Baykeeper Press Releases

Amidst the Gulf Oil Disaster, Mayor Gavin Newsom and National Environmental Leaders Challenge Texas Oil Companies' Efforts to Kill California's Clean Energy Efforts
(Jun 23, 2010) Mayor Gavin Newsom, Sierra Club Chairman Carl Pope, and leaders from environmental organizations today challenged Texas oil companies for bankrolling a November ballot proposition that will repeal the state’s clean energy and clean air standards. The measure, which qualified for the ballot late yesterday, would repeal California's clean energy and clean air standards. The Texas-...
Environmental groups, San Francisco Bay Regional Water Board, and Maritime Administration reach settlement requiring clean-up of hazardous paint and decaying ships
(Mar 31, 2010) The U.S. Maritime Administration, the federal agency responsible for San Francisco Bay’s ghost fleet, has agreed to clean up and remove the abandoned and decaying ships from the Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet.A settlement agreement announced today resolves a long-running legal battle over the decaying fleet between MARAD and the Natural Resources Defense Council, Arc Ecology, San...
Pollution watchdog also files suit against San Bruno
(Feb 23, 2010) Frequent sewage spills in San Carlos will soon be reduced through a new agreement with San Francisco Baykeeper to make substantial improvements to sewage operations. The pollution watchdog group sued the City in December after investigations revealed that San Carlos spills thousands of gallons of raw sewage from its sewer lines every year in violation of the federal Clean Water Act...
East Bay cities held accountable for leaky sewage collection systems.
(Jan 28, 2010) Today, San Francisco Baykeeper filed a complaint in federal district court to join the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) enforcement action against six East Bay cities and one sewage district for illegal sewage spills. This enforcement action is the culmination of years of Baykeeper efforts to hold East Bay cities accountable for leaky sewage collection systems that...
Baykeeper Files Three New Lawsuits, Investigates Next Targets
(Dec 2, 2009) San Francisco Baykeeper filed three new lawsuits today to prevent sewage spills to San Francisco Bay from the City of Millbrae, the City of San Carlos and the West Bay Sanitation District. Baykeeper’s lawsuits against the South Bay entities are the latest in a string of Clean Water Act enforcement cases designed to improve wastewater management throughout the Bay Area. Over the past...
Flawed water management plans shortchange wildlife, Delta
(Nov 30, 2009) Conservation groups have appealed a decision to keep long-term water delivery contracts in California’s Central Valley that would result in years of damage to devastated salmon and other native fisheries, and fail to protect and restoreCalifornia’s largest estuary, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and San Francisco Bay. The appeal was filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the...
Baykeeper and East Bay Municipal Utility District urge residents not to put cooking oil and grease down the sink.
(Nov 25, 2009) Most people don’t realize that the preparation of rich holiday meals, and cleanup afterwards, can lead to sewage spills during the rainy season. Cooking foods like turkey and gravy creates fat, oil and grease that get washed down the drain during the cleanup of dishes, pots, pans and fryers. Over time, cooking oil and grease solidify into thick layers and build up on the inside of...
San Francisco Baykeeper Hosts Cleanup at India Basin Shoreline Park
(Sep 18, 2009) WHAT: Beach Cleanup at India Basin Shoreline Park WHEN: Saturday, September 19, 2009 (10 am to noon) WHERE: India Basin Shoreline Park in the Bayview/Hunters Point neighborhood (on Hunters Point Boulevard between Evans and Innes) WHY: Giving Help Where Help is Needed: San Francisco Baykeeper is hosting a beach cleanup at India Basin Shoreline Park to target the serious marine...
Intervention papers filed in federal court
(Aug 24, 2009) A broad coalition of fishing, environmental groups and tribes filed papers in federal court today defending California’s native salmon. The groups oppose legal efforts by commercial water users and large agricultural interests to overturn federal protections for salmon and other species. On June 4, 2009, the National Marine Fisheries Service released an 800-page plan (biological...
Fishermen, tribes, and conservationists hail decision to protect fish, jobs, and local communities
(Jun 4, 2009) Current operations of state and federal water projects in California’s Central Valley jeopardize endangered California Chinook salmon and steelhead populations, according to a biological opinion filed today by the National Marine Fisheries Service. Today’s announcement also finds that current water operations jeopardize killer whales, which rely on Sacramento River salmon as a major...

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