Latest Baykeeper News and Information

BK In The News: March 27, 2015
Nonprofits are using California's new stormwater requirements to sue plastic manufacturers for polluting waterways — and they’re winning. . . “With plastic facilities, controlling pollution should be pretty simple,” says George Torgun, lead attorney for San Francisco-based Baykeeper, a nonprofit...
BK In The News: March 25, 2015
International Bird Rescue in Fairfield says the State of California will not reimburse them for the money they spent cleaning up hundreds of birds injured during the recent “mystery goo” spill in the Bay. . . . On Monday, State Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, announced legislation sponsosred by...
BK In The News: March 24, 2015
When 500 seabirds covered in a mystery goo turned up along the bay shoreline in January, there was no state coordinated response, leaving nonprofit groups to scramble to save what birds they could -- and foot the bill to rescue and care for the animals. California has a sophisticated plan to...
Blog Post: March 23, 2015
Baykeeper is sponsoring state legislation that would protect wildlife and San Francisco Bay waters if a toxic non-petroleum substance is spilled or dumped into the Bay. Senate Bill 718, introduced by Senators Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, and Loni Hancock, D-Berkeley, was inspired by the January...
Press Release: March 23, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO – Senator Mark Leno is teaming up with environmental protection advocates today to announce legislation that would protect wildlife in the event of a marine spill involving a non-petroleum based substance. The legislation was inspired by the recent discovery of a mysterious sticky...
BK In The News: March 23, 2015
Two California senators, angered by the tepid reaction to a mystery goo that has killed hundreds of birds on San Francisco Bay, are introducing legislation Monday to close a loophole that effectively froze state funding and prevented a unified multiagency response to the crisis. . . “When a spill...
BK In The News: March 20, 2015
What does the Syar expansion mean for Napa County residents? Let’s be real and look at the facts: . . . Water pollution has been an ongoing problem throughout Napa River’s history. . . Baykeeper sent a notice of intent to sue Syar for repeatedly and continuously violating the Industrial Stormwater...
E News: March 19, 2015
*/ Welcome to San Francisco Baykeeper's March E-News. Monthly Update for March 2015 Join Baykeeper at a Crucial Hearing Tomorrow to Stop Excessive Bay Sand Mining Baykeeper Sponsors State Bill to Provide Cleanup of Toxic Spills in the Bay Thanks to the Cleanup Volunteers at the San Rafael...
BK In The News: March 19, 2015
After the driest January on record and dire predictions of the worst and most persistent drought in 1,000 years, California is once again cracking down on water wasters .  .  . “The more important focus needs to be on big water users rather than individual households that don’t have low-flow...
BK In The News: March 18, 2015
California officials approved a package of far-reaching water restrictions Tuesday, limiting homes and businesses in much of the Bay Area and elsewhere to just two days of outdoor watering per week while cracking down on the way restaurants and hotels use water. . . Some water experts were quick to...

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