Baykeeper In The News
Articles and other news featuring Baykeeper's role in protecting the Bay
Way Out West News | July 25, 2011 | America's Cup
Heavy construction. Massive crowds. Congested waterways. Based on the city’s recently released draft environment impact report (EIR) for the 2013 America’s Cup, these threats, along with others, are an unavoidable addition to the international event.
Huffington Post | July 16, 2011 | America's Cup
The America's Cup is expected to create 8,000 jobs and inject more than $1.4 billion into the region's economy when the world's fastest yachts take to San Francisco Bay in 2013. But the anticipated 5 million spectators – with 500,000 on "peak" days – will test the Bay Area's transportation network, sanitation systems and the environment...
San Francisco Examiner | July 15, 2011 | Sick of Sewage
Baykeeper’s campaign to compel sewer agencies to upgrade their crumbling underground pipes has been remarkably successful. The nonprofit group has pressured Bay Area agencies in Burlingame, Hillsborough, Millbrae, San Carlos, South San Francisco and elsewhere to invest in maintenance at an unprecedented rate.
San Francisco Bay Guardian | July 13, 2011 | America's Cup
Members of the public will have a chance to offer feedback on the massive draft environmental impact report (DEIR) for the America's Cup at the Planning Commision on August 11 -- one month from the date of the DEIR release, July 11.
The Almanac | May 30, 2011 | Sick of Sewage
In a partial resolution of a lawsuit by San Francisco Baykeeper against the West Bay Sanitary District, a federal court judge has found the district liable for 21 sewage overflows, each of more than 100 gallons, that entered Peninsula streams, including streams in Atherton, Woodside, Menlo Park and Portola Valley.
SF Chronicle | May 26, 2011 | Bay Recreation
The Bay Area is a good place for beachgoers to surf, swim and frolic in the waves, unless you're trying to do it on San Francisco's Baker Beach and a few other places where plumes of bacteria regularly flow into the ocean, according to a statewide beach report card released Wednesday.
San Jose Mercury News | May 25, 2011 | Sick of Sewage
Environmental nonprofit San Francisco Baykeeper won a summary judgment this week against West Bay Sanitary District in U.S. District Court, establishing the district's legal liability for 21 separate sewage spills into San Francisco Bay.
San Francisco Chronicle | May 24, 2011 | Sick of Sewage
A federal judge has found a Menlo Park sanitary district liable for 21 sewage spills into creeks and sloughs that drain into San Francisco Bay over a five-year period.
East Bay Express | April 8, 2011 | Sick of Sewage
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 untreated and partially treated sewage and have obtained...
The Bay Citizen | March 30, 2011 | America's Cup
The America’s Cup could spread something far more destructive across San Francisco Bay than tourists and fast-moving catamarans. While residents on Thursday will discover the extent of traffic and transit havoc that will be wrought by the event, environmentalists have been warning city and port officials that the regatta will provide an...