Latest Baykeeper News and Information

Press Release: September 8, 2011
Sacramento, CA – Finally, the California Office of Spill Prevention and Response – part of the Department of Fish and Game – is set to get an increase in funding from oil companies doing business in the state.  AB 1112 now awaits Governor Brown's signature if it is to become law. California oil...
Blog Post: September 7, 2011
Baykeeper and Hanson Aggregates have reached a tentative settlement agreement to reduce pollution from three of the company's Bay Area facilities. Baykeeper filed suit against Hanson in April 2011 for illegal discharges of storm water and wastewater from three facilities where Hanson conducts sand...
Blog Post: September 6, 2011
California Assembly Bill 376, which would prohibit the possession, sale, trade and distribution of shark fins in the state, successfully passed the California Senate today and will now go to Governor Jerry Brown to be signed into law. Baykeeper joined environmental and conservation groups in...
Blog Post: September 6, 2011
David Yearsley, Executive Director of Friends of the Petaluma River and former Petaluma Riverkeeper, passed away yesterday. David was a tireless advocate for the Petaluma River and a close friend of San Francisco Baykeeper. He will be greatly missed. David Yearsley founded our Petaluma Riverkeeper...
Blog Post: September 2, 2011
On Saturday, September 10, TransBay Relay swimmers will cross the Bay from the Golden Gate to the East Bay. If you're an open-water swimmer, join us for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Not ready to take the plunge? You can still support the TransBay Relay by donating to a swimmer or...
BK In The News: September 2, 2011
The fight over whether to maintain California's oil-spill response and prevention program is a classic Sacramento showdown pitting Big Oil against public safety and the environment.
Blog Post: September 2, 2011
California lawmakers are expected to vote soon on a bill sponsored by San Francisco Baykeeper to fund oil spill prevention and response. Read recent news coverage here. We'll keep you updated on the results of the vote. Read the San Jose Mercury News' recently published editorial, "Senators need to...
Monthly Column: September 2, 2011
As the U.S. House and Senate return from their August recesses, debates over legislation to gut essential Clean Water Act protections will test the environmental leadership of key California legislators, and the President, as never before. Two major bills, H.R. 872 and H.R. 2018, have already...
Blog Post: August 29, 2011
Baykeeper recently advocated for stronger Pesticide Action Plans in Contra Costa and Alameda Counties. Entities that use pesticides in and around waterways to control disease-carrying insects are required to submit a Pesticide Action Plan for approval by the State Water Board prior to any...
Featured Stories: August 26, 2011
While the nation’s attention was rapt by the debt ceiling showdown, the Congress was busy behind the scenes using the Appropriations process out of public view to eviscerate the Clean Water Act. In another instance of holding federal budgets hostage, Republicans have been quietly passing huge...

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