Latest Baykeeper News and Information

Blog Post: September 1, 2020
California Coastal Cleanup Day is the state's largest effort to remove trash on beaches and shorelines, bringing out tens of thousands of volunteers every year. Because of COVID-19, this year's cleanups will be different. Volunteers around the state will be organizing their own household cleanups...
Press Release: September 1, 2020
REDWOOD CITY, California, September 1, 2020: Neighborhood groups, conservation, wildlife, and climate sustainability organizations, and even a public agency, joined forces today to issue an urgent and united call for Redwood City to include specific, actionable steps in their 2030 Climate Action...
BK In The News: August 31, 2020
... The section of the estuary where the spill took place, the Oakland Inner Harbor, is already on a Clean Water Act watch list because it's contaminated with bacteria from human waste, notes Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director of San Francisco Baykeeper.
BK In The News: August 27, 2020
A federal judge on Thursday advanced three lawsuits claiming a Bay Area city’s ban on the handling and storage of coal and petroleum coke is based on faulty science, preempted by federal laws and interferes with foreign and interstate commerce... The judge also granted a motion by two environmental...
BK In The News: August 26, 2020
For 16 years, the Top 100 Tasting in San Francisco has brought together winemakers, importers, distributors, retailers, restaurateurs and wine-savvy consumers for a night of exceptional wine, food and celebration... As in the past, the event will also support NY/NJ Baykeeper and San Francisco...
E News: August 21, 2020
Monthly Update for August 2020 50,000 gallons of raw sewage Speaking up for a jewel of the East Bay Help us reach 50 trash cleanups for the Bay Being a good Bay neighbor Victory against Brentwood oil drilling #beautifulSFBay—from above! A note to our supporters, allies, and...
Featured Stories: August 15, 2020
OAKLAND – An unexpected power outage on Friday included the West Oakland area where the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) Main Wastewater Treatment Plant is located, which caused failure of major equipment at the wastewater plant resulting in a sewer back-up and release of 50,000 gallons...
Press Release: August 15, 2020
OAKLAND – An unexpected power outage on Friday included the West Oakland area where the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) Main Wastewater Treatment Plant is located, which caused failure of major equipment at the wastewater plant resulting in a sewer back-up and release of 50,000 gallons...
BK In The News: August 15, 2020
People are being advised to stay out of the Oakland Estuary after it flooded with sewage early Saturday morning... Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director of the environmental advocacy group San Francisco Baykeeper, said "wildlife are already exposed to way too much industrial waste and urban...
Blog Post: August 13, 2020
Last summer, when Baykeeper scientists reviewed pollution data from across the Bay Area, one facility stood out. Lab results from PJ’s Rebar revealed that its Fremont facility had been releasing stormwater runoff contaminated with heavy metals, nitrogen, and other pollutants. This toxic runoff then...

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