Baykeeper Updates Related to Legal Action

Monthly Column: January 2, 2019
I’m not a fan of my morning alarm disrupting my cozy slumber. But to be on time and prepared for my busy day, I need that wake-up call, no matter how jarring.  I write this with similar mixed feelings. No one likes an alarmist, but this new year, all of us snoozing unaware around San Francisco Bay...
BK In The News: October 26, 2017
Oakland has one of the worst rates among Bay Area cities for garbage going into the ocean.. After San Jose failed to address its trash and sewage problem, the environmental advocacy group San Francisco Baykeeper sued the city for violating the federal Clean Water Act. The city is now paying more...
BK In The News: May 30, 2017
A deluge of trash is flowing through Oakland’s storm drains and depositing so much litter in San Francisco Bay that regulators are threatening to levy fines... A path Estes would like to avoid is one followed by San Jose, which last June agreed to pay $100 million over the next decade to settle a...
Featured Stories: October 15, 2012
October 18 is the 40th anniversary of the federal Clean Water Act. The landmark law has been a powerful tool for cleaning up waterways, but it has also repeatedly come under attack from polluters. When Congress passed the law in 1972, U.S. water quality was at an all-time low. A symbol of the...
Monthly Column: June 1, 2012
In the 1960s and early 70s, San Francisco Bay just plain stank. Raw or partly treated sewage entered the Bay in 83 places. Refineries, smelters, pesticide manufacturers and other industrial facilities pumped their waste directly into the Bay. The Bay Area wasn’t alone. Across the nation, water...
BK In The News: November 19, 2010
The environmental stewards at San Francisco Baykeeper recently sued San Mateo County over a dirty little secret: the waste that you flush down the drain doesn't always get treated. Sometimes, it's pumped right out into the bay.
BK In The News: November 18, 2010
A watchdog group’s legal campaign to reduce overflows from public sewer systems is forcing San Mateo County agencies to make millions of dollars in upgrades that are pushing sewer rates higher. San Francisco Baykeeper filed eight lawsuits against county agencies during the past two years for...
BK In The News: August 2, 2010
Starting next July, sewer rates for residents within the Richmond Municipal Sewer District will go up 5 percent annually until July 2014.  In 2006, Baykeeper filed a lawsuit stating that the city of Richmond had been spilling hundreds of thousands of gallons of raw sewage into the bay every...
Press Release: July 14, 2010
Frequent sewage spills in Millbrae will soon be dramatically reduced through a new agreement between San Francisco Baykeeper and the City of Millbrae. The pollution watchdog group sued the City last December after public records revealed that Millbrae spills thousands of gallons of raw sewage...
Press Release: February 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...

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