Latest Baykeeper News and Information

Monthly Column: December 1, 2009
At the beginning of the 2009 California Legislative Session, there were few reasons to be optimistic about the prospect of passing new laws to protect San Francisco Bay.  California’s budget shortfall had reached billions of dollars, and Governor Schwarzenegger had signaled his intent to...
Blog Post: December 1, 2009
In October 2009 the San Francisco Regional Water Quality Control Board adopted the final Municipal Regional Stormwater Permit, pursuant to the Clean Water Act. Also known as an MS4 permit, this document describes the requirements cities are required to follow in regards to stormwater and...
Press Release: November 30, 2009
Conservation groups have appealed a decision to keep long-term water delivery contracts in California’s Central Valley that would result in years of damage to devastated salmon and other native fisheries, and fail to protect and restoreCalifornia’s largest estuary, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta...
Press Release: November 25, 2009
Most people don’t realize that the preparation of rich holiday meals, and cleanup afterwards, can lead to sewage spills during the rainy season. Cooking foods like turkey and gravy creates fat, oil and grease that get washed down the drain during the cleanup of dishes, pots, pans and fryers. Over...
E News: November 20, 2009
The Continuing Investigation into the Dubai Star Oil Spill The Ghost Fleet: Staying or Going? Challenging the New Flawed Storm Water Regulations Upcoming Art Shows Benefit Baykeeper – Join Us! Our Continuing Investigation into the Dubai...
E News: November 4, 2009
Baykeeper Patrols the Bay, Continues Investigation into Response Efforts First, the good news: San Francisco Baykeeper’s Tuesday boat patrol of the Central Bay revealed no oil slick remaining on the Bay and no oil on the shorelines of Treasure Island or Angel Island. At the Emeryville mudflats...
E News: November 2, 2009
Update on the Dubai Star Oil Spill At least six miles of East Bay shoreline have been impacted by oil from the Dubai Star fueling accident that released bunker fuel into the Bay early Friday morning. The oil spill has contaminated shorelines on Bay Farm Island and Alameda Island, including Robert...
Monthly Column: November 1, 2009
On a sunny Saturday morning in September, thousands of Bay Area residents marked the 25th Anniversary of Coastal Cleanup Day by picking up trash from Bay shorelines, beaches and parks. While these dedicated volunteers spent the morning protecting our local waters with trash bags and gloves...
E News: October 31, 2009
Oil Spill Hits the Bay Almost exactly two years after the tragic Cosco Busan oil spill, another bunker fuel spill has contaminated San Francisco Bay. Baykeeper has been in close contact with the Coast Guard, the State oil spill agency and local government responders, tracking the response efforts...
E News: October 13, 2009
Governor Signs Baykeeper's Bill to Keep Abandoned Boats Out of Our Waterways On Monday, Governor Schwarzenegger signed into law a bill sponsored by San Francisco Baykeeper that will help protect San Francisco Bay – and all of California's waterways – from pollution caused by abandoned boats. We...

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