Latest Baykeeper News and Information

Press Release: August 14, 2007
Oral arguments were heard in the Ninth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals in a case challenging US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations exempting the discharge of vessel ballast water containing invasive species from regulation underthe Clean Water Act. The case involved EPA’s appeal of...
E News: August 13, 2007
Mercury Cleanup Plan Victory:Bay Fish Safe to Eat in 70 Years! Last month, we successfully concluded a decade-long fight to secure an aggressive plan to reduce mercury in the Bay.  We are proud to say that our advocacy and the steadfast support of our members has ensured that there are better...
Press Release: July 30, 2007
During a hearing tomorrow afternoon, the State Water Resources Control Board will consider a plea from local oil refineries to avoid disclosing how much mercury they release into the environment. The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board issued the order for the study on May 2007,...
Press Release: July 17, 2007
The State Water Resources Control Board yesterday unanimously approved a strong framework to clean up mercury in the San Francisco Bay. The Bay has become so highly contaminated with mercury that the State was required to create the clean up plan under an emergency provision of the federal Clean...
Press Release: June 18, 2007
(Stockton, CA) Today, the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance (CSPA) and Baykeeper filed a lawsuit against the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board (Regional Board) for renewing waivers that excuse polluted discharges from 25,000 farms from meeting statewide water quality...
Press Release: April 10, 2007
During a public hearing this morning, the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board will be taking the unprecedented step of requiring local oil refineries to calculate the amount of mercury contained in crude oil. This significant step will go a long way towards protecting the public...
Press Release: December 13, 2006
An attempt by the Port of Stockton to hide, from both the public and the courts, critical documents about the extensive environmental impacts of the Port’s massive expansion project got a stern rebuke from the California Court of Appeal for the Third Circuit yesterday. In an unanimous order, the...
Press Release: December 11, 2006
Today, environmental groups sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for a decision that spraying of pesticides into the nation’s waters should no longer be regulated by the Clean Water Act. Baykeeper, along with five other groups, filed suit in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth...
Press Release: October 18, 2006
In a huge victory for both Richmond residents and the San Francisco Bay, the City of Richmond announced today bold measures to clean up its outdated sewage system. The effort is the result of months of negotiations brought on after Baykeeper and Richmond-based West County Toxics Coalition sued the...
Press Release: September 21, 2006
In a blistering decision issued late yesterday, the U.S. District Court in Sacramento ordered the halting of all dredging at the Port of Stockton, and characterized the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ decision to issue the dredging permit as “arbitrary and capricious.” The Deltakeeper Chapter of...

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