Latest Baykeeper News and Information

Blog Post: August 3, 2017
The Ghost Fleet of Suisun Bay—the decaying military ships that poisoned the San Francisco Bay ecosystem for 40 years—is finally gone. Legal action brought by Baykeeper and our environmental partners led to a federal government cleanup and removal of the 57 ships, which started in 2010 and was...
BK In The News: August 3, 2017
The last of 57 ships retired and and set for removal from the Suisun Bay left the Mare Island Dry Dock early Friday morning after a good-bye ceremony of sorts involving city leaders, environmental groups, and maritime staff... A representative of Baykeepers noted that federal agencies are so...
BK In The News: August 3, 2017
Seven years and 57 ships later, the last old vessel polluting Suisun Bay is getting ready for a final voyage to a ship recycling yard in Texas. The mothball fleet sat unused for decades; a floating toxic waste dump. Here's a look at how a legal fight got us to this point... "We're talking...
BK In The News: August 2, 2017
A new regulation aimed at improving the water quality of two tributaries that run into San Pablo Bay means vineyard owners in those watersheds will have to obtain new permits... “We believe the final rule approved by the regional board was a good first step and was overdue,” said Sejal Choksi-Chugh...
BK In The News: August 1, 2017
Nutrients — such as nitrogen — are essential to life, but an overabundance can mean trouble for waterways. Take Chesapeake Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, which are infamous for “dead zones” where closely-packed bodies of fish float to the surface or wash ashore by the thousands... Baykeeper, a...
BK In The News: July 28, 2017
VALLEJO (KPIX 5) — The Phillips 66 Refinery in Rodeo wants to double the number of tankers that deliver crude to be refined, but concerns about the environment have prompted opposition from residents in the city of Vallejo.... Erica Maharg, managing attorney for the environmental protection group...
BK In The News: July 27, 2017
Phillips 66 wants to more than double the number of oil tankers that travel through San Francisco Bay to unload crude at its refinery in Rodeo... It “poses an incredible new risk of oil spills to San Francisco Bay,” Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director for Baykeeper, said in an interview. “We’re...
Featured Stories: July 26, 2017
On a Bay pollution patrol aboard the Baykeeper boat last summer, Baykeeper Executive Director Sejal Choksi-Chugh spotted an old shack on a pier off San Francisco’s eastern shoreline, near Potrero Hill. The shack, shown in the photo above, was crumbling into San Francisco Bay. Baykeeper investigated...
E News: July 20, 2017
More oil tankers on the Bay, vineyard pollution, the successful Bay Parade, and more   Monthly...
BK In The News: July 18, 2017
The federal government has approved new rules on mercury in California waterways... San Francisco Baykeeper's Erica Maharg says with the new federally approved water quality criteria, regional water boards throughout the state will have to identify which waterways people are using to catch fish. "...

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