Latest Baykeeper News and Information

Blog Post: January 19, 2021
One of the biggest opportunities to protect and restore San Francisco Bay wetlands and wildlife is at risk of being lost forever. The City of Newark has approved a development project to pave over hundreds of acres of open space adjacent to the Don Edwards SF Bay National Wildlife Refuge, trucking...
E News: January 15, 2021
Monthly Update for January 2021 Polluting Cities Fail to Stop Baykeeper Case Forcing Regulators to Get Serious About Bad Actors Naughty Coal Companies Got Coal in their Christmas Stockings You Can Help Save the Newark Wetlands Documentary Premiere Features Baykeeper Expert To our Amazing...
Blog Post: January 15, 2021
Two years ago, Baykeeper scientists discovered significant amounts of bacteria pollution from raw sewage in Stevens Creek, Calabazas Creek, Guadalupe Slough, and other South Bay waterways. Our sampling revealed E. coli at levels 50 times the legal limit. And the culprits were the cities of...
BK In The News: January 11, 2021
On Monday, the state of Utah officially joined a lawsuit started by Wolverine Fuels against the city of Richmond over an ordinance that is set to phase out all coal and coal byproduct storage in Richmond... Meanwhile, the city of Richmond, backed by California and environmental groups like the...
Press Release: January 8, 2021
Hazardous pollution from these facilities contaminates communities around California    OAKLAND (Jan. 8, 2021) – Environmental justice and conservation groups filed an amicus brief today, calling on the California Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC) to regulate metal shredding facilities ...
Featured Stories: January 5, 2021
Using California as a microcosm, River's End explores the global water crises. It draws the parallel between the draining of the Owens Valley by LA, made famous by CHINATOWN, and what is happening in real time in Northern California’s Bay-Delta. Except this time, the water grab is at the hands of...
Press Release: January 4, 2021
Bacterial Pollution From Sewage Is Actionable Under Clean Water Act—In Case You Missed It Oakland, CA—San Francisco Baykeeper, in February 2020, filed legal actions under the Clean Water Act against the cities of Sunnyvale and Mountain View. The cities both have antiquated and failing sewage and...
BK In The News: January 4, 2021
In August, the Waterkeeper Alliance, a global network of grassroots leaders dedicated to the preservation of local waterways, finalized the charter for its justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion committee. This step toward racial equity and representation, which took months of planning, is in...
BK In The News: December 29, 2020
A controversial development plan roughly 30 years in the making to build 469 large homes on the edge of Newark’s wetlands can proceed, a judge has decided... The two groups that sued the city, along with Sierra Club San Francisco Bay Chapter, Greenbelt Alliance, and San Francisco Baykeeper,...
BK In The News: December 29, 2020
Residents living on local waterways have experienced two wastewater spills in the last four months. An unexpected power outage last Aug. 15, led to an equipment failure at the East Bay Municipal Utilities District’s (EBMUD) wastewater plant in Oakland.

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