Latest Baykeeper News and Information

Blog Post: October 17, 2019
Baykeeper Senior Scientist Jon Rosenfield was recently joined by our partners from the Rose Foundation for Communities & the Environment for a Bay patrol on the Baykeeper boat. They got to see firsthand how grants to Baykeeper can make a big impact. The patrol investigated a number of...
E News: October 17, 2019
Protecting the Bay from Trump's EPA, moderating the Environmental Equity Summit tomorrow, welcoming our new managing attorney & more Monthly Update for October 2019 In a victory for the Bay, our oil spill bill becomes law Protecting the Bay from Trump's EPA All bark and no bite:...
Blog Post: October 14, 2019
San Francisco Bay is a major oil transportation corridor. As refineries ramp up production of heavy crude, the risk of a disastrous sinking oil spill is increasing. In a victory to offset that risk, Governor Newsom has signed into law Baykeeper's landmark heavy crude oil spill legislation, AB 936...
BK In The News: October 14, 2019
A coalition of local nonprofits has teamed up to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its head, Andrew Wheeler, over the agency's recent decision that the Redwood City Salt Ponds, owned by Cargill, Inc., are not subject to the U.S. Clean Water Act... The nonprofits filing suit are...
BK In The News: October 8, 2019
By San Francisco Baykeeper The Trump administration has reached a new low in its assault on clean water. Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency is claiming that Bay water isn’t water. The agency recently decided that the South Bay salt ponds are land and don’t need Clean Water Act protection. This...
BK In The News: October 7, 2019
California’s elected officials’ oil policy can be summed up as: leave it in the ground or under the ocean, and, if it must come into the state, don’t use pipeline or rail... with the executive director for Baykeeper noting the expansion of tanker traffic "poses an incredible new risk of oil spills...
Blog Post: October 3, 2019
Baykeeper Executive Director Sejal Choksi-Chugh recently won Bay Nature Magazine's 2020 Local Hero Award for conservation action. The Local Hero awards are given annually. They honor remarkable local leaders who have made significant contributions to the conservation and understanding of, and...
BK In The News: October 3, 2019
The Trump administration is ratcheting up its feud with California. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday sent a notice that San Francisco is violating the federal Clean Water Act. With Sejal Choksi-Chugh, Executive Director of San Francisco Baykeeper.
BK In The News: October 2, 2019
Every year, 7 trillion tiny pieces of plastic, roughly equal to 1 million pieces each for every man, woman and child in the Bay Area, flow into SF Bay... The trash rules are a good start, but allow cities to estimate how much they have reduced their trash, and need more oversight and enforcement,...
BK In The News: October 2, 2019
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency sent San Francisco a notice of violation today accusing its water utility of violating Clean Water Act standards... "We think that the letter identifies some valid concerns about sewage overflows in the city, and those sewage overflows do pose a health...

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