install controls to keep toxic substances from running off its shoreline facility into San Francisco Bay. Baykeeper filed a Clean Water Act lawsuit against Marine Express after documenting pollution from...
Blog Post: December 16, 2013
Pacific Galvanizing in Oakland agreed last week to keep runoff contaminated with metals from flowing into nearby storm drains that empty into San Francisco Bay. The agreement settled Baykeeper’s Clean Water Act lawsuit against Pacific Galvanizing, and will protect the Bay from pollutants that...
Blog Post: November 18, 2013
Instead of running off into San Francisco Bay, contaminated storm water from Premier Recycle in San Jose will be pumped to storage containers and reused onsite. This new victory in Baykeeper’s Bay-Safe Industry Campaign is a result of our successful Clean Water Act lawsuit against Premier Recycle....

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