Latest Baykeeper News and Information

Blog Post: November 9, 2016
A special message from Baykeeper's Executive Director on the election: Dear friends, I’m guessing you feel as shocked and worried as I do. The election results have made this a time of uncertainty for all of us who support the environment, equality, and social justice.    But amid the concerns, I’m...
Monthly Column: November 1, 2016
More long freight trains of tank cars full of crude oil, chugging along San Francisco Bay’s shore and rumbling through our communities. That’s the oil industry’s vision for the Bay Area.   Baykeeper, along with partner environmental groups and concerned Bay Area residents, has a different vision....
Blog Post: October 25, 2016
Marking San Francisco Baykeeper’s 37th legal victory in our Bay-Safe Industry Campaign, the Granite Rock Company has agreed to implement pollution controls to rein in contaminated storm water draining into the Bay from its Redwood City concrete batch plant. Granite Rock specializes in construction...
BK In The News: October 21, 2016
“Whether or not the oil spill that took place during oil transfer operations at Phillips 66 was the fault of refinery staff or the shipping company hired to transport its oil is irrelevant,” said Ian Wren, a staff scientist at Baykeeper, an organization that works to stop pollution in San Francisco...
E News: October 13, 2016
Monthly Update for October 2016 Victory! Benicia rejects oil train expansion Source of oily sheens in the Bay remains unknown Baykeeper secures 36th settlement to keep polluted runoff out of the Bay Meet Peter Molnar—Board Chair, Skipper, Parade Founder & more Vote Yes on Prop 67, the...
BK In The News: October 11, 2016
“The plastic bag industry’s arguments don’t make a lot of sense,” says Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director of San Francisco Baykeeper, one of the many organizations that have come out strongly in favor of Proposition 67. “A single-use plastic bag that takes about 1,000 years to degrade into...
Monthly Column: October 3, 2016
After more than 20 years as an environmental advocate, I shouldn’t be surprised by industry shenanigans, but I still am. Case in point: On November 8, California voters will have the chance to vote on a ballot measure, Proposition 67, to ban single-use plastic bags. Most people know that plastic...
BK In The News: October 3, 2016
A policy rider in an appropriations bill in Congress to end permit requirements to spray pesticides on waters to control mosquitoes, is drawing the ire of nearly 150 environmental groups, including SF Baykeeper.
Blog Post: September 30, 2016
In Baykeeper’s latest victory to clean up toxic industrial pollution, Pinole Rodeo Auto Wreckers has agreed to prevent contaminated rainwater from running off its site into San Francisco Bay. Baykeeper sued the company under the Clean Water Act after the company’s own reports showed that during...
Blog Post: September 30, 2016
In response to pressure from Baykeeper, our partner environmental organizations, and local residents, Benicia’s City Council voted unanimously on September 20th to reject Valero Energy Corporation’s proposal to expand the rail yard at its Benicia refinery. An expansion of the refinery’s rail yard...

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