Baykeeper Updates Related to Industrial Stormwater

BK In The News: September 19, 2017
NEW YORK — Leonardo DiCaprio announced Tuesday that his eco-focused foundation has given more than $20 million this year in fresh grants to more than 100 organizations around the world... California Waterkeepers, a group that helps protect the state's coastal waters, and Ocean 5, which establishes...
Monthly Column: January 2, 2013
For most people, a rainy forecast means carrying an umbrella. But Baykeeper is San Francisco Bay’s pollution watchdog, and for us, rain is a call to action. This year, Baykeeper staff members and our new team of volunteer pollution investigators are braving winter storms to find the Bay’s...
BK In The News: March 1, 2012
An Oakland metal plating company is in the crosshairs of a federal pollution investigation.
Blog Post: January 23, 2012
A Cupertino cement plant, the largest source of mercury pollution in the Bay Area, should face tougher requirements to reduce toxic pollution, Baykeeper recently told regulators. Baykeeper urged strengthening controls on the Lehigh Southwest Cement Company under new regulations from the Bay Area...
Monthly Column: January 1, 2012
As cold rain fell from the night sky, we slipped our kayaks into the dark waters off the East Bay shore. The Bay’s surface was calm. The only sound was raindrops splashing on our kayaks and the water around us. Lights from shore allowed us to find our way. Baykeeper staff scientist Ian Wren and I...
Blog Post: September 7, 2011
Baykeeper and Hanson Aggregates have reached a tentative settlement agreement to reduce pollution from three of the company's Bay Area facilities. Baykeeper filed suit against Hanson in April 2011 for illegal discharges of storm water and wastewater from three facilities where Hanson conducts sand...
Blog Post: June 30, 2011
Baykeeper has secured stronger regulations on the Shell Oil marine terminal used for delivering oil to and from tanker ships. The terminal, located adjacent to the Shell Oil Refinery on the south side of the Carquinez Strait in Martinez, annually hosts 400 ships and processes 48 million barrels of...
Blog Post: June 28, 2011
Baykeeper recently voiced concerns to the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board over new storm water and wastewater discharge regulations for the USS-POSCO Industries steel finishing plant in Pittsburg, California. Based on our comments, the Regional Board has elected to strengthen...
Blog Post: June 17, 2011
Baykeeper is advocating for more rigorous regulation of the Chevron Richmond Refinery's wastewater and storm water pollution. Located on the Richmond shoreline, the Refinery has been in operation since 1902 and produces approximately 244,000 barrels of oil each day. It also produces about 6.6...
Blog Post: May 24, 2011
Last week Baykeeper advocated for strengthening regulations on groundwater pollution from the Chevron Refinery. The 2,900-acre facility, located near Richmond on the southern shore of San Pablo Bay, was built in 1902 and produces a broad range of fuels, lubricants, asphalt and petrochemicals. Over...

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