Latest Baykeeper News and Information

BK In The News: July 25, 2016
An employee released 952,000 gallons of partially treated sewage — enough to fill 50 backyard swimming pools — by accident into San Francisco Bay. “It’s disappointing,” said Sejal Choksi-Chugh, Baykeeper executive director. “When you have human error, it’s really unfortunate. 950,000 gallons is a...
BK In The News: July 25, 2016
An employee who turned the wrong valve at San Jose's wastewater treatment plant this week sent 952,000 gallons of partially treated sewage -- enough to fill 50 backyard swimming pools -- into San Francisco Bay. . ."It's disappointing," said Sejal Choksi-Chugh, Baykeeper executive director. "950,000...
E News: July 14, 2016
*/ Monthly Update for July 2016 Stopping fireworks pollution in San Francisco Bay Oakland bans coal exports that threaten the Bay Big victory to protect the Bay from trash and sewage pollution San Jose debris removal facility agrees to keep contaminated runoff out of the Bay Baykeeper is...
Featured Stories: July 12, 2016
Update: After the recent July 4th fireworks displays around San Francisco Bay, Baykeeper volunteers found no fireworks debris along the shoreline. This was a big change after two recent fireworks shows, held as part of the Super Bowl festivities in January and February, resulted in large amounts of...
Blog Post: July 11, 2016
Eco Box Recycling, a debris removal and recycling facility in San Jose, recently agreed to keep contaminated rainwater from running off its site and into Coyote Creek, a tributary of San Francisco Bay. Baykeeper learned about pollution from Eco Box via a tip we received to our Pollution Hotline. We...
BK In The News: July 7, 2016
Californians are saving an extraordinary amount of water, new records show, even after winter rains prompted state regulators to begin easing drought-driven restrictions on cities and towns. “We’re not out of a drought yet,” said Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director of the conservation advocacy...
Monthly Column: July 6, 2016
All around San Francisco Bay during Fourth of July celebrations, brightly colored fireworks light up the night sky. It’s a fun tradition. But how much does the rockets’ red glare pollute the Bay? Fireworks are often set off over water, because setting them off over land creates a risk of fire....
BK In The News: July 5, 2016
Officials in Oakland, California, effectively ended proposals to open a new coal export terminal by voting to ban the transport and storage of the fossil fuel within city limits. “The transport and handling of coal would not only have had serious consequences for the health of local communities,...
Blog Post: June 28, 2016
The Oakland City Council has taken its final vote to approve an ordinance that bans coal from being handled and stored in the City of Oakland, including through a new bulk shipping terminal proposing to export millions of tons of coal. Baykeeper has been strongly advocating for Oakland city leaders...
BK In The News: June 16, 2016
San Jose must reduce the pollutants discharged into surrounding waterways as part of a $100 million settlement with San Francisco Baykeeper. . . Baykeeper staff Attorney Erica Maharg said the legal agreement "sets up San Jose as a model for how municipalities control stormwater pollution while...

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