Latest Baykeeper News and Information

Press Release: July 23, 2008
Dealing a setback to the shipping industry, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of environmental organizations seeking to force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate ship discharges under the Clean Water Act. The decision follows a 2005 lower court ruling that EPA...
Monthly Column: July 1, 2008
Welcome to summer in the Bay Area: the fog is rolling, the Bay is crowded with windsurfers, swimmers and sailors, visitors fill tour boats and residents are flocking to shoreline parks and beaches for picnics and playtime. Summertime gives us all a chance enjoy recreation on or near the Bay...
E News: June 18, 2008
The Continued Threat of Oil in the Bay Yesterday morning, Baykeeper began receiving reports of an oil slick off the southwest coast of Alameda. We immediately notified the Department of Fish and Game. Tar balls were then spotted on Alameda's Crown Memorial State Beach -- near sensitive salt marsh...
E News: June 10, 2008
Key Progress and Exciting Events Baykeeper’s June e-newsletter brings you the latest on our work to protect the Bay from pollution as well as upcoming Baykeeper events. Baykeeper Announces Lawsuits Against Sewage Baykeeper is taking the next step in our Sick of Sewage campaign to make sure Bay...
Press Release: June 5, 2008
San Francisco Baykeeper just announced its intent to enforce the Clean Water Act against the Town of Hillsborough and the Burlingame Hills area of San Mateo County for sewage spills. A recently completed investigation of the Hillsborough and Burlingame Hills sewer systems revealed that these poorly...
Monthly Column: June 3, 2008
Many people were surprised by recent headlines about the collapse of the Chinook salmon fishery in California.  The Bay has been an essential throughway for one of California’s last remaining salmon populations, which is the anchor for the state’s still-substantial commercial fishing...
Press Release: May 16, 2008
The California Coastkeeper Alliance (CCKA), a coalition of 12 Waterkeeper groups spanning the coast from the Oregon border to San Diego, and San Francisco Baykeeper today called on the U.S. Coast Guard and the State of California’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response to work with the public and...
E News: May 14, 2008
New Spills Hit the Bay Early this morning, a tug boat in the Carquinez Strait hit a gasoline pipeline near the Tesoro refinery in Martinez, spilling gasoline into the Bay. Not long after, a sewage overflow from a treatment plan in Marin sent 64,000 gallons of partially treated wastewater into...
Monthly Column: May 1, 2008
I have a fairly standard morning routine: I shower, wash my hair and apply moisturizer, then have breakfast. It’s an average morning that I am sure is similar to many people’s – but I’m guessing that few of us consider our morning routines to have a direct impact on local water quality....
Press Release: April 16, 2008
A federal judge has invalidated a water plan that would have allowed more pumping from the San Francisco Bay Delta at the expense of five species of protected salmon and steelhead trout. Fishing and conservation groups and a California tribe called the ruling a victory for the millions of...

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