Latest Baykeeper News and Information

BK In The News: June 30, 2020
Guest Commentary:  For more than a decade, California’s governors have pushed for “voluntary agreements” to establish rules for water diversions by major urban and agricultural water districts, and to redress their environmental impacts. Keep tabs on the latest California policy and politics news....
E News: June 25, 2020
*/ */ */ Monthly Update for June 2020 Oil rigs—in the Bay Area? Fighting toxic coal on multiple fronts Parks, yes. Police, no. Bay Nature honors Sejal as a "guardian of the Bay" Our Healthy Bay Challenge ends with a swimming record  Rosé for the Bay available for home delivery...
Blog Post: June 25, 2020
  Despite a declining demand for oil, the greedy fossil fuel industry is trying to push through as many new dirty projects as possible, including right here in the Bay Area. Contra Costa County recently fast-tracked an oil drilling project at a long-shuttered oil field. The site is in Brentwood,...
BK In The News: June 12, 2020
According to recent estimates, we can expect 48 inches of sea level rise on the San Francisco Bay by 2120. With that will come displacement of low-income residents, loss of vulnerable shoreline habitat, significant impacts on infrastructure...  Terra Verde host and Earth Island Journal Managing...
Blog Post: June 12, 2020
Today millions of people are taking to the streets across the country with the energizing spirit of Juneteenth, Freedom Day, the day that commemorates the end of slavery. These millions are protesting injustice and bearing witness to the racial oppression that has shattered Black lives for...
BK In The News: June 10, 2020
As the coronavirus creeps through the human population, causing social and economic turmoil, farmers discard vast quantities of food that they are abruptly unable to sell in the upended economy... "It's an incredibly self-serving position," said Jon Rosenfield, a senior scientist at San Francisco...
BK In The News: June 4, 2020
Over two years after Judge Vince Chhabria struck down the City of Oakland’s prohibition on handling and storage of coal at the former Oakland Army Base, the case was decided on appeal... “Protecting the Bay and Bay Area communities from dirty coal pollution has never been more important,” said Ben...
Blog Post: June 3, 2020
Shock. Despair. Action. People are lining the streets, filled with grief and rage, and justifiably lashing out against the institutional and systemic injustice burdening people of color – most especially Black lives. The senseless killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and Ahmaud...
BK In The News: June 1, 2020
The Sierra Club and San Francisco Baykeeper have moved to intervene as full parties in the lawsuits to defend the City of Richmond’s ordinance that phases out the storage and handling of coal and petroleum coke in the city...  The environmental legal organization Earthjustice is representing both...
Blog Post: May 29, 2020
  Most people don’t consider the Bay Area to be Coal Country, but over the last few years Big Coal has been using San Francisco Bay to stage and process millions of tons of dirty coal at the Port of Richmond. Big Coal has its greedy eyes on the Port of Oakland and the Vallejo shoreline, too...

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