Latest Baykeeper News and Information

BK In The News: March 17, 2021
Interview with Sejal Choksi-Chugh, Executive Director of Baykeeper on Robert Handa's Asian Pacific America Program.
BK In The News: March 16, 2021
The air was still in early January when my father and I took his kayak onto the waters of San Rafael’s Canal neighborhood. Thin layers of oil floated on the water. Occasionally a plastic bottle or tennis ball bobbed by. The sky was overcast, a drab blue-gray that nearly matched the color of the...
Press Release: March 15, 2021
Oakland—Every year, San Francisco Baykeeper honors outstanding groups and individuals with the Blue Rivet Award, recognizing their contributions to defending the Bay. Just like the rivets of the Golden Gate Bridge, which join the structure together, the Blue Rivet Awardees represent the web of...
BK In The News: March 14, 2021
Local political leaders and a dozen Bay Area environmental groups are urging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to reject a permit proposal for an exploratory natural gas drilling project in Suisun Marsh... In a Feb. 26 letter opposing the project sent to the Army Corps of Engineers on behalf of a...
BK In The News: March 3, 2021
It could take as long as six months before people in Richmond know what caused a Chevron pipeline to leak hundreds of gallons of a diesel product into San Francisco Bay in February. An independent firm will investigate what caused a quarter-inch hole to open in the line, allowing 500 to 750...
BK In The News: March 1, 2021
The Biden administration has sided with environmentalists in their long-running battle with Cargill Salt over whether an expansive property on the shoreline of San Francisco Bay in Redwood City can be developed. In the latest chapter of a saga that has played out for 12 years with potentially...
BK In The News: February 28, 2021
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday abandoned its appeal of a federal judge’s ruling last year that a sprawling collection of Redwood City salt ponds is protected from development under provisions of the Clean Water Act. The move brings to an end the federal government’s attempts —...
BK In The News: February 26, 2021
The EPA withdrew its appeal of a federal judge’s finding that the agency had mistakenly determined that the salt ponds were not part of the “waters of the United States.”
BK In The News: February 26, 2021
SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday backed down from its stance that the Redwood City salt ponds are not protected by the Clean Water Act, signaling a change in the Biden administration’s direction on environmental issues.
Press Release: February 26, 2021
Victory for Salt Ponds, San Francisco Bay—and for Common Sense   The EPA today abandoned a Trump-era attempt to remove federal Clean Water Act protections from the South Bay salt ponds, which would have facilitated property owner Cargill selling off the wetlands to be paved over and developed.  ...

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