Latest Baykeeper News and Information

Blog Post: May 24, 2011
In a case brought by San Francisco Baykeeper against the West Bay Sanitary District in December 2009, U.S. District Court Judge Edward Chen has found West Bay liable for 21 illegal sewage spills that flowed directly into area creeks and sloughs over the past five years. West Bay serves Menlo...
BK In The News: May 24, 2011
A federal judge has found a Menlo Park sanitary district liable for 21 sewage spills into creeks and sloughs that drain into San Francisco Bay over a five-year period.
Blog Post: May 24, 2011
New guidelines were released yesterday for safely eating fish caught in San Francisco Bay. The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has released an updated health advisory and safe eating guidelines for fish and shellfish caught from the Bay. This advisory replaces guidelines...
Blog Post: May 24, 2011
Last week Baykeeper advocated for strengthening regulations on groundwater pollution from the Chevron Refinery. The 2,900-acre facility, located near Richmond on the southern shore of San Pablo Bay, was built in 1902 and produces a broad range of fuels, lubricants, asphalt and petrochemicals. Over...
Featured Stories: May 24, 2011
In a case brought by San Francisco Baykeeper against the West Bay Sanitary District in December 2009, U.S. District Court Judge Edward Chen has found West Bay liable for 21 illegal sewage spills that flowed directly into area creeks and sloughs over the past five years. West Bay serves...
Press Release: May 24, 2011
San Francisco, CA – In a case brought by San Francisco Baykeeper against the West Bay Sanitary District in December 2009, U.S. District Court Judge Edward Chen has granted summary judgment to Baykeeper in finding the District liable for 21 illegal sewage spills that flowed directly into area creeks...
Blog Post: May 23, 2011
Update: The Coast Guard has identified a risk of more fuel escaping from the barge. They plan to pump the fuel off of the barge today. An abandoned barge stranded in Alviso Slough since at least 2007 has begun leaking fuel or lube oil near the sensitive marsh lands of the Don Edwards San Francisco...
E News: May 17, 2011
Welcome to San Francisco Baykeeper's May E-News U.S Senate Considers Overturning Key Pesticide Protections Support Responsible Climate Change Planning on May 19 Kiteboarding & Swimming Events to Benefit Baykeeper Volunteer Opportunity: Help Fight Invasive Kelp...
Blog Post: May 13, 2011
Join Baykeeper in supporting a responsible climate change adaptation policy for San Francisco Bay. This Thursday, a final workshop will be held by the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) to discuss an amendment to BCDC's Bay Plan that would sensibly require development around San...
Featured Stories: May 9, 2011
The U.S. Senate is now considering ill-advised legislation that would overturn key protections against spraying harmful pesticides in waterways and essentially exempt pesticides from the Clean Water Act – an unprecedented move that will cause irreparable harm to waterways and open the door to...

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