Baykeeper Updates Related to Toxic Pollutants

Blog Post: November 10, 2017
The devastating wildfires that swept through Napa and Sonoma last month have caused unprecedented damage to families, homes, and businesses. Unfortunately, the disaster also poses a new threat to San Francisco Bay in the form of toxic ash washing into local rivers and creeks that drain to the Bay...
BK In The News: November 2, 2017
With a wet weekend on the horizon, the first since the devastating North Bay wildfires, officials at state and local agencies are worrying about what winter rains will carry into the bay. "We are really concerned about all the toxins," said Sejal Choksi-Chugh, Executive Director of San Francisco...
BK In The News: November 2, 2017
The rain expected in the Bay Area is creating worry in the North Bay, where it’s feared the upcoming showers will mix with toxic ash and chemicals and wash right into some streams... Environment non-profit San Francisco Baykeeper says any number of chemicals could be present and ultimately end up...
Featured Stories: October 27, 2017
You can stop pollution in the Bay from microbeads—very small plastic particles found in some cosmetics and personal care products. They spread through aquatic ecosystems and hurt fish. When rinsed down the drain, microbeads are too small to be removed by sewage treatment. Instead, they are released...
Blog Post: October 23, 2017
North of San Francisco Bay, wildfires have raged across the region for more than a week. Everyone at Baykeeper sends our heartfelt sympathy to those impacted by this tragic disaster. We hope for a full and safe recovery as work continues to contain the fires and as local responders begin to assess...
Blog Post: September 5, 2017
The Shell oil refinery in Martinez discharges too much toxic selenium into San Francisco Bay, harming wildlife, Baykeeper recently told regulators. We urged the Regional Water Quality Control Board to tighten limits on the amount of selenium in treated wastewater Shell is permitted to release into...
BK In The News: June 10, 2017
On Tuesday, June 6, United States District Judge Vince Chhabria granted Sierra Club and San Francisco Baykeeper’s motion to intervene in developer Phil Tagami’s lawsuit against the City of Oakland. The lawsuit challenges the City’s  ban on coal storage and handling at a marine terminal to be...
BK In The News: June 7, 2017
A federal judge on Tuesday advanced a lawsuit challenging Oakland’s attempt to use its recent coal ban to block a new shipping facility’s plans to export the product... Chhabria’s order also allowed environmental groups the Sierra Club and San Francisco Baykeeper to intervene as defendants, but...
BK In The News: April 24, 2017
A cargo terminal developer’s lawsuit against the city of Oakland for preventing coal from being shipped through the city will go to trial in January 2018... Chhabria, who is with the US District Court, Northern District of California, also granted intervenor status to the Sierra Club and San...
BK In The News: April 20, 2017
A federal judge ruled today that a lawsuit brought by the developer of a proposed coal export terminal can proceed against the City of Oakland. The court rejected the city’s motion to have the lawsuit dismissed... ... Attorneys for the Sierra Club and San Francisco Baykeeper argued that the City of...

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