Latest Baykeeper News and Information

Blog Post: June 28, 2011
Baykeeper recently voiced concerns to the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board over new storm water and wastewater discharge regulations for the USS-POSCO Industries steel finishing plant in Pittsburg, California. Based on our comments, the Regional Board has elected to strengthen...
Blog Post: June 27, 2011
The State Water Resources Control Board has approved new management measures aimed at reducing methylmercury pollution in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Estuary and the Yolo Bypass, with the ultimate goal of making fish caught in the Delta safe to eat. This Total Maximum Daily Load (or TMDL) has...
Blog Post: June 24, 2011
The San José City Council recently declared that a full environmental impact report (EIR) is not required for a new energy production facility to be built on top of a closed landfill on the shore of San Francisco Bay. The project could have serious negative impacts on the health of the Bay, and...
Blog Post: June 24, 2011
Senate bill 718, which exempts pesticide applications from Clean Water Act protections, was approved by the Senate Agriculture Committee this week and now passes to consideration by the full Senate. Several Democratic Senators have already expressed opposition to the legislation, including...
Blog Post: June 17, 2011
Baykeeper is advocating for more rigorous regulation of the Chevron Richmond Refinery's wastewater and storm water pollution. Located on the Richmond shoreline, the Refinery has been in operation since 1902 and produces approximately 244,000 barrels of oil each day. It also produces about 6.6...
Blog Post: June 15, 2011
Baykeeper submitted comments to the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) on June 13, 2011 regarding a proposed desalination plant in East Contra Costa County. This letter was submitted in response to a proposal being evaluated by SFPUC, which considers whether to provide an...
Blog Post: June 14, 2011
The debate continues between private developers and environmentalists over a proposal by the Bay Conservation and Development Commission that calls for development around the Bay to recognize sea level rise and plan accordingly. The Commission has postponed a final vote until October, pending...
Blog Post: June 9, 2011
At a Cupertino City Council meeting on Tuesday Steve Jobs presented his vision for a new Apple campus, where about 80% of the 150 acre site would be landscaped with permeable surfaces. He may not know it, but this is probably one of the largest low impact development (LID) projects in the Bay Area...
E News: June 3, 2011
E-News Update for June 2011 Court Victory: West Bay Liable for Sewage Spills Progress on Protecting Waterways from Pesticides Debate Continues on Bay Climate Change Plan A Successful Downwinder for the Bay Join the TransBay Relay Swim on September 10 Help Fight Invasive Kelp in Local...
Monthly Column: June 2, 2011
Much of Baykeeper’s work focuses on strengthening or maintaining clean water laws and regulations related to toxic pollutants and other contaminants capable of compromising the health of San Francisco Bay. We do this work by engaging in policy and regulatory processes, as well as conducting...

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