Baykeeper Updates Related to Toxic Pollutants

BK In The News: April 20, 2017
A federal judge on Thursday rejected Oakland’s request to dismiss a lawsuit filed by prominent developer Phil Tagami over a citywide ban on transporting or shipping coal... Margaret Rossoff of the group No Coal in Oakland, said the judge appeared to be willing to let the Sierra Club and San...
BK In The News: April 20, 2017
A federal judge said Thursday that the city of Oakland faces an “uphill battle” in its quest to stop a new, multimillion-dollar shipping facility from exporting coal... Chhabria also revealed that he was leaning toward granting a motion by environmental groups the Sierra Club and San Francisco...
BK In The News: April 14, 2017
The Associated Students of the California Maritime Academy and its undersigned affiliates (ASCMA) oppose the Orcem/VMT project proposal... After carefully reviewing the DEIR, ASCMA stands behind both the Sierra Club and San Francisco Baykeeper in strongly opposing this project, given their keen and...
BK In The News: April 11, 2017
Next Thursday, April 20, U.S. District Court Judge Vince Chhabria will hear the first arguments in the historic courtroom battle between the City of Oakland and local developer Phil Tagami who wants to build a major coal export facility on the West Oakland waterfront.  The City of Oakland, Sierra...
Blog Post: January 17, 2017
Baykeeper is celebrating a new victory that will help prevent pharmaceutical contamination of San Francisco Bay. Contra Costa County recently passed an ordinance requiring drug makers to cover the cost of safe disposal of prescription medications. This law will help prevent leftover pharmaceuticals...
BK In The News: November 21, 2016
Cleanup continued Friday after firefighting foam exploded from airplane hangar at Mineta San Jose Airport...  As a concentrate, the aqueous film forming agent is a carcinogen and irritant. It's technically safe in foam form, but San Francisco Baykeeper is worried about wildlife. "It seems...
BK In The News: November 21, 2016
Fluffy white foam filled a Santa Clara street Friday when a fire-suppression system at a privately-owned hangar at San Jose International Airport malfunctioned... San Francisco Baykeeper staff scientist Ian Wren expressed some concern about the substance getting into waterways and potentially...
Blog Post: November 17, 2016
Baykeeper is urging the State Water Board and Environmental Protection Agency to limit the amount of toxic selenium allowed in San Francisco Bay. Bay Area oil refineries are the region’s largest source of selenium in the Bay, but refinery representatives have undermined efforts to institute...
BK In The News: August 9, 2016
A large swath of toxic waste located just upshore from Crockett in the East Bay is impacting the bay water and the ground water and poses a danger to people in the area. Baykeeper Staff Attorney Erica Maharg said, "It's a toxic site with heavy metals such as lead and arsenic that we know are...
Monthly Column: July 6, 2016
All around San Francisco Bay during Fourth of July celebrations, brightly colored fireworks light up the night sky. It’s a fun tradition. But how much does the rockets’ red glare pollute the Bay? Fireworks are often set off over water, because setting them off over land creates a risk of fire....

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