Latest Baykeeper News and Information

BK In The News: December 3, 2018
For decades, residents of the Bay Area who live near industrial areas and transportation corridors have battled particulate matter, the microscopic grains of dust and soot that can lodge deep in the body and trigger asthma and other ailments... In 2014 the environmental advocacy nonprofit San...
BK In The News: November 22, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A nonprofit corporation alleges a federal agency is discharging polluted storm water in the San Francisco Bay. San Francisco Baykeeper filed a complaint on Nov. 13 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California San Francisco Division against...
BK In The News: November 20, 2018
Word of rain returning to the Bay Area brings much-needed relief from the smoke that has lingered now for a couple of weeks...  "The drinking water systems do filter out these types of pollutants and toxins," San Francisco Baykeeper Executive Director Sejal Choksi-Chugh said.  The San Francisco...
E News: November 15, 2018
A legal step forward, Baykeeper's review of the recent election results, how to celebrate Thanksgiving without polluting the Bay, and more Monthly Update for November 2018 New legal ruling in the long battle to protect the Bay's sand No water, no fish: the fight for fresh water Election...
Blog Post: November 15, 2018
San Francisco Bay is under threat from polluters every day. Fortunately, you can have a big impact defending the Bay on Giving Tuesday this year! Facebook has a simple fundraising tool that you can use to support Baykeeper’s critical work protecting the Bay from the biggest threats. Plus, you’ll...
Featured Stories: November 15, 2018
When you think of the holidays, Bay contamination probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But every year, celebratory meals worsen sewage pollution in San Francisco Bay. Holiday cooking tends to generate a lot of fatty waste, in the form of leftover cooking oils and greasy pans. When...
Blog Post: November 15, 2018
Baykeeper Field Investigator Sienna Courter recently received a hotline tip about a hundreds of plastic bottles that spilled out on the Bay Bridge. She immediately got in touch with local agencies to take care of the issue. Thanks to our tipster for alerting us to the trash flow! On a recent boat...
Blog Post: November 14, 2018
In 2012, California approved a dramatic doubling of sand mining in San Francisco Bay, which allowed private companies to remove and sell an unprecedented 2 million cubic yards of Bay sand every year. Sand is being removed from the Bay faster than it can be naturally replenished. That leaves less...
BK In The News: November 14, 2018
There’s a battle being fought in the bay that’s hidden from view. That’s because the battle lines are drawn deep underwater... Recently, KPIX 5 was out on the water with Sejal Choksi-Chugh, San Francisco Baykeeper’s executive director, on the hunt for a very unique-looking barge. The barge is not...
Blog Post: November 12, 2018
Numerous industrial facilities—including oil refineries, shipyards, and manufacturing plants—surround San Francisco Bay, as well as over 1,000 inactive sites contaminated with hazardous waste. Many of these sites already release pollution into the Bay. Sea level rise will amplify the...

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