Latest Baykeeper News and Information

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.  ...
BK In The News: February 25, 2021
The possibility of ever putting 8,000 to 12,000 homes on the salt ponds east of Redwood City appeared to die today when the Biden administration’s Environmental Protection Agency declared the area is protected under the Clean Water Act. The decision reversed the stance of the Trump administration,...
BK In The News: February 25, 2021
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Friday it won't appeal a federal court decision tossing its finding that San Francisco area salt ponds aren't subject to the Clean Water Act, which opponents charged would let developers bypass regulation. The EPA's decision comes months after a...
BK In The News: February 25, 2021
On Feb. 9, an oil spill at the Chevron refinery in Richmond released approximately 600 gallons of oil into the San Francisco Bay. The oil spilled for at least two hours before it was stopped and a single containment boom was deployed to initiate clean-up. Many Richmond residents say that response...

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