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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...

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...

Report Exposes Vast Amounts of Unregulated Water Pollution from Oil Refineries in SF Bay Area, Across US

San Francisco – A national study of water pollution from oil refineries reveals that Bay Area refineries are among the most polluting refineries in the country, including the Chevron Richmond and...

Governor Newsom, Stop the Extinction Crisis in the Bay

San Francisco Bay desperately needs a plan for sustainable water use that protects our fish, wildlife, water quality and the communities that depend on it. Instead, Governor Newsom is giving away...

Biden Witnesses Bay Area Storm Damage: January’s Massive Bay Sewage Spills May Have Ended, but Root Causes Not Addressed

Bay Area Residents and Wildlife Remain at Risk President Biden is visiting the South Bay today with Governor Newsom to tour damage from recent storms.  January’s atmospheric river events...

Historic Rains Bring Massive Sewage Spills into SF Bay

Agencies Must Improve Sewage Systems to Meet Known Challenges OAKLAND—Reports indicate that recent heavy rains overwhelmed the East Bay Municipal Utility District’s sewage treatment plants....


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