Baykeeper Updates Related to Toxic Pollutants

Blog Post: October 17, 2018
People who eat fish caught in San Francisco Bay are exposed to toxic substances because polluters regularly contaminate the Bay with dangerous substances like mercury, dioxins, and PCBs.  The Bay Area is home to native tribes whose members follow traditional fishing practices and people who...
BK In The News: September 26, 2018
Angling from boats or Bay shorelines remains a popular pastime, and even a source of subsistence...  Still, says Ian Wren, a staff scientist with the nonprofit San Francisco Baykeeper, cities bordering the Bay should make better use of swales, infiltration basins, and other landscape features to...
BK In The News: September 12, 2018
Anti-coal activists protested outside a "responsible investment" panel discussion in San Francisco today... Oakland is currently appealing the decision and briefs in the case are due at the end of October, according to Erica Maharg, an attorney with San Francisco Baykeeper who is working on the...
Featured Stories: July 11, 2018
Baykeeper recently hosted two National Geographic researchers aboard the Baykeeper boat for two days of collecting samples of plastic pollution in San Francisco Bay. The data from the samples will be compiled for National Geographic’s multi-year Planet or Plastic? initiative. U.C. Santa Cruz ocean...
Featured Stories: July 3, 2018
Fireworks can cause significant pollution. They are often set off over water, because setting them off over land creates a risk of fire. (Some communities ban them over lakes used as drinking water sources because of pollution concerns.) After two Super Bowl fireworks shows over San Francisco Bay...
Blog Post: June 19, 2018
Baykeeper is heading back to court to prevent coal pollution in San Francisco Bay. We're filing a court appeal in support of Oakland's ban on coal storage and handling. A US District court judge recently upheld a plan to export coal through a new terminal on the Oakland shoreline. Our appeal of...
BK In The News: June 14, 2018
The city of Oakland filed an appeal yesterday in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in an effort to salvage its coal ban... The Sierra Club and Baykeeper, two environmental groups that supported the coal ban, have also indicated that they plan to contest Chhabria's decision.
BK In The News: May 24, 2018
Unknown perpetrators have thrown at least two electric motor scooters into San Francisco Bay, according to an environmental watchdog group.  San Francisco Baykeeper, a nonprofit guarding the bay from pollution since 1989, recently held e-scooter company Lime to task on social media, asking the...
BK In The News: May 17, 2018
When a federal judge struck down Oakland’s ban on coal shipments this week, it represented a setback for environmental advocates... “It doesn’t mean we are going to have coal trains going through Oakland,” says Erica Maharg, managing attorney for San Francisco Baykeeper.
BK In The News: May 15, 2018
A federal judge has struck down Oakland's ban on coal shipments through a planned bulk cargo facility adjacent to the Bay Bridge... “This is a sad day for Oakland,” said Erica Maharg, managing attorney for San Francisco Baykeeper. “We know that the proposed coal export terminal will have...

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