Baykeeper Updates Related to Toxic Pollutants

BK In The News: December 13, 2018
Pharmaceuticals are pouring into the Bay, even if we never flush pills. Compounds in painkillers and other common oral drugs are still excreted from our bodies, routed through wastewater treatment plants that can’t remove them completely, then discharged to the Bay where they may harm marine life...
BK In The News: December 11, 2018
The Trump administration laid out plans Tuesday to roll back Obama-era rules protecting isolated streams and wetlands from industrial pollution... “This rolls back significantly regulations protecting wetlands, intermittent streams and headwaters, where streams start,” said Erica Maharg, the...
BK In The News: December 3, 2018
For decades, residents of the Bay Area who live near industrial areas and transportation corridors have battled particulate matter, the microscopic grains of dust and soot that can lodge deep in the body and trigger asthma and other ailments... In 2014 the environmental advocacy nonprofit San...
BK In The News: November 20, 2018
Word of rain returning to the Bay Area brings much-needed relief from the smoke that has lingered now for a couple of weeks...  "The drinking water systems do filter out these types of pollutants and toxins," San Francisco Baykeeper Executive Director Sejal Choksi-Chugh said.  The San Francisco...
Blog Post: October 17, 2018
People who eat fish caught in San Francisco Bay are exposed to toxic substances because polluters regularly contaminate the Bay with dangerous substances like mercury, dioxins, and PCBs.  The Bay Area is home to native tribes whose members follow traditional fishing practices and people who...
BK In The News: September 26, 2018
Angling from boats or Bay shorelines remains a popular pastime, and even a source of subsistence...  Still, says Ian Wren, a staff scientist with the nonprofit San Francisco Baykeeper, cities bordering the Bay should make better use of swales, infiltration basins, and other landscape features to...
BK In The News: September 12, 2018
Anti-coal activists protested outside a "responsible investment" panel discussion in San Francisco today... Oakland is currently appealing the decision and briefs in the case are due at the end of October, according to Erica Maharg, an attorney with San Francisco Baykeeper who is working on the...
Featured Stories: July 11, 2018
Baykeeper recently hosted two National Geographic researchers aboard the Baykeeper boat for two days of collecting samples of plastic pollution in San Francisco Bay. The data from the samples will be compiled for National Geographic’s multi-year Planet or Plastic? initiative. U.C. Santa Cruz ocean...
Featured Stories: July 3, 2018
Fireworks can cause significant pollution. They are often set off over water, because setting them off over land creates a risk of fire. (Some communities ban them over lakes used as drinking water sources because of pollution concerns.) After two Super Bowl fireworks shows over San Francisco Bay...
Blog Post: June 19, 2018
Baykeeper is heading back to court to prevent coal pollution in San Francisco Bay. We're filing a court appeal in support of Oakland's ban on coal storage and handling. A US District court judge recently upheld a plan to export coal through a new terminal on the Oakland shoreline. Our appeal of...

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