Latest Baykeeper News and Information

Featured Stories: November 7, 2017
Ten years ago, on November 7, 2007, the Cosco Busan container ship ran into the Bay Bridge and spilled more than 53,000 gallons of oil into San Francisco Bay. Initially, the amount spilled was vastly underestimated, so response equipment was slow to arrive at the scene, and the oil spread. Boaters...
BK In The News: November 2, 2017
With a wet weekend on the horizon, the first since the devastating North Bay wildfires, officials at state and local agencies are worrying about what winter rains will carry into the bay. "We are really concerned about all the toxins," said Sejal Choksi-Chugh, Executive Director of San Francisco...
BK In The News: November 2, 2017
The rain expected in the Bay Area is creating worry in the North Bay, where it’s feared the upcoming showers will mix with toxic ash and chemicals and wash right into some streams... Environment non-profit San Francisco Baykeeper says any number of chemicals could be present and ultimately end up...
Monthly Column: November 1, 2017
Ten years ago, on November 7, 2007, more than 53,000 gallons of heavy oil spilled into San Francisco Bay. The disaster happened when a 900-foot container ship, the Cosco Busan, side-swiped a Bay Bridge tower, gashing open two of the ship’s fuel tanks. The damage was compounded because the ship...
BK In The News: November 1, 2017
Federal and state officials are investigating whether the city of Alameda has violated a court order to keep raw sewage from flowing into the bay... "We read it as there's a trigger for getting the lines replaced," said Baykeeper's Executive Director Sejal Choksi-Chugh. "The building permits should...
Press Release: November 1, 2017
Contact: Eric Laughlin, CDFW Communications, (916) 214-3279 SAN FRANCISCO – This month marks a decade since the container ship Cosco Busan crashed into a San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge support tower and released more than 53,000 gallons of fuel oil into San Francisco Bay, affecting people,...
Featured Stories: October 27, 2017
You can stop pollution in the Bay from microbeads—very small plastic particles found in some cosmetics and personal care products. They spread through aquatic ecosystems and hurt fish. When rinsed down the drain, microbeads are too small to be removed by sewage treatment. Instead, they are released...
BK In The News: October 26, 2017
Oakland has one of the worst rates among Bay Area cities for garbage going into the ocean.. After San Jose failed to address its trash and sewage problem, the environmental advocacy group San Francisco Baykeeper sued the city for violating the federal Clean Water Act. The city is now paying more...
Blog Post: October 23, 2017
North of San Francisco Bay, wildfires have raged across the region for more than a week. Everyone at Baykeeper sends our heartfelt sympathy to those impacted by this tragic disaster. We hope for a full and safe recovery as work continues to contain the fires and as local responders begin to assess...
E News: October 19, 2017
The Bay Area's serious storm surge problem, making industry Bay-safe, volunteer opportunities & more Monthly Update for October 2017 Fires in the North Bay Storm surges threaten Bay legacy pollution sites We're fighting for freshwater flows for the Bay & Delta Cleaning up pollution...

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