Latest Baykeeper News and Information

Blog Post: February 8, 2019
Dredgers in San Francisco Bay are using outdated dredging methods to keep shipping channels open. As a result, they are harming wetlands and killing endangered fish. The Army Corps of Engineers—which does about 70% of the Bay’s dredging—uses suction technology that vacuums up endangered fish. The...
Blog Post: February 7, 2019
In 2011, Baykeeper staff members were conducting a regular patrol on the Bay and came across a highly toxic polluting activity. A shipping terminal on the Richmond shoreline had put large piles of coal at the edge of the water, and wind was blowing black dust from the piles directly into the Bay....
Monthly Column: February 5, 2019
I try hard to understand the mindset of the people who decided to build dirty, dangerous oil refineries on the gorgeous San Francisco Bay shoreline. Back 50-100 years ago, the Bay represented a plentiful source of cooling water for refining processes that reach temperatures over 1,000 degrees. The...
Blog Post: February 4, 2019
In spite of the existential threat posed by climate change, the fossil fuel industry continues to push relentlessly for expansions—more oil, more coal, more dirty emissions. And the Bay Area is no exception.   The oil company Phillips 66 recently received approval to process more crude oil at its...
BK In The News: February 1, 2019
On Tuesday, the Richmond City Council heard presentations on wastewater infrastructure and School Resource Officers—or SROs—among other items... The presentation comes on the back of a settled lawsuit by the environmental nonprofit San Francisco Baykeeper, who sued the city in 2006 for underfunding...
BK In The News: January 31, 2019
Around here, we call the coming month Febrewary. SF Beer Week, which runs Feb. 1-10 has turned what was once a slow month in the beer world into something we look forward to all year... Anchor Brewing’s limited-release Baykeeper IPA is a collaboration with the nonprofit Baykeeper, an organization...
BK In The News: January 29, 2019
Sonoma County water officials, under order from the state to improve the capacity of their sewage system, say a valve malfunction and leaky pipes resulted in a string of spills this month... "A well-maintained system shouldn't have that kind of volume getting into the environment," said Sejal...
BK In The News: January 25, 2019
The fight against climate change includes divesting and investing... Local environmental organizations are making it easier for supporters to fight climate change at home, nationally, and globally during their lifetimes, as well as leaving legacies to continue the work. At San Francisco Baykeeper,...
E News: January 16, 2019
Using Google Maps to plan for sea level rise, the new Anchor Baykeeper IPA, looking ahead to the Bay's challenges in 2019 & more   Monthly Update for January 2019 Stopping a hostile takeover of the Bay Tomorrow! Anchor Brewing's Baykeeper IPA launch party The Bay's sand belongs to you...
Blog Post: January 15, 2019
A clam smaller than a penny stealthily enters San Francisco Bay waters.  It begins quickly devouring the tiny plankton at the base of the Bay’s food chain, causing small local fish to starve. It multiplies fast, soon overcrowding native species. The clams absorb toxic pollution at higher rates than...

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