Baykeeper In The News

Articles and other news featuring Baykeeper's role in protecting the Bay
San Jose Mercury News | July 2, 2013 | Oil Spills
State regulators on Monday handed down a five-month license suspension without pay and mandated extra training for the pilot of a 748-foot-long oil tanker that struck the Bay Bridge in heavy fog in January. . . .On Monday, the head of a leading bay conservation group said she is mostly satisfied with the settlement, but thinks part of it is...
San Mateo County Times | June 27, 2013 | Sick of Sewage
San Mateo County beaches are the second-worst in California when it comes to a key measure of bacterial pollution, according to a report released Wednesday by the Natural Resources Defense Council. . . Deb Self, Baykeeper Executive Director, said the key issue is deferred maintenance by sewage agencies up and down the coast.
Marin Independent Journal | May 24, 2013 | Bay Recreation
Marin county beaches have some of cleanest water in the state during spring and summer, according to an annual Beach Report Card released Thursday. "In the summer the water quality is generally very good," said Deb Self, executive director of San Francisco BayKeeper, a bay pollution watchdog group. "But the bay tends to have bacterial problems...
San Francisco Chronicle | May 24, 2013 | Bay Recreation
Water quality at most Bay Area beaches remains clean and clear, according to a report released Thursday. .Almost all Bay Area beaches have zero or very low levels of bacteria from sewage, agricultural runoff or animal waste during the dry season. In the rainy season, sewage overflows and storm runoff can bring dangerous levels of bacteria to local...
Daily Democrat | February 25, 2013 | Oil Spills
SAN FRANCISCO -- Hoping to reduce the risk of major oil spills in San Francisco Bay, the Coast Guard and other top shipping officials Thursday passed new rules to limit cargo ships, oil tankers and other large vessels from sailing near the Bay Bridge in heavy fog. . . Deb Self, executive director of the environmental group Baykeeper, praised the...
Richmond Confidential | February 25, 2013 | Wetland Protection
An international treaty recently recognized the San Francisco Bay estuary — California’s largest wetland — as a “wetland of importance,” but while conservation groups called the news a victory, the designation won’t directly halt development that has threatened the area for years. . . .“It’s important to have a little more weight on our side and...
San Jose Mercury News | February 14, 2013 | Oil Spills
SAN FRANCISCO -- Hoping to reduce the risk of major oil spills in San Francisco Bay, the Coast Guard and other top shipping officials Thursday passed new rules to limit cargo ships, oil tankers and other large vessels from sailing near the Bay Bridge in heavy fog. . .  Deb Self, executive director of Baykeeper, praised the decision. "I'm very...
San Jose Mercury News | February 12, 2013 | Oil Spills
The pilot who crashed the Cosco Busan cargo ship into the Bay Bridge in 2007, causing the worst oil spill in the bay in two decades, has sued the U.S. Coast Guard in an effort to regain his mariner's license so he can sail again. . . . "He's shown that he didn't have the medical fitness or sound judgment to be sailing ships," said Deb Self,...
Environmental News Service | February 4, 2013 | Wildlife & Habitat
The United States has named the San Francisco Bay and Estuary as its 35th Wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention, effective on World Wetlands Day, February 2. Deb Self, executive director of the nonprofit San Francisco Baykeeper, said of the designation, “It’s terrific news. I hope that it will raise awareness about the...
KALB Channel 33 | January 18, 2013 | Sick of Sewage
Watch the video of Baykeeper Executive Director Deb Self's presentation at the Albany Library, "The Health of San Francisco Bay" on local pollution issues that affect the Bay’s Albany shoreline, and how to be a good Bay citizen. Presentation was January 14, 2013, video is one hour.

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