Latest Baykeeper News and Information

Blog Post: March 14, 2017
San Francisco Baykeeper helped craft newly proposed state legislation that would change dredged mud from a waste product to a resource for restoring the Bay’s dwindling wetlands. Building up wetlands provides vital protection against the impacts of climate change in San Francisco Bay, including...
BK In The News: March 13, 2017
By Jon Rosenfield and Ian Wren - Special to The Bee The San Francisco Bay Estuary is the jewel of California’s coast. Its waters and wetlands provide economic, recreational, ecological and spiritual benefits for millions of people. But federal protection of the Bay and other estuaries – and the...
BK In The News: March 9, 2017
Facing pressure from state legislators, Vallejo residents and environmentalists, local air regulators are reversing course and now say they are still trying to figure out what caused an unbearable odor that sickened scores of Vallejo residents and prompted a shelter-in-place order last September...
Press Release: March 3, 2017
Sacramento -- Today Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) announced a bill to protect California’s waterways from dangerous spills of tar sands oil. California has laws to prevent and prepare for “conventional” oil spills that can be cleaned up from the surface of the water. These laws do not take...
Monthly Column: March 1, 2017
Amid the drama of alternative facts and security leaks, the new administration has been unpredictable. And as its anti-environment agenda becomes clearer, Baykeeper’s attorneys and scientists are evaluating how best to protect San Francisco Bay from looming threats. One imminent threat is the...
BK In The News: February 24, 2017
The record-setting year of rain in the Bay Area is making for an equally extreme year for sanitary sewer overflows... “People who come into contact with this may have upper respiratory infections, skin infections, things like that,” said Erica Maharg with SF Baykeeper.
E News: February 22, 2017
Monthly Update for February 2017 Protecting SF Bay from the anti-environment agenda We're back in court to stop excessive sand mining Stand up for more fresh water for the Bay and Delta Baykeeper defends Oakland's coal ban The rainy season takes California by storm Announcing Baykeeper's...
BK In The News: February 21, 2017
The heavy storms that washed away California’s drought this season have come with a side effect: large slugs of pollution and sewage washing into San Francisco Bay and the Delta... “The storms absolutely are a time of high pollution into the bay,” said Ian Wren, a staff scientist at San Francisco...
Blog Post: February 17, 2017
In just under a month, the new administration has made a number of decisions that threaten the environment, undo clean water protections, and put San Francisco Bay in harm’s way. San Francisco Baykeeper, along with our fellow Waterkeepers around the nation, are busier than ever working to protect...
BK In The News: February 17, 2017
A pair of environmental organizations filed motions in California federal court on Thursday, asking to intervene to defend the city of Oakland against a suit alleging it violated the commerce clause when it passed an ordinance aimed at preventing the export of coal, and pushing for the dismissal of...

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