Baykeeper Updates Related to Bay Defense

Blog Post: March 23, 2021
California lawmakers are busily crafting new legislation, on important topics—here are the bills Baykeeper is supporting so far: Anti-Fracking Bill (SB 467, Wiener, Limón): Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is a dangerous fossil fuel extraction practice that has no place in our communities and no...
BK In The News: January 30, 2021
Rep. Jackie Speier, D-San Francisco/San Mateo, announced a bill on Thursday that seeks to use federal funding to improve the San Francisco Bay's environmental health... Within the past 150 years, 90 percent of the San Francisco Bay's wetlands have been destroyed due to human activity, according to...
Blog Post: January 23, 2021
Happy New Year—and happy new beginnings!  I know. We’re already four weeks into the new year. And you may be wondering if this note is a little overdue. So, I’ll be honest: I've been delaying sending you my best wishes. The first time I sat down to write you in December, I succumbed to 2020...
Blog Post: November 7, 2020
We’re feeling grateful and relieved that millions across the country came together to choose Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, leaders who trust science and believe in protecting our health and environment. The week’s seemingly endless counting of votes made it clear that democracy works and our...
Blog Post: November 4, 2020
Nothing like a dramatically historic—and incomplete—election night to remind us all that it's still 2020. We've heard for weeks that we wouldn't immediately know the results of the election, but it's disconcerting nonetheless. With ballots still being counted in unsettled states across the...
BK In The News: October 6, 2020
The owner of the Cargill Salt Ponds in Redwood City said it is “reviewing all options” after a federal judge ruled Monday that the 1,400-acre site — eyed for development for more than a decade — is protected under the Clean Water Act... The organizations — including Save the Bay, San Francisco...
Blog Post: September 3, 2020
Richmond’s Point Molate has been called "the crown jewel" of the East Bay shoreline, and is home to many rare plants and wildlife, as well as sites sacred to the Bay's indigenous people. Point Molate also sits under the shadow of one of the region’s biggest polluters, the Chevron oil refinery—and...
BK In The News: September 3, 2020
A Justice Department lawyer urged a federal judge Thursday to uphold the Trump administration’s finding that vast salt ponds slated for redevelopment along the San Francisco Bay are not protected “waters of the United States.”.. Other plaintiffs in the lawsuit include San Francisco Baykeeper,...
Blog Post: April 25, 2020
I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling a little disappointed that the 50th Earth Day came and went, and it didn't get nearly the fanfare it deserved. Especially at a time when environmental rollbacks are being snuck under the cover of COVID-19, polluters are feeling emboldened to skirt the law...
Blog Post: April 20, 2020
As we approach a very unusual Earth Day, I’m reminded more than ever how lucky we are to live in the Bay Area with all of our wonderful outdoor spaces. We can’t fully enjoy them right now, for the good of our community. But here at Baykeeper, we’re seeing that the threats to the Bay haven't...

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