Latest Baykeeper News and Information

BK In The News: August 31, 2017
A collection of six environmental groups drafted a letter to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District outlining what they hope the regulators will include in their draft Environmental Impact Report regarding the proposed tanker expansion of the Phillips 66 refinery in Rodeo. San Francisco...
Blog Post: August 30, 2017
In the 39th victory in Baykeeper’s Bay-Safe Industry Campaign, Peninsula Sanitary Service, Inc., has agreed to stop releasing polluted runoff into creeks that flow to San Francisco Bay. Peninsula Sanitary Service has a long-term contract with Stanford University to dispose of campus waste,...
Press Release: August 30, 2017
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA — Over 24,000 people  have formally expressed opposition to a plan by Phillips 66  to more than double the number of oil tankers arriving at their Crockett-Rodeo refinery.    The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) , the lead agency conducting the...
Blog Post: August 29, 2017
The oil company Phillips 66 wants to increase the number of tanker ships bringing crude oil, including heavy tar sands oil, to its refinery—from 59 to 135 tankers per year. The refinery is located in Rodeo on the San Francisco Bay shoreline, and more tanker ships will mean a bigger risk of oil...
BK In The News: August 23, 2017
..."More than doubling the tanker traffic could significantly increase the risk of oil spills in the bay," said Erica Maharg of Baykeeper, in an interview. "It could be one catastrophic spill. But also it could be the oil spills that happen in daily operation, like the one last September. These...
BK In The News: August 17, 2017
If you’ve driven on I-680, across the Benicia–Martinez Bridge, you’ve probably seen them... Some ships in the fleet fell into such disrepair that environmentalists took notice. “You could hear the crunch of the paint chips or the metal under your feet as you were walking across the decks of the...
E News: August 16, 2017
Updates on the sunken barge, Baykeeper boat patrol discoveries & fun upcoming events on the Bay Monthly Update for August 2017 The cleanup of the Ghost Fleet is complete Toxic shack endangers the Bay—Baykeeper gets it removed Update: Sunken barge removed from the Bay Action Alert:...
Monthly Column: August 8, 2017
Governor Jerry Brown claims to be an environmental leader. He recently basked in the international spotlight, proclaiming California as a climate leader. So it’s extremely disappointing that the governor continues to push for a massive, expensive water project that will irreparably harm San...
Blog Post: August 8, 2017
A barge and crane that sank in San Francisco Bay during a violent storm in April has been removed from the Bay.   In July, divers cut the barge into three pieces and a salvage company used a giant crane to bring the pieces up. The photo above (from July 13) shows two of the three pieces of the...
BK In The News: August 4, 2017
The last of 57 decaying vessels in the federal government’s iconic “Ghost Fleet” is set to leave Suisun Bay Friday, ending a long struggle over the toxic pollution leached from the old ships into waters near a major fish nursery and migration area... “The 57 ships become abandoned toxic junk,” said...

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