Latest Baykeeper News and Information

Blog Post: May 14, 2020
Late Monday, a federal judge in Fresno temporarily stopped the Trump administration from further hurting the Bay's endangered fish. Trump's plan weakens Delta water export rules to send even more water to industrial agricultur​e​ in the Central Valley. But after an emergency hearing the judge...
E News: May 14, 2020
Monthly Update for May 2020 Court halts Trump water grab – for now New shoreline development under the shadow of Chevron Our annual Bay celebration has gone virtual Drink rosé for a healthy Bay Thank you to our amazing supporters! Celebrating our #beautifulSFBay Baykeeper on patrol...
BK In The News: May 13, 2020
The conflict over California water, often compared to a war, rather resembles a geological process. As along an earthquake fault, surface spasms come and go... “It abandons the state’s responsibility to protect endangered species,” said Jon Rosenfield of San Francisco Baykeeper.
Blog Post: May 10, 2020
Schools are shuttered through the summer, and summer camps will likely be closed, too. Quarantine fatigue has set in around my house. While homeschooling comes with lots of challenges, there’s been at least one unexpected personal delight: my kids have become more engaged in my work than ever...
Blog Post: May 8, 2020
Richmond’s Point Molate has been called "the crown jewel” of the East Bay shoreline. It sits under the shadow of one of the region’s biggest polluters, the Chevron oil refinery—and now, Point Molate is the target of a new development plan that would be disastrous both for the Bay and Richmond...
Blog Post: May 1, 2020
The pandemic has shut down the global demand for fossil fuels. That means Bay Area refineries can't process all the crude oil that’s already loaded on tankers and coming our way. It's estimated that the oil tankers currently along the West Coast are carrying enough crude oil to meet as much as ...
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...
BK In The News: April 22, 2020
As San Franciscans sheltered in place this past March, they were joined by an unusual number of gray whales, holing up in San Francisco Bay... Earth Day is also Ocean Day, and if you’re looking for a drink today, consider a Baykeeper IPA. It’s a collaboration between Anchor Brewing and San...
BK In The News: April 21, 2020
The San Francisco Bay’s rich ecosystem is collapsing—and the region’s liberal leaders bear part of the blame... “The fisheries for Chinook salmon, starry flounder, and other species are collapsing,” said Jon Rosenfield, a senior scientist at San Francisco Baykeeper, a water quality organization....
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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