Latest Baykeeper News and Information

Blog Post: April 27, 2011
Next week the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture will vote on whether to exempt pesticide applications from Clean Water Act protections. Please send a message to U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein asking them to oppose this ill-advised legislation and to advocate for moving it from...
Blog Post: April 26, 2011
We recently developed a few maps highlighting local sources of mercury and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). These maps indicate that although these pollutants are generally thought to be a thing of the past the Bay Area continues to discharge them in considerable quantities into San Francisco Bay...
E News: April 19, 2011
Welcome to San Francisco Baykeeper's April E-News Nearly a Quarter-Billion Gallons of Sewage Spilled to the Bay This Year Federal Bill to Weaken Pesticide Protections Now Moves to Senate Point Molate Protected from Casino Development Dinghy Racing for Baykeeper on Saturday, May 7 Upcoming...
Blog Post: April 18, 2011
On April 5, the Richmond City Council voted against further consideration of a casino development slated for the wild shoreline of Point Molate, wisely choosing to protect this important open space on the Bay's shoreline. Last November, the citizens of the City of Richmond voted 58% against the...
Featured Stories: April 18, 2011
Nearly 250 million gallons of sewage entered San Francisco Bay and surrounding waterways during the recent rainy season. In the East Bay, more than 230 million gallons of partially treated sewage were released as wet weather overflows from ten East Bay cities with crumbling sewer pipes. Sewage...
Blog Post: April 13, 2011
Baykeeper recently filed a Clean Water Act citizen lawsuit in U.S. Federal District Court against Hanson Aggregates for illegal discharges of storm water and wastewater from three of its Bay Area facilities. This legal action follows a year-long investigation in which we found these Hanson...
BK In The News: April 8, 2011
Most East Bay residents take their local sanitary systems for granted and don't think twice about where the waste goes once it disappears down drains and toilets. But a group of state and federal water protection agencies contend that East Bay cities are polluting San Francisco Bay with...
Monthly Column: April 2, 2011
At the time of this writing, this year’s rainy season had already brought nine million gallons of raw sewage to Bay Area waterways, and a stunning 125 million gallons of undertreated sewage from the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) plants at Point Isabel and in Oakland. Many people don’t...
Blog Post: April 1, 2011
Yesterday the U.S. House of Representatives passed HR 872, a bill that seeks to overturn key protections against harmful pesticide spraying in waterways. Thank you to all the Baykeeper members who contacted your Representatives to urge them to oppose the bill: all Bay Area Representatives voted no...
Blog Post: March 31, 2011
Update: the vote is scheduled for today, Thursday, March 31. We'll let you know the results as soon as they are available. Thanks to everyone who took action on behalf of our waterways! The U.S. House of Representatives is now considering a bill that will overturn key protections against harmful...

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