Baykeeper Updates Related to Bay-Safe Industry

Blog Post: November 18, 2015
A bulk shipping port and cement plant proposed along the shores of Mare Island Strait in Vallejo could contaminate San Francisco Bay and nearby communities, Baykeeper recently told Vallejo city leaders. Baykeeper is particularly concerned that the terminal would be used to ship dirty fossil fuels...
Blog Post: October 5, 2015
Shamrock Materials, Inc. recently agreed to implement pollution controls at its San Rafael concrete production plant in order to protect San Francisco Bay from contaminated runoff. Baykeeper brought suit under the Clean Water Act based on the company’s reports of pollution in storm water running...
Press Release: October 2, 2015
For Immediate Release October 2, 2015 Contact: Roger Lin, Communities for a Better Environment, roger@cbecal.org, 510-302-0430 ext. 16 Miya Yoshitani, Asian Pacific Environmental Network,  miya@apen4ej.org, 510-834-8920 ext.306 Jess Dervin-Ackerman, Sierra Club SF Bay Chapter, jess.dervin-...
Monthly Column: September 1, 2015
What would the San Francisco Bay be like if toxic coal dust blew into its waters every day? Would fish grow abnormally? Would shellfish be laced with arsenic? Would toxic pollutants in fish harm people who rely on the Bay as a food source?  We could soon find out, if the export of coal from a...
Blog Post: July 8, 2015
Central Concrete Supply, a concrete manufacturing plant in San Jose, recently agreed to keep contaminated rainwater from running off the facility and into storm drains that empty into San Francisco Bay or into Bay tributaries. Instead, the plant will re-use the water for its operations. Baykeeper...
Blog Post: June 4, 2015
In the 27th victory for Baykeeper’s Bay-Safe Industry Campaign, Marin Sanitary Service in San Rafael recently agreed to improve its site to protect San Francisco Bay from contaminated runoff. Baykeeper brought suit under the Clean Water Act based on the company’s reports of pollution in storm water...
Blog Post: April 23, 2015
McHugh Auto Wrecking in Concord recently agreed to make significant changes to its site in order to keep the auto dismantler’s toxic runoff from polluting San Francisco Bay. Baykeeper brought suit under the Clean Water Act based on McHugh Auto Wrecking’s self-reported sampling of storm water...
Blog Post: April 10, 2015
In the 25th victory for Baykeeper’s Bay-Safe Industry Campaign, Cole Brothers Auto Wrecking, an auto dismantling facility in Oakland, recently agreed to implement controls to protect San Francisco Bay from the company’s contaminated runoff.  Cole Brothers had been allowing rain to come into contact...
Blog Post: February 9, 2015
Baykeeper reached an agreement with B2 Auto Dismantler, an autowrecking facility in San Jose, to clean up the company’s contaminated runoff to San Francisco Bay. B2 Auto Dismantler had been allowing rain to wash heavy metals off the site and into storm drains that lead to Guadalupe River and Coyote...
Blog Post: December 10, 2014
In the 23rd victory for Baykeeper’s Bay-Safe Industry Campaign, Syar Industries Napa Quarry recently agreed to keep contaminated storm water from running off its facility into Arroyo Creek, which flows to the Napa River, and then to San Francisco Bay. The agreement came in response to Baykeeper’s...

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