Latest Baykeeper News and Information

BK In The News: August 11, 2020
Earlier this year, Contra Costa County was poised to approve new oil and gas wells near neighborhoods in Brentwood... Leading environmental organizations like Sierra Club, 350 Bay Area, SF Baykeeper, Center for Biological Diversity and more worked with a new and powerful group of local activists...
BK In The News: August 3, 2020
The Ninth Circuit on Monday stood by its decision that Oakland, California, cannot ban a cargo-shipping terminal developer's proposed coal operation based on health and safety concerns... No other Ninth Circuit judge requested a vote on the en banc rehearing bids by Oakland, the Sierra Club and San...
Blog Post: July 30, 2020
It's hard to believe we’re into month five of the coronavirus shutdown. These final days of summer are blending together, and some days are easier than others.  To keep our spirits up, my family shares what we're grateful for each night. The kids surprise us, expressing gratitude for intangibles...
BK In The News: July 20, 2020
State water regulators have issued a $285,000 penalty against the Phillips 66 refinery... "Industrial wastewater, especially from an oil refinery, can contain pollutants like toxic heavy metals and petroleum waste that are harmful to the Bay, wildlife, and people," said Sejal Choksi-Chugh,...
BK In The News: July 20, 2020
The Ninth Circuit wrongly said that Oakland can't ban a cargo shipping terminal developer's proposed coal operation based on health and safety concerns... The Sierra Club and San Francisco Baykeeper are represented by Colin C. O'Brien, Adrienne Bloch, Heather M. Lewis and Marie E. Logan of...
E News: July 17, 2020
Monthly Update for July 2020 Meet Osprey, our new investigator! New legal battle to ban coal in Oakland Crab lines are killing whales A "watershed" moment for Bay-Delta flows Baykeeper’s Board Chair passes the baton Drink rosé—for the Bay! Celebrating our #beautifulSFBay Meet Osprey...
Blog Post: July 14, 2020
Crab fishing gear can be deadly. In increasing numbers, whales and sea turtles are being ensnared and injured in crab lines and drowning. The National Marine Fisheries Service has recorded deaths involving crabbing gear of creatures protected under the Endangered Species Act, including humpback...
Press Release: July 9, 2020
In May this year, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled to block the City of Oakland's authority to stop coal pollution within its own city limits. Today, San Francisco Baykeeper and the Sierra Club -- through their attorneys at Earthjustice -- filed a request asking the court to reconsider its...
BK In The News: July 7, 2020
Many official Fourth of July celebrations in the Bay Area were canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.... In addition to the city, Oaklanders can also contact the non-profit organization SF Baykeeper at 1-800-Keep-Bay. The Oakland-based watchdog organization works to maintain good water...
BK In The News: July 7, 2020
Las calles de Oakland están llenas de los desechos de las celebraciones del 4 de Julio. Aquí se le explica cómo limpiar de manera segura... “Los fuegos artificiales generalmente contienen metales como el plomo y el cobre y otros desechos como el plástico y el cartón,” dijo Sejal Choksi-Chugh,...

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