Baykeeper Updates Related to Urban Storm Water

Blog Post: November 6, 2015
To: Terry Young, Ph.D., Chair, and Members San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board   I strongly support the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board’s work to update the rules for protecting San Francisco Bay from trash pollution. These rules are contained in the...
BK In The News: October 6, 2015
Nearly a year after San Jose shut down the Bay Area’s biggest homeless encampment, hundreds still live along city creeks. . . The environmental group Baykeeper announced a lawsuit against the city in 2014, over the hazards that large “rafts” of trash and fecal bacteria posed to public health and...
Monthly Column: February 20, 2015
Major storms that have arrived in the Bay Area during the drought carried a huge load of trash into San Francisco Bay. The trash is a visible sign of lots of additional pollution. When rain falls on roads, parking lots, roofs and other impermeable surfaces, it picks up pollutants that include trash...
BK In The News: November 26, 2014
Environmental group San Francisco Baykeeper plans to sue the City of San Jose for violating the Clean Water Act by not controlling its trash and sewage. The watchdog group points to a series of sewage spills and trash that flow into local rivers and creeks, which has led to bacteria and other...
BK In The News: November 25, 2014
November 25, 2014--A lawsuit is being planned against the city of San Jose by an environmental group which claims the city has failed to stop pollution from washing into creeks and San Francisco Bay. The city has been accused by San Francisco Baykeeper of missing several deadlines to take any...
Featured Stories: November 25, 2014
For San Francisco Bay, winter can bring a surge of pollution from sewage. The primary cause is heavy rains that fill storm drains and infiltrate leaky sewer pipes, causing spills and overflows of raw sewage. When sewer pipes are clogged by fat, oil and grease from local households, this causes...
BK In The News: November 25, 2014
In a move that could force the city of San Jose to spend millions modernizing its sewage system, cleaning up trash and removing homeless encampments, an environmental group announced Monday it will file a lawsuit under the Clean Water Act charging the city with failing to stop pollution from...
Press Release: November 24, 2014
San Francisco, CA (November 24, 2014) Today San Francisco Baykeeper sent the City of San Jose a notice that Baykeeper intends to sue the city for failing to keep trash, fecal bacteria, and other pollution from washing into major creeks and tributaries to San Francisco Bay. Baykeeper conducted a two...
Blog Post: November 24, 2014
Today Baykeeper sent the City of San Jose a notice that we intend to sue the city for failing to keep trash, fecal bacteria, and other pollution from washing into major creeks and tributaries to San Francisco Bay. Baykeeper conducted a two-year investigation that shows San Jose has some of the...
BK In The News: March 20, 2014
SAN JOSE -- In a move that could cost San Jose thousands of dollars in fines and lead to punitive cleanup orders, state wildlife officials have filed an environmental complaint against the city, claiming it's violating pollution laws for failing to adequately clean up homeless encampments along...

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