Latest Baykeeper News and Information

BK In The News: November 12, 2020
In a win for activists, local communities won’t face threats from increasing crude oil tanker traffic as BAAQMD stops environmental review of marine terminal expansion... Supporting organizations include 350 Bay Area, Amazon Watch, Center for Biological Diversity, Friends of the Earth US, Fresh Air...
Featured Stories: November 11, 2020
When you think of holiday meals, Bay water quality probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But every year, home cooks inadvertently worsen sewage pollution in San Francisco Bay. Holiday cooking tends to generate a lot of fatty waste, in the form of leftover cooking oils and greasy pans....
Blog Post: November 7, 2020
We’re feeling grateful and relieved that millions across the country came together to choose Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, leaders who trust science and believe in protecting our health and environment. The week’s seemingly endless counting of votes made it clear that democracy works and our...
Blog Post: November 4, 2020
Nothing like a dramatically historic—and incomplete—election night to remind us all that it's still 2020. We've heard for weeks that we wouldn't immediately know the results of the election, but it's disconcerting nonetheless. With ballots still being counted in unsettled states across the...
BK In The News: October 31, 2020
Napa Sanitation District is marking a county-transfiguring anniversary—it formed 75 years ago to turn the Napa River from an “open cesspool” with raw sewage into a water recreation draw... “It’s unacceptable to trade clean water for better smelling air,” said Jonathan Kaplan of San Francisco...
Blog Post: October 29, 2020
We hold certain truths about nature to be self-evident: the sun rises in the east, gravity grounds us, tides ebb and flow, and the sky is blue. But leave it to 2020 to show us that even some of these truths can’t be relied on anymore. September's orange skies creeped me out—not in a scary...
BK In The News: October 28, 2020
Baykeeper, a nonprofit environmental watchdog organization that monitors Bay Area water quality, and the Richmond-based West County Toxics Coalition sued the city in 2006 for, they said, “spilling hundreds of thousands of gallons of raw sewage every year,” according to a Baykeeper press release......
Blog Post: October 27, 2020
Facebook has a simple fundraising tool that you can use to support Baykeeper’s critical work defending the Bay from the biggest threats and holding polluters accountable.  Make sure to set up your Giving Tuesday Facebook fundraiser before the day itself to give people plenty of time to donate. ...
BK In The News: October 23, 2020
Business, science and politics collide on contaminated sites... Another site Baykeeper told me it keeping an eye on is Selby Slag, a 66-acre state superfund site near Crockett that the nonprofit says is so polluted that ...
Featured Stories: October 16, 2020
Friday, October 16, 2020   US Coast Guard Legal Settlement with Baykeeper Finalized Today   Local Legal Action Yields Nationwide Water Protections     Oakland, CA — Baykeeper and the US Coast Guard reached an agreement today that requires the federal agency to make significant changes to reduce...

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