Latest Baykeeper News and Information

Blog Post: April 25, 2016
Plans to divert fresh water from the Sacramento River and send it through two tunnels to pumps on the southern end of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta could devastate the San Francisco Bay-Delta ecosystem. Baykeeper has worked to oppose the construction of Delta tunnels for many years. Now, we have...
BK In The News: April 25, 2016
San Francisco Baykeeper filed a federal suit to address violations of the federal Clean Water Act by the city of Berkeley and Community Conservation Centers, Inc. on Wednesday, alleging that the defendants are discharging polluted stormwater into the bay. According to the complaint, the polluted...
BK In The News: April 21, 2016
San Francisco Baykeeper has filed suit against the city of Berkeley in federal court, alleging discharge of polluted stormwater from the waste processing and transfer station on lower Gilman Street into San Francisco Bay, in violation of the federal Clean Water Act. "Stormwater runoff is one of the...
BK In The News: April 19, 2016
BLACKHAWK -- The homeowners association for this upscale, gated community has threatened to fine homeowners for brown or dead lawns and landscaping despite a continuing state drought emergency. . . Said Sejal Choksi-Chugh, Baykeeper executive director, "The Blackhawk HOA seems to have missed an...
E News: April 13, 2016
*/ Monthly Update for April 2016 Baykeeper refutes developer's claim that coal export won't harm the Bay Standing up against tank cars filled with crude oil near the Bay's shore Register now for the Bay Parade on May 22 Santa Clara plating company agrees to protect the Bay from toxic runoff...
Blog Post: April 12, 2016
Baykeeper is keeping up the pressure to block Valero Energy Corporation’s plan to enlarge the train yard at its Benicia refinery. In February, the Benicia Planning Commission unanimously voted against Valero’s crude oil train project. Valero appealed to the Benicia City Council, which is holding...
Blog Post: April 11, 2016
Four bills introduced in the California Legislature by State Senator Loni Hancock would reduce the threat of pollution from coal in San Francisco Bay and local communities. Baykeeper supports all four. The proposed legislation will help prevent coal from being exported from the terminal proposed at...
Blog Post: April 8, 2016
CSL, a metal plating and coating company in Santa Clara, recently agreed to keep contaminated rainwater from running off of its site and into storm drains that eventually flow to San Francisco Bay. Baykeeper sued the company under the federal Clean Water Act because its storm water runoff contained...
Blog Post: April 7, 2016
Baykeeper recommends a Yes vote on Measure AA in the California primary election on June 7. Measure AA provides funds to: Restore San Francisco Bay wetlands Reduce trash and other pollution in the Bay Protect shoreline communities from future flooding Increase trails and parks along the Bay...
Blog Post: April 4, 2016
Can 10 million tons of Utah coal per year be brought by train through the Bay Area and shipped from Oakland to Asia, without polluting neighborhoods and San Francisco Bay? The developers of a bulk shipping terminal in Oakland claim it can be done, in an opinion piece on the pages of the April issue...

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