Latest Baykeeper News and Information

BK In The News: September 3, 2015
Oakland should reject a proposed waterfront coal export terminal because of the environmental and health impacts of shipping and burning coal. And the city has the legal authority to ban coal exports, according to Earthjustice, the Sierra Club, San Francisco Baykeeper, West Oakland Environmental...
Monthly Column: September 1, 2015
What would the San Francisco Bay be like if toxic coal dust blew into its waters every day? Would fish grow abnormally? Would shellfish be laced with arsenic? Would toxic pollutants in fish harm people who rely on the Bay as a food source?  We could soon find out, if the export of coal from a...
Blog Post: August 31, 2015
On Tuesday, August 25, Baykeeper presented arguments in the California Court of Appeal in our case to stop excessive sand mining in San Francisco Bay, and a ruling will be issued within 90 days. For years, private companies have been permitted to mine too much sand from the Bay, contributing to...
Press Release: August 24, 2015
Protecting our rights to sand at Ocean Beach and in the Bay.  San Francisco Baykeeper will present arguments in the California Court of Appeal in our case to stop excessive sand mining in San Francisco Bay. We will be urging the court to require more sustainable sand mining limits that protect...
BK In The News: August 20, 2015
Time is running out for Caltrans in its marathon pursuit of permits needed to implode the largest underwater pier of the old eastern span of the Bay Bridge before the costs rise. . . Baykeeper staff scientist Ian Wren said he still has "a lot of concern about debris and dust dispersed through the...
BK In The News: August 20, 2015
San Francisco Baykeeper will present arguments in an appeals court next week in what may be the group’s final legal effort to stop excessive sand mining in San Francisco Bay. Baykeeper sued the California State Lands Commission after the commission approved leases for private companies to mine sand...
BK In The News: August 20, 2015
Caltrans is seeking permits to demolish the largest pier of the old eastern span of the Bay Bridge with explosives, a procedure that could be dangerous to native marine mammals, . . Baykeeper staff scientist Ian Wren is concerned that the implosion could throw concrete debris into the surrounding...
E News: August 11, 2015
*/ Welcome to San Francisco Baykeeper's August E-News.Having trouble viewing this email? Click here to see it online. Monthly Update for August 2015 Great Job Conserving Water, Bay Area Only Two Ghost Fleet Ships Left Railroads Can't Shirk Responsibility for California Oil Spills from...
Blog Post: August 7, 2015
Only two ships are left from the Ghost Fleet of Suisun Bay—the decaying military ships that poisoned the San Francisco Bay ecosystem for 40 years. Baykeeper legal action led to a federal government cleanup and removal of the 57 ships, starting in 2010. The cleanup process was expected to last until...
Monthly Column: August 3, 2015
What if the Bay Area had no beaches where our kids could play, no wetlands protecting our shorelines and no more smelt swimming in our waters?  Every year, millions of cubic feet of sand and mud—enough to fill the Transamerica Building ten times—are dredged up from the floor of San Francisco Bay....

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