Latest Baykeeper News and Information

Blog Post: October 16, 2017
This coming rainy season, there will be less pollution in San Francisco Bay. Thanks to Baykeeper’s Bay-Safe Industry Campaign, 26 industrial facilities that used to contaminate San Francisco Bay in wet weather have now cleaned up their toxic runoff. Baykeeper’s science and legal team initially...
Blog Post: October 12, 2017
Recent severe storms in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico have left tragic trails of destruction along coastal areas. This devastation serves as a vital reminder of the need to prepare for flooding—and how big the threats are to San Francisco Bay. One of the most alarming reports out of the Houston...
Featured Stories: October 5, 2017
For San Francisco Bay, the rainy season can bring a surge of pollution from sewage. Often the cause is the cooking and cleanup of rich foods, particularly holiday meals. Cooking rich foods like turkey, roasts, gravy, and desserts creates fats, oil, and grease that get washed down the drain during...
Monthly Column: October 3, 2017
The oil company Phillips 66 wants to increase the number of tanker ships carrying crude oil across San Francisco Bay to its refinery—from 59 to 135 tankers per year. More than doubling the number of oil tankers would increase the risk of oil spills in the Bay. Oil spilled in the water can kill...
BK In The News: September 29, 2017
The oil company Phillips 66 wants to increase the number of tanker ships carrying crude oil across San Francisco Bay to its refinery in Rodeo — from 59 to 135 tankers per year... Baykeeper, a nonprofit advocating for the health of the Bay ecosystem, is working alongside community and environmental...
BK In The News: September 29, 2017
The Center for Biological Diversity, Bay Institute, Natural Resources Defense Council and San Francisco Baykeeper filed the suit in California Superior Court in Sacramento, represented by the nonprofit environmental law firm Earthjustice.
BK In The News: September 29, 2017
... Wine & Spirits magazine just named its Top 100 Wineries of 2017 and Ravenswood Winery will be honored among others in the Wine & Spirits 14th Annual event on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at City View in the Metreon in San Francisco, all to benefit San Francisco Baykeeper.
Blog Post: September 26, 2017
We’re very proud to announce that the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation has awarded San Francisco Baykeeper a new grant through the foundation’s Marine Life and Oceans program. Baykeeper will receive $190,000 to help protect San Francisco Bay from contamination and build resilience to climate change in...
Press Release: September 25, 2017
SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Conservation groups have sued the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to challenge the legality of a state permit that would allow the controversial Delta tunnels project to kill endangered salmon and other imperiled fish protected by the state’s Endangered Species Act....
Featured Stories: September 20, 2017
Baykeeper’s Bay-Safe Industry Campaign is making rapid progress. We launched the campaign in 2012, and have so far secured legally-binding agreements requiring 39 industrial facilities to implement controls to keep toxic pollution from contaminating San Francisco Bay. These 39 victories include...

Pages