Latest Baykeeper News and Information

BK In The News: June 13, 2019
To celebrate non-profit Waterkeeper Alliance’s 20th anniversary, Culture Trip sent photographers across the globe to document 20 Waterkeepers along the rivers, lakes and canals they dedicate their lives to protecting... Sejal Choksi-Chugh fights to reduce agricultural pollution, industrial run-off...
BK In The News: June 13, 2019
More than seven million people and five-hundred wildlife species call the Bay Area home… so polluted water is not an option. But in a densely urban environment, clean water doesn’t just happen… it’s a daily battle. Meet Sejal Choksi-Chugh. As the San Francisco Baykeeper, she’s the driving force...
BK In The News: June 12, 2019
Bay Area residents aim to educate community about health, climate, spill risks from expansion proposal at Phillips 66’s San Francisco Refinery... Supporting organizations include 350 Bay Area, Amazon Watch, Fresh Air Vallejo, and San Francisco Baykeeper.
BK In The News: June 12, 2019
Traditional Chochenyo and Karkin Ohlone Lands (SAN FRANCISCO, CA) — A group of local residents today launched the Protect the Bay coalition to educate the Bay Area community about the expansion proposal at Phillips 66’s San Francisco Refinery in Rodeo to bring in more oil tankers and process more...
Blog Post: June 10, 2019
In 2013, the Vallejo Marine Terminal (VMT) and Orcem Cement company proposed to build a bulk shipping terminal and cement plant along the shores of Mare Island Strait, in northern San Francisco Bay. But that’s not all. In addition to handling polluting cement materials, the terminal also could be...
Blog Post: June 7, 2019
In 2010, a pipeline burst and spilled heavy crude oil into Michigan’s Kalamazoo River. Response agencies tried to clean up the heavy oil but gave up after five years and over a billion dollars spent. Almost a decade later, the oil remains at the bottom of the river and the ecosystem has yet to...
Blog Post: June 7, 2019
The threat of a destructive oil spill in the Bay is looming large. Oil companies are increasingly transporting heavy crude that’s virtually impossible to clean up once it sinks into a waterway. That’s why Baykeeper is sponsoring new state legislation, Assembly Bill 936, to improve California’s...
Monthly Column: June 4, 2019
As the dust settles from the whirlwind transition of the California governor’s office, it’s a relief that the new statehouse has squashed the Delta tunnels water project.  The proposal for massive twin tunnels through the Delta was an expensive infrastructure project—deceptively named “WaterFix”—...
Blog Post: May 30, 2019
Smelly sewer lines are not the only things that stink about Oakland’s sewage program. A new investigation has found that the city failed to report and respond to a number of raw sewage spills that ran into neighborhood streets and homes and ended up in storm drains flowing to San Francisco Bay. The...
BK In The News: May 30, 2019
By Ben Eichenberg, San Francisco Baykeeper Earlier this month, the state auditor released a report sharply critical of the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission’s lax enforcement efforts. BCDC is the regional agency created in 1965 to protect the bay from illegal filling,...

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