Latest Baykeeper News and Information

Blog Post: May 21, 2015
The city council of Richmond this week passed a resolution opposing the transport of coal and petroleum coke (a toxic byproduct of oil refining) in open rail cars through the city. Shipping coal and pet coke in open cars can spread highly toxic dust into surrounding areas, contaminating...
BK In The News: May 21, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – As the cleanup of a massive oil spill near Santa Barbara continues, crews are making use of some lessons learned after a big spill in San Francisco Bay several years ago. According to Sejal Choksi-Chugh of Baykeeper, “The spill in Santa Barbara is definitely a wakeup call...
Blog Post: May 20, 2015
The May 19 spill of 21,000 gallons of oil into the Santa Barbara Channel shows how vulnerable California waters are, and how much San Francisco Bay needs strong protection from oil spills. Our sister organization, Santa Barbara Channelkeeper, is out on the water investigating the extent and impacts...
Blog Post: May 14, 2015
San Francisco Baykeeper is pleased to announce that our new Executive Director is Sejal Choksi-Chugh. Sejal has been an organizational leader on staff for 13 years, most recently serving as Program Director, and for the last several months, also as Interim Executive Director. “I’m thrilled to take...
E News: May 8, 2015
*/ Welcome to San Francisco Baykeeper's May E-News. Monthly Update for May 2015 Excitement Builds for the Bay Parade on May 31—Join In! Concord Auto Dismantler Agrees to Protect the Bay from Toxic Runoff Shipping of Tar Sands Crude into the Bay Area Increases the Threat of Spills in the...
Monthly Column: May 1, 2015
Attention all swimmers, kayakers, rowers, stand-up paddlers, surfers, boaters, sailors and Bay enthusiasts—come join San Francisco Baykeeper’s second annual Bay Parade. It’s going to be a spectacular celebration on the Bay, for the Bay! On Sunday, May 31, starting at 11 a.m., you’re invited to...
Featured Stories: May 1, 2015
Last year, Baykeeper celebrated 25 years of effective action to protect San Francisco Bay from pollution. As we launch our 26th year, we’re moving toward our vision of a Bay where recreation is safe, the ecosystem is healthy, and wildlife thrives. Over the coming quarter-century, Baykeeper will...
Blog Post: April 28, 2015
Local oil refineries plan to bring more crude oil from the Canadian tar sands into the Bay Area by ship, raising the risk of spills of this heavy, dirty oil into San Francisco Bay. “This is heavy oil. It sinks. If it’s spilled from a ship, it’s going to instantaneously cover the bottom of the Bay...
BK In The News: April 28, 2015
A new kind of cargo is heading into the Bay Area by ship, called tar sands crude, the dirtiest crude on the planet. "This is a product that sinks. Its very heavy,” said Sejal Choksi-Chugh, Baykeeper Interim Executive Director. “If it spills, it’s going to instantaneously cover the bottom of the Bay...
Featured Stories: April 23, 2015
What happens when we use consumer products that can harm water quality and wildlife? Some of them end up in the Bay. Wastewater that goes down your toilet, sink, and shower drain is sent to a wastewater treatment plant that removes many toxic pollutants. But some contaminants are not removed, and...

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