Latest Baykeeper News and Information

Blog Post: September 6, 2018
In a ruling that poses risks for San Francisco Bay, regional regulators recently approved an increase in the refining of heavy tar sands oil at the Phillips 66 oil refinery in Rodeo. The refinery claims the increase is insignificant. But the change amounts to nine more oil tankers on the Bay every...
Blog Post: September 5, 2018
In a victory for the Bay—and the entire state—Governor Jerry Brown has signed two bills that will help prevent new offshore oil drilling along the state’s shoreline.   Senate Bill 834 and Assembly Bill 1775 were created in response to the Trump administration’s reckless plan to expand ocean...
Monthly Column: September 5, 2018
On Saturday September 15, International Coastal Cleanup Day, thousands of Bay Area residents will head to local beaches to pick up trash. But many people don’t realize that San Francisco Bay’s shoreline is part of the coast. In fact, there’s often more trash accumulated along Bay shoreline than on...
BK In The News: September 4, 2018
While California is often lauded as a “climate leader” and Governor Jerry Brown is praised as a “climate hero” in national and international media, the reality is much different, as we can see in the  widening gap between lofty California climate goals and the reality on the ground...
Blog Post: September 1, 2018
Baykeeper Field Investigator Sienna Courter headed to the Hamilton Wetlands in Novato with representatives from the California Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR). We're working closely with OSPR to analyze how oil spills affect sensitive sites around the Bay, and the best ways to...
BK In The News: August 21, 2018
In the latest chapter of California’s ceaseless war to manage shrinking water sources, regulators are considering drastic changes ... “The board should set strong requirements on flow levels and temperature based on the best available science,” said Ben Eichenberg, staff attorney for San Francisco...
BK In The News: August 21, 2018
One day before the State Water Resources Control Board’s hearing on increased flows for the San Joaquin River and its three tributaries was held in Sacramento on August 21 ... Ben Eichenberg, the Staff Attorney for San Francisco Baykeeper, emphasized that the Board should...
Press Release: August 20, 2018
Today, a coalition of environmental organizations, Northern California Indian tribal members, and commercial and sportfishing organizations held a press conference at the State Capitol to advocate for strong salinity standards and unimpaired San Joaquin River flows as part of the State Water...
BK In The News: August 17, 2018
Regional air regulators have approved a proposal by Phillips 66 to process an extra 61 million gallons of crude oil every year at its refinery in Rodeo... "The refinery is trying to pretend that the increases are insignificant" said Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director of San Francisco Baykeeper...
E News: August 16, 2018
Monthly Update for August 2018 Show your love for the Bay on September 15 Feds oppose fresh water flows for the Bay A healthy Bay for bat rays Meet Baykeeper Board Member Jovita Pajarillo Healthy Bay tip: avoid triclosan Join Swim Across America's Bay swim  Baykeeper on patrol Share...

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