Latest Baykeeper News and Information

BK In The News: December 12, 2016
Yesterday, the Oakland Bulk & Oversized Terminal, LLC, owned by private developer Phil Tagami, sued the City of Oakland to overturn the ordinance banning coal from being handled and stored in the City of Oakland... “Oakland has the right and duty to protect its residents and the Bay from...
Blog Post: December 8, 2016
In the face of alarming signs of ecosystem collapse in parts of the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary, Baykeeper is advocating in support of increasing freshwater flows to the Bay and Delta from the San Joaquin River. Currently, most of the water in the San Joaquin and its tributaries is diverted for...
Blog Post: December 7, 2016
Baykeeper is celebrating a new victory to stop pollution in San Francisco Bay. We recently reached an agreement with a polluting industrial facility, Asphalt Shingle Recyclers, to keep contaminated rainy-season runoff from flowing off its Oakland property into Bay tributaries. Asphalt Shingle...
Monthly Column: December 1, 2016
Recent elections brought good news for San Francisco Bay—and some uncertainties. The good news: In November, California voters passed the statewide ban on single-use plastic grocery bags, Proposition 67. The measure succeeded despite the plastic bag industry spending more than $6 million against...
BK In The News: November 30, 2016
A boat that has made a big difference on San Francisco Bay needs a little help itself. Emily Turner reports.
BK In The News: November 21, 2016
Cleanup continued Friday after firefighting foam exploded from airplane hangar at Mineta San Jose Airport...  As a concentrate, the aqueous film forming agent is a carcinogen and irritant. It's technically safe in foam form, but San Francisco Baykeeper is worried about wildlife. "It seems...
BK In The News: November 21, 2016
San Mateo County is drafting a new Stormwater Resource Plan to combat water pollution and fulfill state water quality mandates... Erica Maharg, managing attorney of the nonprofit San Francisco Baykeeper, works to reduce the public health risks associated with PCBs and mercury in fish. “All across...
BK In The News: November 21, 2016
Fluffy white foam filled a Santa Clara street Friday when a fire-suppression system at a privately-owned hangar at San Jose International Airport malfunctioned... San Francisco Baykeeper staff scientist Ian Wren expressed some concern about the substance getting into waterways and potentially...
E News: November 18, 2016
Monthly Update for November 2016 Standing with you for a healthy Bay and sustainable future Fighting refineries for stronger pollution controls Thank you, voters! California has banned the plastic bag Redwood City concrete plant to rein in contamination Volunteer with Baykeeper this season!...
Blog Post: November 17, 2016
Baykeeper is urging the State Water Board and Environmental Protection Agency to limit the amount of toxic selenium allowed in San Francisco Bay. Bay Area oil refineries are the region’s largest source of selenium in the Bay, but refinery representatives have undermined efforts to institute...

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