Latest Baykeeper News and Information

BK In The News: July 27, 2015
For years, sand has been one of the world’s most sought-after commodities. A decades-long construction boom in many of the world’s mega-cities has created insatiable demand. But in recent years, another industry has ignited a frenzy of new demand for the ancient commodity. Hydraulic fracking, the...
E News: July 15, 2015
*/ Welcome to San Francisco Baykeeper's July E-News.Having trouble viewing this email? Click here to see it online. Monthly Update for July 2015 A Friendly Way to Remind Neighbors to Conserve Water Baykeeper Sues to Prevent Harmful Dredging in the Bay Rally on July 21 to Keep Toxic Coal...
Blog Post: July 13, 2015
A federal judge recently dismissed a railroad industry lawsuit against new requirements that railroads be prepared to clean up oil spills from train accidents in California. The railroads were seeking to stop a California law passed last year, known as the Statewide Oil Spill Prevention and...
BK In The News: July 10, 2015
2015 KiteFoil Gold Cup Tour – Beginning July 30, the country’s largest kiting event of the year will take place on San Francisco Bay: the third stop of the event, featuring a fleet of highly competitive kitefoil racers from around the world. . . Event organizers have agreed to donate all proceeds...
Blog Post: July 8, 2015
Central Concrete Supply, a concrete manufacturing plant in San Jose, recently agreed to stop allowing contaminated rainwater to run off the facility and into storm drains that empty into San Francisco Bay or into Bay tributaries. Baykeeper brought suit under the Clean Water Act based on Central...
BK In The News: July 3, 2015
The Army Corps of Engineers' dredging of 11 navigation channels in San Francisco Bay will erode the shore and put endangered fish at risk, an environmental group claims in court.  San Francisco Baykeeper seeks writ of mandate compelling the San Francisco Region of the California Regional Water...
Blog Post: July 2, 2015
Baykeeper recently filed a lawsuit to stop methods of dredging in San Francisco Bay that contribute to shoreline erosion and harm endangered fish.  Our lawsuit challenges the Regional Water Quality Control Board’s approval of the next decade of dredging of San Francisco Bay ship channels by the U.S...
Monthly Column: July 1, 2015
                      While out on a run the other morning, I passed by a house with lawn sprinklers going full blast. Water was running down the driveway, down the street and into the gutter. I might have knocked on the door to chat about the severe drought crises facing California, but it...
BK In The News: July 1, 2015
For every California resident who has wanted to say something to a neighbor wasting water by overwatering their lawn or leaving a hose running, a Bay Area environmental group has an suggestion: leave a friendly note. San Francisco Baykeeper, an advocacy group that works to protect the water quality...
Press Release: June 30, 2015
(SAN FRANCISCO, CA) What can you do if you see a lawn sprinkler going full blast, with water running into the street? Or a garden hose gushing water with no one around?  Now, there’s a friendly way to remind neighbors about the need to conserve water during California’s fourth year of severe...

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