Latest Baykeeper News and Information

BK In The News: May 15, 2019
By SEJAL CHOKSI CHUGH As the dust settles from the whirlwind transition of the California governor’s office, it’s a relief to see that the new statehouse has squashed the massive Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta tunnels water project. Conservation, fishing, and community groups welcomed the...
BK In The News: May 3, 2019
For the third time in the last five years, Phillips 66 plans to pay to settle accusations that its Rodeo refinery released chlorine into San Pablo Bay... "These chlorine discharges are very serious for fish and other aquatic life in the area," said Erica Maharg, managing attorney at San Francisco...
Monthly Column: May 2, 2019
A new proposal by the Trump administration poses a big threat to San Francisco Bay and to local drinking water.  If it’s adopted, the rule would erase Clean Water Act protections for streams and creeks that flow only when it rains or when the winter snow melts. A polluter would be free to...
BK In The News: April 30, 2019
... Anchor Brewing Company’s roots date back to the California Gold Rush, making it one of America’s oldest breweries, and its Anchor Steam beer has been a San Francisco icon since 1896. Earlier this year, the legendary brewery released Baykeeper IPA, a bright and citrusy IPA made in collaboration...
BK In The News: April 26, 2019
The eviction notices came during the night, left in mailboxes, and tied to boats in plastic bags. For many at the Emeryville Marina, the wave of evictions were a surprise... Baykeeper, an organization that helps monitor the Bay’s ecosystem, has documented evidence of boaters polluting the Bay with...
Featured Stories: April 24, 2019
Thirty years ago, media reports warned that San Francisco Bay was dying. Anti-pollution laws were not being enforced. Polluters were dumping waste into the Bay with no fear of detection. In 1989, research scientist Dr. Michael Herz determined that the Bay needed a defender—and founded San Francisco...
E News: April 17, 2019
Baykeeper's upcoming Earth Day events, a new hotline tip about sludge pollution, Trump's latest attack on the Clean Water Act, and more Monthly Update for April 2019 Beat cops of the Bay Fish out of water: debunking Bay-Delta water myths New Trump proposal poses danger to the Bay Tipster...
Blog Post: April 17, 2019
A new proposal from the Trump administration poses a big threat to San Francisco Bay and to local drinking water. If it’s adopted, the rule could erase Clean Water Act protections for streams and creeks that flow only when it rains or when the winter snow melts. A polluter could be free to...
Blog Post: April 16, 2019
Baykeeper Field Investigator Sienna Courter was out on the patrol boat recently with Dr. Katlin Bowman for a new round of microplastics sampling in the Bay. The sampling is for a National Geographic study that will help answer critical questions about the relationship between mercury...
Blog Post: April 15, 2019
Bay Area roadways, as we’ve all seen firsthand, are heavily littered with trash. And most of the trash you see along the highway is headed right for San Francisco Bay. That’s because Caltrans, the agency responsible for keeping freeways and highways clean, has been failing to do their job. Caltrans...

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