Latest Baykeeper News and Information

BK In The News: November 26, 2014
Environmental group San Francisco Baykeeper plans to sue the City of San Jose for violating the Clean Water Act by not controlling its trash and sewage. The watchdog group points to a series of sewage spills and trash that flow into local rivers and creeks, which has led to bacteria and other...
BK In The News: November 25, 2014
November 25, 2014--A lawsuit is being planned against the city of San Jose by an environmental group which claims the city has failed to stop pollution from washing into creeks and San Francisco Bay. The city has been accused by San Francisco Baykeeper of missing several deadlines to take any...
Featured Stories: November 25, 2014
For San Francisco Bay, the holiday season can bring a not-so-happy result: a surge of pollution from sewage. The primary cause is heavy rains that fill storm drains and infiltrate leaky sewer pipes, causing spills and overflows of raw sewage. When sewer pipes are clogged by fat, oil and grease from...
BK In The News: November 25, 2014
In a move that could force the city of San Jose to spend millions modernizing its sewage system, cleaning up trash and removing homeless encampments, an environmental group announced Monday it will file a lawsuit under the Clean Water Act charging the city with failing to stop pollution from...
Press Release: November 24, 2014
San Francisco, CA (November 24, 2014) Today San Francisco Baykeeper sent the City of San Jose a notice that Baykeeper intends to sue the city for failing to keep trash, fecal bacteria, and other pollution from washing into major creeks and tributaries to San Francisco Bay. Baykeeper conducted a two...
Blog Post: November 24, 2014
Today Baykeeper sent the City of San Jose a notice that we intend to sue the city for failing to keep trash, fecal bacteria, and other pollution from washing into major creeks and tributaries to San Francisco Bay. Baykeeper conducted a two-year investigation that shows San Jose has some of the...
Blog Post: November 17, 2014
A coalition of 27 environmental, fishing, and public policy groups, including Baykeeper, have released Wetter or Not – Actions to Ease the Current Drought and Prepare for the Next, a comprehensive set of recommendations to address the impacts of a sustained drought. Organizations taking part...
E News: November 13, 2014
*/ Welcome to San Francisco Baykeeper's November E-News.   Monthly Update for November 2014 The Ghost Fleet's Almost Gone Major Industrial Shipping Facility Agrees to Protect the Bay from Toxic Runoff Baykeeper 25th Anniversary Flash from the Past: Cosco Busan Oil Spill Pelicans of...
Featured Stories: November 12, 2014
The Ghost Fleet of Suisun Bay, 57 decaying military ships that poisoned the San Francisco Bay ecosystem for 40 years, is almost gone. Baykeeper legal action led to a federal government cleanup and removal of the ships, starting in 2010. The cleanup process was expected to last until 2017, but it’s...
Featured Stories: November 12, 2014
In November 2007, the enormous Cosco Busan container ship hit the Bay Bridge, spilling 53,000 gallons of oily fuel into the Bay. The first reported estimate of the spill was only 140 gallons, and the failure to accurately evaluate and quickly communicate the scale of the oil spill allowed it to...

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