Baykeeper Updates Related to Sick of Sewage

BK In The News: January 31, 2010
Many of the Bay Area's sewer pipes and processing plants are so outdated that spills are a given every time big storms overwhelm the draining systems. Spills happen "all over the bay," Baykeeper policy analyst Sara Aminzadeh said on the organization's boat last week.
Press Release: January 28, 2010
Today, San Francisco Baykeeper filed a complaint in federal district court to join the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) enforcement action against six East Bay cities and one sewage district for illegal sewage spills. This enforcement action is the culmination of years of Baykeeper...
BK In The News: January 22, 2010
More than 23 sewage overflows fouled the region this week, said Sara Aminzadeh of San Francisco Baykeeper, causing the closure of five beaches in San Francisco, including Baker and Ocean.
BK In The News: December 11, 2009
An environmental watchdog group has filed a lawsuit against the West Bay Sanitary District and two Peninsula cities over violations of clean water laws. San Francisco Baykeeper, in a lawsuit filed Dec. 2 in U.S. District Court, contends that thousands of gallons of sewage overspills reached...
BK In The News: December 4, 2009
Pam Welsh was a retired risk management analyst immersed in her family’s life when she learned this year that her Marin County bedroom community was considering a contract to have the world’s largest water company operate the local sewage plant.
BK In The News: December 4, 2009
San Francisco Baykeeper has added San Carlos to its list of Peninsula cities sued because of sewer overflows but the city contends its aggressive program is addressing the problem of an outdated system.
Press Release: December 2, 2009
San Francisco Baykeeper filed three new lawsuits today to prevent sewage spills to San Francisco Bay from the City of Millbrae, the City of San Carlos and the West Bay Sanitation District. Baykeeper’s lawsuits against the South Bay entities are the latest in a string of Clean Water Act enforcement...
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...
Press Release: November 25, 2009
Most people don’t realize that the preparation of rich holiday meals, and cleanup afterwards, can lead to sewage spills during the rainy season. Cooking foods like turkey and gravy creates fat, oil and grease that get washed down the drain during the cleanup of dishes, pots, pans and fryers. Over...
Monthly Column: February 1, 2009
San Francisco Baykeeper has worked for almost two decades to protect the San Francisco Bay from pollution. Over the years, we’ve achieved a number of victories that have helped improve water quality not only locally but at the state and national level as well – in fact, last month we secured...

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