Latest Baykeeper News and Information

BK In The News: July 28, 2017
VALLEJO (KPIX 5) — The Phillips 66 Refinery in Rodeo wants to double the number of tankers that deliver crude to be refined, but concerns about the environment have prompted opposition from residents in the city of Vallejo.... Erica Maharg, managing attorney for the environmental protection group...
BK In The News: July 27, 2017
Phillips 66 wants to more than double the number of oil tankers that travel through San Francisco Bay to unload crude at its refinery in Rodeo... It “poses an incredible new risk of oil spills to San Francisco Bay,” Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director for Baykeeper, said in an interview. “We’re...
Featured Stories: July 26, 2017
On a Bay pollution patrol aboard the Baykeeper boat last summer, Baykeeper Executive Director Sejal Choksi-Chugh spotted an old shack on a pier off San Francisco’s eastern shoreline, near Potrero Hill. The shack, shown in the photo above, was crumbling into San Francisco Bay. Baykeeper investigated...
E News: July 20, 2017
More oil tankers on the Bay, vineyard pollution, the successful Bay Parade, and more   Monthly...
BK In The News: July 18, 2017
The federal government has approved new rules on mercury in California waterways... San Francisco Baykeeper's Erica Maharg says with the new federally approved water quality criteria, regional water boards throughout the state will have to identify which waterways people are using to catch fish. "...
Blog Post: July 18, 2017
On Sunday, July 9, Baykeeper hosted our biggest and most energetic Bay Parade yet! More than 200 swimmers, paddlers, boaters, and volunteers–many with noisemakers and elaborate costumes–celebrated a healthy San Francisco Bay in this annual on-the-water event. We are so grateful to our sponsors,...
Blog Post: July 18, 2017
Recently, Baykeeper successfully advocated for local regulators to strengthen pollution controls at dry dock shipyards in San Francisco Bay. Dry docks are large three-walled structures where big ships pull in and are lifted entirely out of water for maintenance, such as removing old hull paint and...
Blog Post: July 18, 2017
Phillips 66 wants to increase the number of tanker ships bringing crude oil, including heavy tar sands oil, to its refinery in Rodeo—from 59 to 135 tankers per year. The refinery is located on the San Francisco Bay shoreline, and more tanker ships will mean a bigger risk of oil spills in the Bay....
Blog Post: July 17, 2017
Baykeeper recently won new protections for the Napa River and Sonoma Creek—both tributaries of San Francisco Bay—from pesticide pollution. Grape growing for wine production tends to rely heavily on pesticides, fertilizers, and other potentially harmful substances. Contaminated soil and water...
Monthly Column: July 6, 2017
For more than three months, hundreds of dead leopard sharks have been washing up on San Francisco Bay’s shoreline. Shark experts investigating the mysterious deaths have made progress, but they haven’t yet determined the exact cause. If you see a shark stranded on the shoreline, don’t try to push...

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