Baykeeper Updates Related to Advocacy

Featured Stories: October 31, 2011
Three new State laws were passed this fall that will benefit California's waterways and wildlife, in wins for oil spill funding, sharks and toxic-free waters. AB 1112 (Jared Huffman-D, San Rafael) was sponsored by San Francisco Baykeeper to provide much-needed funding for oil spill prevention and...
Blog Post: September 14, 2011
The Clean Water Act is currently under threat from a series of appropriations riders under consideration in the U.S. Senate. Fortunately, one of the most powerful members of the Appropriations Subcommittees voting on these so-called "riders" is San Francisco Democrat Dianne Feinstein. Please...
Featured Stories: July 8, 2011
The U.S. House of Representatives is considering new legislation that would drastically weaken the power of the Clean Water Act to protect waterways from pollution. Please take action to help defeat this bill – complete this form to urge your U.S. Representative to stand up for the Clean Water...
Blog Post: February 17, 2011
Baykeeper is joining environmental and conservation groups in supporting California Assembly Bill 376, which would prohibit the possession, sale, trade and distribution of shark fins in the state. Every year, tens of millions of sharks are killed for their fins, often for use in shark fin soup....
Press Release: June 23, 2010
Mayor Gavin Newsom, Sierra Club Chairman Carl Pope, and leaders from environmental organizations today challenged Texas oil companies for bankrolling a November ballot proposition that will repeal the state’s clean energy and clean air standards. The measure, which qualified for the ballot late...
Monthly Column: December 1, 2009
At the beginning of the 2009 California Legislative Session, there were few reasons to be optimistic about the prospect of passing new laws to protect San Francisco Bay.  California’s budget shortfall had reached billions of dollars, and Governor Schwarzenegger had signaled his intent to...
Monthly Column: June 1, 2009
San Francisco Bay is at the center of the Bay Area and the extensive network of housing, transit, retail and industry that sustains the more than seven million people that live here. The Bay is a big part of what makes the Bay Area so special, but its close proximity to a major urban area...
Monthly Column: January 1, 2008
The San Francisco Bay is part of the largest estuary on the entire Pacific Coast of the Americas. One of the most biologically productive water bodies in the world, the Bay supports commercial and recreational fisheries, including Chinook salmon, Pacific herring, Bay mussel, and Dungeness...

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