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Housing in all the Wrong Places

The Bay Area is experiencing a desperate housing crisis. But instead of building safe, dense housing on infill sites, as many experts recommend, yet another city is attempting to build on a toxic...

California Has New Laws: What They Mean for the Bay

The 2023 legislative session has drawn to a close, and a number of bills are now law. Here are a few legislative highlights that Baykeeper supported: Investigating Water Rights: SB 389 is...

Baykeeper Puts Federal Agency on Notice: Will Sue to Uphold Endangered Species Act

Fish and Wildlife Missed Congressional Deadline to Protect Longfin Smelt    Oakland, California—San Francisco Baykeeper today put the US Fish and Wildlife Service on notice that the...

Groups Urge EPA to Regulate Coal Pollution from Uncovered Rail Cars

Today SF Baykeeper, Sierra Club, Public Justice, and several other environmental and public health organizations filed a petition for rulemaking with the EPA, calling upon the agency to...

Baykeeper to Increase Legal Staff to Advocate for Fresh Water Flows Into Bay

Oakland—In order to ensure the health of San Francisco Bay, its wildlife, and local residents, it's critical to protect the entire Bay watershed, which depends on fresh water flowing into the Bay...

New Dams? Bad Idea

As multiple California fish species teeter on the brink of extinction, and both commercial and recreational fisheries face imminent collapse, a new project threatens to push them over the edge....

Harmful Algal Blooms in California—A Seminar for Journalists

Water Quality Is Essential to Tribes, Communities, and the Environment   Stockton, CA – On September 13, 2023, California tribal governments and environmental advocacy organizations will hold...

Grammy-nominated RyanNicole Releases “Small but Mighty,” in Collaboration With Hip Hop for Change and SF Baykeeper

Oakland, CA—The music video release of Grammy-nominated artist RyanNicole’s “Small but Mighty” is the result of an innovative collaboration between two Bay Area nonprofits. SF Baykeeper, the Oakland-...

New Chevron Oil Spill Report Doesn’t Pass the Smell Test

In early 2021, Richmond residents called Baykeeper’s pollution hotline to report a strange sheen on the Bay and a noxious smell in the air. Turns out, they had discovered an oil spill at Chevron’s...

Valley Water Board Set to Approve Misguided Environment Report

Health of South Bay Rivers, Creeks at Risk   What: The Santa Clara Valley Water Board votes to approve controversial EIR When: 1 pm, Tuesday, August 8 Where: Agenda and live viewing...

Likely Algae Bloom Reported Along Central East Bay Shoreline

SF Baykeeper Suspects Same Red Tide Algae as Last Year Oakland, CA—San Francisco Baykeeper's field science team investigated reports to the organization's pollution hotline and confirmed reddish...

The Dirty Business of Recycling

It’s a cruel irony that the process of recycling plastic, cardboard, metals, and other materials can be harmful to the environment. Recycling facilities are often covered in contaminants—...


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