Latest Baykeeper News and Information

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.
BK In The News: December 28, 2020
A federal court in California denied the city of Sunnyvale’s request to dismiss San Francisco Baykeeper’s Clean Water Act suit alleging the city’s sewer system unlawfully releases polluted stormwater and raw sewage into waterways.
BK In The News: December 23, 2020
State water quality regulators are investigating a large wastewater spill that sent close to 100,000 gallons of untreated sewage into an Alameda lagoon last week, prompting the East Bay's largest water agency to urge people to stay out of the body of water for at least seven days... "Two large...
Monthly Column: December 22, 2020
“Nimble” is a word I use with​ ​pride to describe Baykeeper’s ability to rise to a challenge. And boy, did the world test us in 2020! In response to the global pandemic, our dedicated staff smoothly pivoted to remote work, and we expanded our pollution patrols to include drones. As wildfires...

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