Baykeeper's E-Newsletter for August 5, 2008

Baykeeper Victories to Protect Salmon and Habitat

Two recent rulings are helping protect the health of California's fish and waterways.

Saving California’s Salmon

A federal court has declared that water diversions in the Delta cannot continue to threaten the survival of California’s salmon populations, which are currently on the brink of extinction. The U.S. District Court Judge ruled that the amount of water pumped from the Delta must be reduced to protect threatened and endangered species like Chinook salmon. Find out more about how Baykeeper and partners are fighting to save California's salmon.

Controlling the Spread of Invasive Species

Another court victory has boosted efforts to stop the spread of invasive species in our waterways. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency must regulate ship discharges that pollute U.S. waters by bringing invasive species into local habitats. The fight now moves to the U.S. Congress, where the shipping industry is aggressively lobbying to undermine the court's ruling. Find out more about our coalition's work to control invasive species.

Do Your Part to Protect the Bay

You can help Baykeeper stand up for protecting salmon and their habitat by making a contribution today. Thank you for your support!

Baykeeper’s Cool Globe

Cool Globes is coming to San Francisco, and you can visit Baykeeper’s globe at Pier 39! Cool Globes is a public art project designed to focus discussion on solutions to global warming. Baykeeper's work is recognized by a globe about protecting fish and endangered species, located at Pier 39. Be sure to check it out! Read more about Cool Globes in the Chronicle.