Latest Baykeeper News and Information

E News: April 7, 2009
Speak Out Against Offshore Drilling on April 16 Next week, the Bay Area will host a national debate over oil, gas and energy impacts to our waterways. On Thursday, April 16, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will hold a hearing in San Francisco to gauge public opinion on offshore oil...
Press Release: April 1, 2009
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) could weigh industry costs when establishing environmental protections for power plants with cooling water intake structures. The Court’s ruling states that a cost-benefit analysis is not categorically forbidden by...
Monthly Column: April 1, 2009
In the wake of increasingly alarming climate change data and a growing movement to reduce our nation’s dependence on fossil fuels, energy issues have risen to the top of the national environmental agenda. The Obama administration has pledged to craft a sustainable national energy policy...
E News: March 19, 2009
Sewage Spills Continue to Pollute the Bay Every rainy season brings an onslaught of sewage spills to San Francisco Bay, and this winter has been no different. Already this year, several million gallons of raw and partially treated sewage have contaminated the Bay, including: 900,000 gallons of...
Monthly Column: March 1, 2009
The San Francisco Bay defines much of the lifestyle of the Bay Area. The Bay is an avenue for worldwide commerce and local transportation, an arena for outdoor sports and recreation and a breathtaking local attraction that draws residents and visitors alike. In our daily routines, it is easy...
E News: February 19, 2009
Marin Sewage Spill Threatens the Bay A sewage spill in Marin has leaked massive amounts of sewage into San Francisco Bay. Officials are reporting that as many as 300,000 gallons of partially treated sewage may be released before the leak can be fully contained. Baykeeper has been working for...
E News: February 18, 2009
Marin Sewage Spill Threatens the Bay A sewage spill in Marin has leaked massive amounts of sewage into San Francisco Bay. Officials are reporting that as many as 300,000 gallons of partially treated sewage may be released before the leak can be fully contained. Baykeeper has been working for...
Blog Post: February 1, 2009
Found throughout North America, eelgrass is an important plant in estuaries like the San Francisco Bay because its structure creates multi-layered habitat for many organisms. Oil spills like the one that spread across Bay waters last week can devastate eelgrass beds and the marine life that...
Monthly Column: February 1, 2009
San Francisco Baykeeper has worked for almost two decades to protect the San Francisco Bay from pollution. Over the years, we’ve achieved a number of victories that have helped improve water quality not only locally but at the state and national level as well – in fact, last month we secured...
E News: January 13, 2009
Big Win for Controlling Pesticides in Waterways On January 7, Baykeeper won an important court victory to protect creeks, rivers, fish and wildlife nationwide from pesticide spraying in waterways. In a landmark decision, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with Baykeeper that pesticides...

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