Latest Baykeeper News and Information

BK In The News: March 30, 2011
The America’s Cup could spread something far more destructive across San Francisco Bay than tourists and fast-moving catamarans. While residents on Thursday will discover the extent of traffic and transit havoc that will be wrought by the event, environmentalists have been warning city and port...
Blog Post: March 23, 2011
Baykeeper has received word that there has been a small oil spill near the Richmond Long Wharf, the main pier for the Chevron Refinery. Chevron estimates the spill is approximately half a barrel (21 gallons) and is fully contained. The Marine Spill Response Corporation is now responding to the...
Blog Post: March 23, 2011
Baykeeper is advocating for improvements to the State Water Board's revisions to their Sediment Quality Objectives, guidelines which are intended to result in the identification and cleanup of toxic hot spots throughout California's bays and estuaries – the largest of which is San Francisco Bay....
Featured Stories: March 16, 2011
For the first time in ten years, the State Water Board is renewing regulations that govern pollution from California's interstates and highways. Baykeeper is fighting for a strong policy to control this major source of pollution to the state's waterways. Caltrans is responsible under the Clean...
BK In The News: March 16, 2011
A federal court has ordered seven municipal sewage systems to upgrade leaky facilities which have spewed millions of gallons of sewage into San Francisco Bay this winter.
BK In The News: March 16, 2011
East Bay cities will speed sewer system improvements under an agreement announced Tuesday that is the latest in a decades-long drive to slow the flow of raw sewage into San Francisco Bay.
BK In The News: March 16, 2011
Federal regulators have ordered six East Bay cities and one sanitary district to replace aging, cracked pipes responsible for flushing 125 million gallons of raw and partially treated sewage into San Francisco Bay this winter.
BK In The News: March 15, 2011
The South San Francisco city council approved a settlement last Thursday with local environmental group San Francisco Baykeeper to reduce the city's sewage spill rate into the Bay.
E News: March 15, 2011
Welcome to San Francisco Baykeeper's March E-News Victory! New Agreements to Fix Sewage Systems in Ten Cities Baykeeper Helps Green the America's Cup Pop-Up Wine Trunk Show to Benefit Baykeeper, Thurs, March 31 Baykeeper Launches Plastic Monitoring Program in the Bay Fight Invasive Kelp in the...
Press Release: March 15, 2011
(Bay Area, CA) San Francisco Baykeeper, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Water Boards today announced an agreement in a lawsuit over illegal sewage spills by seven East Bay municipalities. The resulting enforceable Court Order requires major improvements to the...