Latest Baykeeper News and Information

Press Release: October 16, 2020
Oakland, CA — Baykeeper and the US Coast Guard reached an agreement today that requires the federal agency to make significant changes to reduce heavy metals and other pollutants from its Yerba Buena Island facility in San Francisco Bay. The agreement also requires the Coast Guard to put a civilian...
E News: October 15, 2020
*/ */ */ Monthly Update for October 2020 Judge rules that ponds are wet Patrolling for harmful algae blooms Short circuiting pollution to the Bay On the road to "de-paving" Alameda wetlands Get happy with Baykeeper on 10/21! Help stop trash in the Bay A note to our supporters,...
Press Release: October 14, 2020
Oakland, CA — Today, Donald Trump signed an executive order to form a "subcabinet" office of water policy, with a mandate of meeting the water demands of industrial agriculture and fracking. An executive order from Trump put Interior Secretary David Bernhardt and Environmental Protection Agency...
Blog Post: October 13, 2020
The Bay is literally surrounded by polluters of all shapes and sizes. Approximately 1,600 industrial facilities line the Bay and its tributaries. In the absence of pollution controls, these companies dump contaminants into storm drains, creeks, streets, and San Francisco Bay. So every year, our...
Featured Stories: October 10, 2020
Your voice is important, and it matters! Please be sure to vote on November 3. October 19 is your deadline to register to vote. Early voting starts October 5 - check here or with your local registrar for details.   The Bay's wildlife requires a healthy Bay ecosystem, and that means holding in check...
Featured Stories: October 6, 2020
October 5, 2020   Baykeeper v. US EPA: A legal victory for the Bay… and for common sense You read in our recent updates that Trump's EPA was bizarrely trying to claim that ponds aren't really water. Specifically, the EPA declared that the South Bay salt ponds are in fact dry land and don't...
BK In The News: October 6, 2020
A California federal judge tossed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's finding that salt ponds near San Francisco Bay are not covered by the Clean Water Act, instructing the agency to reconsider the issue and pointing toward a prior appeals court decision that called for regulation... San...
Press Release: October 6, 2020
Redwood City’s Salt Ponds are Protected by the Clean Water Act The historic salt ponds in Redwood City, owned by an affiliate of Cargill, Inc., are indeed waters of the United States and are protected by the Clean Water Act, according to a ruling by a federal court in San Francisco. The court ruled...
BK In The News: October 6, 2020
A federal judge decided yesterday that 1,356 acres of salt ponds east of Redwood City are subject to federal environmental protections, reversing a March 2019 decision by the Trump administration... California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and a group of environmental organizations including Save...
BK In The News: October 6, 2020
The owner of the Cargill Salt Ponds in Redwood City said it is “reviewing all options” after a federal judge ruled Monday that the 1,400-acre site — eyed for development for more than a decade — is protected under the Clean Water Act... The organizations — including Save the Bay, San Francisco...

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