Latest Baykeeper News and Information

Monthly Column: December 22, 2020
“Nimble” is a word I use with​ ​pride to describe Baykeeper’s ability to rise to a challenge. And boy, did the world test us in 2020! In response to the global pandemic, our dedicated staff smoothly pivoted to remote work, and we expanded our pollution patrols to include drones. As wildfires...
Featured Stories: December 22, 2020
Cole Burchiel came to Baykeeper after spending time as a park ranger in Vermont; he was hiking the Appalachian trail when he got the call to interview. Now Cole manages Baykeeper’s signature Bay patrols, as well as our volunteer programs, scientific support for our legal team, and our Pollution...
Featured Stories: December 17, 2020
The East Bay Municipal Utility District issued an alert—Thursday, December 17, now updated—that there was a sewage spill in the Alameda Lagoon near Robert Davey Jr. Drive and Packet Landing Road. EBMUD is investigating the cause of the spill, and residenta are advised to stay out of the water until...
E News: December 17, 2020
*/ */ */ Monthly Update for December 2020 Army Corps pulls plug on dredging boondoggle The oil victory you might not know about Helping Biden hit the ground running Fighting Trump’s EPA—to the bitter end King Tides return to the Bay Area The world’s biggest bird count starts this week...
Blog Post: December 16, 2020
Sometimes when the Bay scores a big win, you might not be aware of it. There's not a fireworks show or a victory parade. Most often, the developer with a bad proposal or the industrial company with a harmful expansion plan just doesn't get that last permit approved. Their bad idea is rejected and...
BK In The News: December 15, 2020
... Staff attorney Nicole Sasaki welcomed Judge Mueller’s decision: “The violations on Point Buckler Island were both brazen and unapologetic, and inflicted severe damage on 30 acres of wetland.” She also commented on the role of the federal agencies: “It is heartening that EPA and DOJ diligently...
Blog Post: December 10, 2020
Last year, the US Army Corps of Engineers unveiled a plan to dredge a deeper shipping channel through San Francisco Bay to Stockton. The move itself wasn’t unusual since the Corps regularly dredges mud to clear shipping channels throughout the Bay and Delta. But the new plan had an ulterior motive...
BK In The News: December 7, 2020
As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise across California, environmentalists are concerned about another growing problem — pandemic-related trash... The San Francisco Bay Keeper patrols the Bay regularly to monitor “polluters and pollution.” And although representatives  say they do not...
BK In The News: December 1, 2020
A four-year battle over a plan to dredge 13 miles of waterways to clear San Francisco Bay for larger oil tankers ended Monday, with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers announcing it was scuttling the project... "This proposal is dead in the water, for all intents and purposes," said Sejal Choksi-Chugh...
BK In The News: December 1, 2020
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that it was terminating an ongoing study designed to improve navigation in a stretch of San Francisco Bay. The Corps cited funding concerns in its decision to withdraw the current efforts to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), while environmental...

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