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BK In The News: September 19, 2014
Ocean Beach has a serious erosion problem. Sand, flows from the San Joaquin-Sacramento Delta and other tributaries into the San Francisco Bay. Currents carry the sediment out the Golden Gate, where it helps replenish coastal beaches to the south. But human activicty has reduced the amount of sand...
E News: September 16, 2014
*/ Monthly Update for September 2014 Pitch In at Coastal Cleanup Day this Saturday Standing Up Against Crude Oil Shipped in Tank Cars Along the Bay Shore New Bay-Safe Industry Victory to Keep Toxics Out of the Bay 25th Anniversary Flash from the Past: Dow Chemical Required to Clean Up Its...
Blog Post: September 16, 2014
Baykeeper and more than 150 of our supporters recently stood up for San Francisco Bay and against Valero Energy Corporation’s plan to enlarge the rail yard at its Benicia oil refinery. If Valero gets its way, long trains of tank cars filled with explosion-prone crude oil will run beside Suisun Bay...
Blog Post: September 15, 2014
In 2002, Baykeeper compelled Dow Chemical’s Pittsburg plant to keep dangerous toxic chemicals from contaminating Suisun Bay, an inlet of San Francisco Bay. Dow’s pollution included a long list of chemicals that cause cancer and reproductive harm, including chlorinated solvents. In addition to...
Blog Post: September 12, 2014
Valero Energy Corporation wants to enlarge the rail yard at its Benicia oil refinery to ship in more crude oil by tank car. If Valero gets its way, long trains filled with explosion-prone crude oil will run beside Suisun Bay, a San Francisco Bay inlet and important wildlife habitat area. Oil...
BK In The News: September 8, 2014
It seems that big business is influencing public agency decision-making yet again, to the detriment of the San Francisco Bay. The Redwood City Salt Ponds are part of bay waters, and heavy lobbying should not be allowed to undo years of regulations protecting the bay.
Bay Crossings Column: September 3, 2014
The proposed 35-mile tunnels to carry fresh water from the northern end of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to pumps on the southern end would harm San Francisco Bay. This $25 billion project would also devastate the Delta ecosystem and wipe out California’s salmon fishery. Two major rivers, the...
Blog Post: August 26, 2014
Pacific Rim Recycling in Benicia recently agreed to install controls to keep the recycling facility’s toxic runoff from polluting San Francisco Bay. Baykeeper brought suit under the Clean Water Act based on Pacific Rim’s reports of tests of its runoff. The testing showed that the facility was...
E News: August 12, 2014
*/ Welcome to San Francisco Baykeeper's August E-News.Having trouble viewing this email? Click here to see it online. Monthly Update for August 2014 East Bay Agencies Commit to Major Upgrades to Reduce Sewage Pollution in the Bay San Jose Metal Recycler Agrees to Protect the Bay from...
Blog Post: August 11, 2014
The 35-mile tunnels proposed to carry freshwater from the northern end of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to pumps on the southern end would harm San Francisco Bay. Baykeeper recently took action against the controversial $25-billion project by submitting comments opposing the Delta tunnels in the...

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