Baykeeper Updates Related to Vessel Pollution

BK In The News: April 26, 2019
The eviction notices came during the night, left in mailboxes, and tied to boats in plastic bags. For many at the Emeryville Marina, the wave of evictions were a surprise... Baykeeper, an organization that helps monitor the Bay’s ecosystem, has documented evidence of boaters polluting the Bay with...
Column: April 1, 2012
With Opening Day on the way, and the America’s Cup around the corner, lots of folks—including Baykeeper—are busy with spring boat maintenance, all in preparation for a special boating season. After a (second) four-year stint with silicone-based epoxy hull paint, our 19’ C-Dory catamaran (with...
Blog Post: March 12, 2012
Pollution from large vessels needs to be tightly regulated and the results publicly accessible, Baykeeper recently told the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA is updating the national Vessel General Permit, which regulates many sources of pollution from commercial ships over 79...
Column: March 1, 2012
Can one boater make a difference? Consider this: A weekend boater flushing untreated sewage into San Francisco Bay produces the same bacterial pollution as 10,000 people whose sewage passes through a treatment plant. One marina operator can make a big difference, too. At Sausalito’s Galilee Harbor...
Blog Post: February 17, 2012
Cruise ships and other large vessels will no longer be allowed to dump their sewage into the water within three miles of California’s coast, including anywhere in San Francisco Bay or the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. The prohibition is contained in a new rule announced last week by the U.S....
Column: May 2, 2011
First, a sewage spill update: since I wrote last month about our annual Bay Area winter sewage spills, the number of gallons of sewage spilled has doubled! After a very rainy March, we can now say that nearly a quarter billion gallons of raw or undertreated sewage have entered San Francisco Bay and...
Blog Post: February 16, 2011
Feb 16 Update: The barge has been safely moved from where it ran aground yesterday off Marina Green. Check out yesterday's news coverage of Baykeeper on the scene: Update: The sheen on the water around the barge is reportedly a small amount of engine oil, and the barge's fuel tanks were not...
Column: August 1, 2010
Summertime is here and if you’re like me, you’re spending more time on the water with longer, warmer days. As Bay Area residents flock to recreational hotspots along our shorelines, they may be unaware that their boating plans can have an impact on the Bay’s environment. Whether you’re in...
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