Latest Baykeeper News and Information

Press Release: December 19, 2014
Media Advisory SAN FRANCISCO – Some of the year’s highest tides will occur December 21-23. These high tides, called King Tides, give a preview of flooding the Bay Area can expect as global climate change causes sea levels to rise. Baykeeper will be on the San Francisco shoreline to discuss the...
E News: December 11, 2014
*/ Welcome to San Francisco Baykeeper's December E-News.   Monthly Update for December 2014 Baykeeper Lawsuit Aims to Stop San Jose's Runoff Pollution of the Bay Baykeeper Fights to Keep Railroads from Shirking Responsibility for Oil Spills Syar Napa Quarry Agrees to Protect the Bay...
Blog Post: December 10, 2014
In the 23rd victory for Baykeeper’s Bay-Safe Industry Campaign, Syar Industries Napa Quarry recently agreed to keep contaminated storm water from running off its facility into Arroyo Creek, which flows to the Napa River, and then to San Francisco Bay. The agreement came in response to Baykeeper’s...
Press Release: December 8, 2014
San Francisco — Today, San Francisco Baykeeper and a coalition of concerned citizen groups, sportfishermen, and environmental organizations joined with the State of California in a lawsuit to defend the state’s oil spill response planning and financial responsibility requirements against a...
Bay Crossings Column: December 1, 2014
For 40 years, the 57 decaying ships of the Ghost Fleet haunted the San Francisco Bay ecosystem. But before 2015 ends, all the ships will be gone. The Ghost Fleet was a collection of long-defunct military ships from World War II and the Korean War. They were originally stored in Suisun Bay, a large...
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, the holiday season can bring a not-so-happy result: 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...
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...

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