Latest Baykeeper News and Information

Press Release: November 21, 2007
The holidays are just around the corner, and many Bay Area residents are gearing up for special meals – with buttery foods, turkeys and homemade gravy. Food-focused holidays challenge not only waistlines but, surprisingly, local sewer lines. This year, Baykeeper and EBMUD urge residents to protect...
Press Release: November 20, 2007
A coalition of conservation organizations today released a satellite photo of the San Francisco Bay that dramatically illustrates the extent of the November 7 bunker fuel spill from the container ship Cosco Busan. The new photo shows numerous dark slicks around the Bay itself, as well as on the...
Press Release: November 17, 2007
U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) will host a briefing in the Senate Commerce Committee tomorrow, Wednesday, November 14th at 3pm EST (noon PST) to examine last week’s oil spill in the San Francisco Bay. Boxer has raised concerns about the Coast Guard’s response and the delay in relaying accurate...
Press Release: November 5, 2007
On October 31 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a report criticizing California’s water pollution permits. EPA agreed to perform an audit of randomly selected permits as a condition of a settlement reached in a lawsuit brought by San Francisco Baykeeper, Humboldt Baykeeper...
Press Release: October 26, 2007
Who: Saul Bloom, Arc EcologySejal Choksi, BaykeeperMichael Wall, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) What: Press conference to announce lawsuit against the U.S. Maritime Administration When: Monday, October 29, 2007 at 10:00 a.m., PDT Where: Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)111...
Press Release: October 22, 2007
As part of its campaign to keep raw sewage out of San Francisco Bay, Baykeeper gave notice today of its intent to sue the City of Burlingame and its wastewater treatment plant for illegal sewage spills and overflows to the Bay. Burlingame’s crumbling sewer system is more than 80 years old and...
E News: September 15, 2007
Baykeeper September News Fighting Agricultural Pollution in the Central Valley The Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board and the State Water Quality Resources Control Board will hold a joint workshop on irrigated lands and agricultural pollution waivers on Thursday,...
Press Release: August 29, 2007
Local residents and environmentalists have dismissed the last of their lawsuits against the Port of Stockton, ending the challenges against the port’s expansion onto the West Complex, which the Navy conveyed to the port in 2001. In return, the port agreed to take significant measures to further...
Press Release: August 14, 2007
Oral arguments were heard in the Ninth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals in a case challenging US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations exempting the discharge of vessel ballast water containing invasive species from regulation underthe Clean Water Act. The case involved EPA’s appeal of...
E News: August 13, 2007
Mercury Cleanup Plan Victory:Bay Fish Safe to Eat in 70 Years! Last month, we successfully concluded a decade-long fight to secure an aggressive plan to reduce mercury in the Bay.  We are proud to say that our advocacy and the steadfast support of our members has ensured that there are better...

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