Latest Baykeeper News and Information

BK In The News: May 15, 2018
A federal judge in San Francisco today struck down an attempt by the city of Oakland to ban the shipment of up to 5 million metric tons of coal per year through a planned terminal at the former Oakland Army Base... The Sierra Club and San Francisco Baykeeper, which were allowed by Chhabria to join...
Blog Post: May 14, 2018
In the 43rd victory for Baykeeper’s Bay-Safe Industry Campaign, The Newark Group, Inc., a San Jose paper recycling facility, has agreed to prevent contaminated rainwater from running off its San Jose site and into San Francisco Bay. The runoff from Newark’s recycling facility has been contaminated...
Blog Post: May 11, 2018
In Baykeeper’s latest victory to stop industrial pollution in San Francisco Bay, Deal Auto Company, located in Contra Costa County near Richmond, has agreed to prevent contaminated rainwater from running off its site and into San Francisco Bay. A used auto parts business, Deal Auto Company had a...
Blog Post: May 11, 2018
A private luxury marina proposed for development at Clipper Cove on Treasure Island will damage wildlife habitat and harm public access to one of San Francisco Bay’s most protected sailing areas, Baykeeper recently told the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Baykeeper is advocating against the...
BK In The News: May 7, 2018
OAKLAND, Calif. - Miracles of Faith Rev. Greggory L. Brown can’t forget one Thanksgiving weekend when it seemed as though biblical-sized floods had deluged his church... The “consent decree” that Oakland is bound to is a legal agreement the city signed after being sued by the EPA and the nonprofit...
BK In The News: May 3, 2018
The operators of Newby Island Resource Recovery Park have entered into an agreement with San Francisco Baykeeper to stop pollutants from washing into nearby waterways, as first reported by the San Jose Mercury News.
BK In The News: May 3, 2018
Representatives of four environmental organizations expressed outrage Thursday over a $5 million settlement the Chevron Corp. reached with city of Richmond this week to end a lawsuit filed over a major fire at the refinery... The Sierra Club, the Center for Biological Diversity, Communities for a...
Blog Post: May 2, 2018
Did you ever wonder where Clipper Cove on Treasure Island got its name? Or how to identify San Francisco’s leaning skyscraper? Or where to find harbor seals in San Francisco Bay? For this and much more Bay lore, ask Baykeeper’s newly promoted volunteer Head Skipper, Robert Fairbank. He’s a walking—...
BK In The News: May 2, 2018
The public works department has failed to address larger problems with its sewers. And raw sewage continues to flow into waterways... Erica Maharg, the managing attorney for San Francisco Baykeeper, an environmental organization that is party to the consent decree, was at last week's committee...
Monthly Column: May 1, 2018
If you’re a Bay Area voter, congratulations! Your vote has begun making a difference for San Francisco Bay. Two years ago, an overwhelming majority of Bay Area voters showed how much they love the Bay by passing Measure AA. The measure created new funding for the restoration of the Bay’s wetlands...

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