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SCOTUS Ruling Puts Bay Area Wetlands at Risk

The United States Supreme Court today ruled that the Clean Water Act does not allow the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate some wetlands near bodies of protected waters. The court determined...

A Healthy Bay and Housing Can Coexist

Some people think that solving the housing crisis and protecting the environment are at odds with one another. But that doesn’t have to be the case. A development proposal for Oakland’s Brooklyn...

Fifty Legal Wins to Hold Industrial Polluters Accountable

Across the region, industrial facilities illegally pollute the Bay with stormwater runoff containing high concentrations of toxic contaminants like lead, chromium, copper, and oil. With the help...

Coalition Sues EPA Over Unregulated Water Pollution from Oil Refineries, Plastics Plants, and Other Industries

13 Groups Demand That EPA Crack Down on Billions of Gallons of Industrial Wastewater by Updating Effluent Limits, as Required by Clean Water Act   San Francisco—A coalition of...

California Requests Emergency Help for Salmon Fishermen, but Fails to Enact Solutions—Baykeeper Statement

Acting Governor Eleni Kounalakis yesterday requested federal emergency disaster relief support for California’s salmon fishing industry. The Pacific Fishery Management Council, the federal body that...

Hiding in Plain Sight

A few years ago, Baykeeper skipper Jeff Wasserman and his wife Julie were kayaking along the Alameda shoreline on a lazy Saturday afternoon when they noticed something glittering in the embankment....

No Place for a Home

During the Bay’s recent King Tides (the highest tides of the year), our field team used Osprey the drone to monitor the shoreline. We were surprised to find the site of a proposed new housing...

State Water Board Reverses Emergency Order that Waived Bay-Delta Water Standards, Citing Advocacy Efforts and Lack of Emergency Conditions

In response to a petition Baykeeper and allies filed earlier this week, the State Water Board late yesterday reversed its emergency order that waived Bay-Delta water quality standards. The previous...

We're Hiring! Join Us as Our New Development Manager

Do you have strong writing skills, a passion for organization, and a desire to grow support for protecting San Francisco Bay? If so, Baykeeper may be looking for you as our next Development Manager!

SF Baykeeper Petitions State to Rescind Waiver of Bay-Delta Water Standards

San Francisco Baykeeper and allies late yesterday filed a petition (here, with exhibit) requesting the State Water Board to rescind an emergency order that waived Bay-Delta water quality standards...

Baykeeper's February Enewsletter

Stop Hogging Water, San Francisco! Wastewater recycling is a win-win for people and the environment. It can remove the pollution that causes algae blooms, and reduce urban demand for fresh river...

Send a Baykeeper eCard to Your Valentine!

Send some love to your Valentine, compliments of San Francisco Baykeeper!   Powered by eCardWidget Photos by (counterclockwise from left): Bob Wick, Robb Most, Eric Kirby, and Rexy...


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