Latest Baykeeper News and Information

Monthly Column: December 1, 2016
Recent elections brought good news for San Francisco Bay—and some uncertainties. The good news: In November, California voters passed the statewide ban on single-use plastic grocery bags, Proposition 67. The measure succeeded despite the plastic bag industry spending more than $6 million against...
BK In The News: November 30, 2016
A boat that has made a big difference on San Francisco Bay needs a little help itself. Emily Turner reports.
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
San Mateo County is drafting a new Stormwater Resource Plan to combat water pollution and fulfill state water quality mandates... Erica Maharg, managing attorney of the nonprofit San Francisco Baykeeper, works to reduce the public health risks associated with PCBs and mercury in fish. “All across...
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...
Featured Stories: November 21, 2016
For San Francisco Bay, winter can bring a surge of pollution from sewage. Often the cause is the cooking and cleanup of rich foods, particularly holiday meals. Cooking rich foods like turkey, roasts, gravy, and desserts creates fats, oil, and grease that get washed down the drain during cleanup of...
E News: November 18, 2016
Monthly Update for November 2016 Standing with you for a healthy Bay and sustainable future Fighting refineries for stronger pollution controls Thank you, voters! California has banned the plastic bag Redwood City concrete plant to rein in contamination Volunteer with Baykeeper this season!...
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...
Blog Post: November 9, 2016
A special message from Baykeeper's Executive Director on the election: Dear friends, I’m guessing you feel as shocked and worried as I do. The election results have made this a time of uncertainty for all of us who support the environment, equality, and social justice.    But amid the concerns, I’m...
Monthly Column: November 1, 2016
More long freight trains of tank cars full of crude oil, chugging along San Francisco Bay’s shore and rumbling through our communities. That’s the oil industry’s vision for the Bay Area.   Baykeeper, along with partner environmental groups and concerned Bay Area residents, has a different vision....

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