Latest Baykeeper News and Information

Press Release: July 11, 2011
San Francisco – More than 30 environmental groups greeted today’s release of the America’s Cup Draft Environmental Impact Report with guarded optimism. The groups said they had worked with the City on analyzing potential environmental impacts to the Bay and San Francisco waterfront from...
E News: July 8, 2011
E-News Update for July 2011...
Blog Post: July 8, 2011
The U.S. Senate is now considering a bill that would exempt pesticide protections from the Clean Water Act. The bill passed the Agricultural Committee two weeks ago, but several Democratic Senators have expressed opposition, and now California Senator Barbara Boxer has put a hold on the bill so...
Featured Stories: July 8, 2011
The U.S. House of Representatives is considering new legislation that would drastically weaken the power of the Clean Water Act to protect waterways from pollution. Please take action to help defeat this bill – complete this form to urge your U.S. Representative to stand up for the Clean Water...
Featured Stories: July 8, 2011
From the July 2011 edition of Bay Crossings America’s 33-year wait for the FDA to publish rules on sunscreen labeling ended in June—just in time for the apparent end of the rainy season. The new rules go into effect next year and will provide clear guidance for the most part on sunscreen...
Monthly Column: July 2, 2011
America’s 33-year wait for the FDA to publish rules on sunscreen labeling ended in June—just in time for the apparent end of the rainy season. The new rules go into effect next year and will provide clear guidance for the most part on sunscreen manufacturers’ claims about effectiveness. Until...
Blog Post: June 30, 2011
Baykeeper has secured stronger regulations on the Shell Oil marine terminal used for delivering oil to and from tanker ships. The terminal, located adjacent to the Shell Oil Refinery on the south side of the Carquinez Strait in Martinez, annually hosts 400 ships and processes 48 million barrels of...
Blog Post: June 29, 2011
Last week, the California State Lands Commission (CSLC) unanimously voted to renew the lease for Shell Oil's oil-receiving and exporting marine terminal, allowing the company to continue its operations there for the next 30 years. Concurrent with the lease renewal, the CSLC also certified the final...
Blog Post: June 28, 2011
Baykeeper recently voiced concerns to the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board over new storm water and wastewater discharge regulations for the USS-POSCO Industries steel finishing plant in Pittsburg, California. Based on our comments, the Regional Board has elected to strengthen...
Blog Post: June 27, 2011
The State Water Resources Control Board has approved new management measures aimed at reducing methylmercury pollution in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Estuary and the Yolo Bypass, with the ultimate goal of making fish caught in the Delta safe to eat. This Total Maximum Daily Load (or TMDL) has...

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