Latest Baykeeper News and Information

Monthly Column: July 3, 2018
We were on the Baykeeper boat for a pollution patrol recently when I noticed something surprising. The stockpiles of toxic black coal that usually tower along the Richmond shoreline were the smallest I’d seen in my 15 years on patrol. I’d expected coal stockpiles to be even higher than in the past...
Featured Stories: July 3, 2018
Fireworks can cause significant pollution. They are often set off over water, because setting them off over land creates a risk of fire. (Some communities ban them over lakes used as drinking water sources because of pollution concerns.) After two Super Bowl fireworks shows over San Francisco Bay...
Blog Post: July 1, 2018
On a boat patrol near San Francisco, Baykeeper staff noticed a large recycling facility with trash lining the fences near the shoreline—only a wind gust away from releasing Styrofoam packing peanuts and plastic bags into the Bay. Baykeeper is following up to get the facility to contain its trash....
BK In The News: June 25, 2018
The whole Orcem slag grinding cement factory ordeal is getting extremely tiresome and needs to be voted down by the Vallejo City Council. The only problem is several members of the council want to drag this on in order to be “fair” to Orcem. Their words, not mine. ... San Francisco Baykeeper, Napa...
Blog Post: June 21, 2018
Two major water districts, in Southern California and Silicon Valley, recently voted to help pay for the proposed Delta Tunnels project—despite the fact that the project will harm San Francisco Bay and waterways across the state. If completed, the Delta Tunnels would divert huge quantities of...
Blog Post: June 19, 2018
Baykeeper is heading back to court to prevent coal pollution in San Francisco Bay. We're filing a court appeal in support of Oakland's ban on coal storage and handling. A US District court judge recently upheld a plan to export coal through a new terminal on the Oakland shoreline. Our appeal of...
E News: June 15, 2018
Monthly Update for June 2018 Fighting coal pollution in the Bay One step closer to ridding the Bay of toxic sediment Baykeeper unites with worldwide clean water activists Protecting wildlife and public access on Treasure Island East Bay plastics recycler agrees to stop polluting the Bay Eat...
Blog Post: June 15, 2018
Clean water activists from across the nation and around the world shared success stories and grappled with challenges at the recent Waterkeeper Alliance Conference—including a team of staff from San Francisco Baykeeper. Baykeeper is a founding member of the Waterkeeper Alliance, the 340...
BK In The News: June 14, 2018
The city of Oakland filed an appeal yesterday in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in an effort to salvage its coal ban... The Sierra Club and Baykeeper, two environmental groups that supported the coal ban, have also indicated that they plan to contest Chhabria's decision.
Blog Post: June 14, 2018
Identifying toxic contaminants in San Francisco Bay is the first step toward getting them cleaned up. So when regulators tried to weaken testing for contaminated sediment in the Bay, San Francisco Baykeeper pushed back—and we succeeded. Baykeeper has persistently advocated for regulators to do a...

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