Latest Baykeeper News and Information

Press Release: May 29, 2020
  Richmond, CA — Today, the Sierra Club and San Francisco Baykeeper moved to interevene 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, and also filed an accompanying motion to dismiss the...
Press Release: May 26, 2020
  Oakland, CA — Today, 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 by three Ninth Circuit judges. The judges heard oral arguments on the appeal by the City of...
BK In The News: May 26, 2020
The Ninth Circuit refused Tuesday to let the city of Oakland ban coal shipments from a new terminal... The city, which appealed Chhabria’s ruling along with the Sierra Club and San Francisco Baykeeper, argued that the judge should have deferred to their experts’ assessments about pollution and...
Blog Post: May 24, 2020
With news of pending plans to reopen businesses around the state, I’ve started daydreaming about the little things I’m looking forward to once the pandemic is over. While dining out and happy hours with friends top my wish list, I’m also looking forward to getting out on the Bay again. There’s...
Blog Post: May 14, 2020
Late Monday, a federal judge in Fresno temporarily stopped the Trump administration from further hurting the Bay's endangered fish. The Trump' administration's plan weakens Delta water export rules to send even more water to industrial agricultur​e​ in the Central Valley. But after an emergency...
E News: May 14, 2020
Monthly Update for May 2020 Court halts Trump water grab – for now New shoreline development under the shadow of Chevron Our annual Bay celebration has gone virtual Drink rosé for a healthy Bay Thank you to our amazing supporters! Celebrating our #beautifulSFBay Baykeeper on patrol...
BK In The News: May 13, 2020
The conflict over California water, often compared to a war, rather resembles a geological process. As along an earthquake fault, surface spasms come and go... “It abandons the state’s responsibility to protect endangered species,” said Jon Rosenfield of San Francisco Baykeeper.
Blog Post: May 10, 2020
Schools are shuttered through the summer, and summer camps will likely be closed, too. Quarantine fatigue has set in around my house. While homeschooling comes with lots of challenges, there’s been at least one unexpected personal delight: my kids have become more engaged in my work than ever...
Blog Post: May 8, 2020
Richmond’s Point Molate has been called "the crown jewel” of the East Bay shoreline. It sits under the shadow of one of the region’s biggest polluters, the Chevron oil refinery—and now, Point Molate is the target of a new development plan that would be disastrous both for the Bay and Richmond...
Blog Post: May 1, 2020
The pandemic has shut down the global demand for fossil fuels. That means Bay Area refineries can't process all the crude oil that’s already loaded on tankers and coming our way. It's estimated that the oil tankers currently along the West Coast are carrying enough crude oil to meet as much as ...

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