Latest Baykeeper News and Information

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...
E News: June 15, 2016
Victory to stop trash and sewage pollution in San Francisco Bay! San Jose agrees to significant measures to protect the Bay from runoff polluted with trash and sewage   I'm proud to tell you that Baykeeper just won a breakthrough victory to keep polluted runoff out of San Francisco Bay....
Press Release: June 15, 2016
Oakland and San José, Calif. - Today, San Francisco Baykeeper and the City of San José announced a legal agreement to make the Bay Area’s largest city a greener one. As part of the agreement, San José has committed to make significant future environmental investments by implementing more stormwater...
BK In The News: June 14, 2016
Settling a major lawsuit from Baykeeper, San Jose city officials on Tuesday agreed to spend more than $100 million over the next decade and beyond to reduce tons of trash that flows into creeks and San Francisco Bay, repair miles of cracked, leaking underground sewage pipes and clean storm water...
E News: June 14, 2016
*/ Welcome to San Francisco Baykeeper's June E-News.Having trouble viewing this email? Click here to see it online. Monthly Update for June 2016 Oil train derails in Oregon, highlights danger of oil transport by rail Victory for the Bay! Measure AA passes What's better for the Bay:...
Blog Post: June 9, 2016
After the owner of 39-acre Point Buckler Island, located in Suisun Bay, filled the island’s wetlands and tidal marshes without proper permits, authorities levied a fine of $4.6 million and ordered him to restore the island’s important wetland ecosystem. In recent media coverage, the landowner...
Blog Post: June 9, 2016
The City of Berkeley Transfer Station and Recycling Center recently agreed to keep contaminated rainwater from running off its site and into storm drains that empty into San Francisco Bay. Facilities like the City of Berkeley Transfer Station and Recycling Center are critical to reducing waste in...
Blog Post: June 8, 2016
In a victory for San Francisco Bay, Measure AA received 69% of the vote in the nine-county Bay Area, putting it over the 2/3 majority it needed to pass. “Baykeeper is proud to be part of this win for our region’s most precious natural resource,” said Sejal Choksi-Chugh, Baykeeper Executive Director...
Blog Post: June 8, 2016
On June 3, a Union Pacific train with 96 tank cars full of crude oil derailed in Oregon along the Columbia River Gorge. Sixteen tank cars left the rails and four ruptured, spilling oil. A crude oil fire burned for 13 hours, and the accident damaged a sewage treatment plant, which had to be closed....
Monthly Column: June 1, 2016
From the deck of Baykeeper’s 24-foot patrol boat on San Francisco Bay, we saw large black piles of petroleum coke looming along the Richmond shoreline. One pile was much higher than a low wall that barely held it back from the Bay. Coke was accumulating near the top of the wall, ready to fall into...

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