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BK In The News: April 1, 2010
After years of legal wrangling, the federal government agreed Wednesday to remove a fleet of mothballed military ships that has dropped tons of heavy metal pollution into a waterway northeast of San Francisco.
BK In The News: April 1, 2010
The federal government and environmental groups reached an agreement Wednesday that will mean the end of the ghost fleet of retired ships in Suisun Bay. "They were a floating toxic waste dump," said Deb Self, executive director for the San Francisco Baykeeper, an environmental group.
Monthly Column: April 1, 2010
Small changes in our daily lives can make a big impact on the health of San Francisco Bay. You can help prevent sewage spills, reduce stormwater pollution and reduce the amount of toxic chemicals that enter the Bay by following these basic pollution prevention tips around your home. In Your...
Press Release: March 31, 2010
The U.S. Maritime Administration, the federal agency responsible for San Francisco Bay’s ghost fleet, has agreed to clean up and remove the abandoned and decaying ships from the Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet.A settlement agreement announced today resolves a long-running legal battle over the...
E News: March 17, 2010
Baykeeper Victory for Reducing Sewage Spills to the Bay Help Protect Redwood City Salt Ponds Court Declines to Hear Appeal of Baykeeper Aquatic Pesticide Victory Volunteer to Help Fight Invasive Kelp in the Bay Support Baykeeper's Work to Defend the Bay Baykeeper Victory for Reducing Sewage...
Monthly Column: March 1, 2010
Slow drains are the first sign of trouble.  A baby opossum in the potty is a real warning sign, though.  Yes, my 1928 home had the original sectional terra cotta sewer pipes, and earthquakes and tree roots had left large openings in the pipes.  A den of adolescent possums apparently had...
BK In The News: February 23, 2010
Environmentalists hailed the court's decision not to review a year-old ruling requiring farmers to secure Clean Water Act approval for the use of pesticides already permitted under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act. U.S. EPA is now reviewing the National Pollutant Discharge...
Press Release: February 23, 2010
Frequent sewage spills in San Carlos will soon be reduced through a new agreement with San Francisco Baykeeper to make substantial improvements to sewage operations. The pollution watchdog group sued the City in December after investigations revealed that San Carlos spills thousands of gallons of...
BK In The News: February 21, 2010
The flow of untreated sewage that pours into the Bay every rainy season could finally be curtailed by a new state law and a string of lawsuits. San Francisco Baykeeper began launching lawsuits last year against scores of sanitation districts as part of a concerted campaign to slow the...
E News: February 17, 2010
Volunteer Training This Saturday! Help Fight Invasive Kelp Baykeeper's Sewage Spill Reporting Garners Attention Delta Smelt Protected from More Pumping Support Baykeeper's Work to Defend the Bay Help Fight Invasive Kelp in the Bay Join us for a volunteer training this Saturday! Saturday, Feb...

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