Latest Baykeeper News and Information

Blog Post: February 5, 2016
Mission Trail Waste Systems, Inc., a garbage and recycling facility in Santa Clara, recently agreed to keep contaminated rainwater from running off the site and into storm drains that empty into tributaries of San Francisco Bay. Baykeeper sued the company under the Clean Water Act because storm...
Blog Post: January 25, 2016
How is California faring during a major drought? What can we do locally to help turn around the acidification of the ocean? Can the many different interests in California come together to deal creatively with the state’s water woes? These were some of the questions considered at Baykeeper’s January...
Blog Post: January 25, 2016
On January 13, Baykeeper held a reception and conversation to consider one of our state’s most pressing issues: The Future of Water in California. Our speakers were Felicia Marcus, who chairs the State Water Resources Control Board, and Cat Kuhlman, who holds two state government posts, Deputy...
E News: January 22, 2016
*/ Monthly Update for January 2016 Victory! Shoreline waste facility will protect the Bay from toxic runoff Baykeeper challenges new rules on trash in the Bay Baykeeper in the news on export terminal's threat to the Bay Save the date! Baykeeper Dinner at the Dolphin Club on February 28...
Blog Post: January 20, 2016
What’s ahead for San Francisco Bay in 2016? Here are the top pollution threats Baykeeper foresees in the year to come, plus ways we’re fighting to stop these threats. Oil Spills. The large number of container ships and oil tankers on San Francisco Bay create a constant risk for oil spills....
BK In The News: January 14, 2016
A first-of-its-kind ballot measure that would use a parcel tax to pay for a suite of wetlands and habitat restoration projects on San Francisco Bay will be put before voters in all nine Bay Area counties, a government authority decided Wednesday. . . Baykeeper staff scientist Ian Wren said, “This...
BK In The News: January 12, 2016
Under threat of legal action from San Francisco Baykeeper, operators of a waste management plant in South San Francisco agreed to clean up their act and reduce potentially harmful runoff from spilling into San Francisco Bay. The South San Francisco Scavenger Company and Blue Line Transfer Station...
BK In The News: January 8, 2016
A California lawmaker is dramatically raising the stakes in water management, proposing fines that could reach thousands of dollars a day and public shaming of people who use too much. . . . Environmentalists say public shaming works. Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director of San Francisco...
BK In The News: January 6, 2016
The worst environmental nightmare on the bay in years. The economic savior of a battered town. Depending on who’s talking, those are the takes on a plan to install a massive cement mill and a shipping terminal on the southern edge of Vallejo. . . According to George Torgun, managing attorney for...
Blog Post: January 4, 2016
Baykeeper recently challenged new rules that make it harder to stop trash and other pollution from storm water runoff in San Francisco Bay. We filed an appeal with the State Water Resources Control Board seeking to overturn provisions of the rules that fail to protect the Bay’s water quality. The...

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