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Baykeeper on Patrol: July 2018 Update

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...

Water Districts Move to Support the Harmful Delta Tunnels

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...

Fighting Coal Pollution in the Bay

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...

Baykeeper Unites with Worldwide Clean Water Activists

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...

One Step Closer to Ridding the Bay of Toxic Sediment

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...

Protecting Wildlife and Public Access on Treasure Island

A private luxury marina proposed for development in Clipper Cove at Treasure Island will be drastically scaled back in a big victory for San Francisco Bay. Baykeeper, Save Clipper Cove, and other...

East Bay Plastics Recycler Agrees to Stop Polluting San Leandro Creek

In Baykeeper’s 44th Bay-Safe Industry win, Containers Unlimited has agreed to stop pollution of San Francisco Bay from its Oakland recycling facility. Baykeeper’s investigation found that the...

Baykeeper on Patrol: June 2018 Update

Baykeeper was out on boat patrol in central San Francisco Bay when we encountered some suspicious foam being discharged from a large tanker ship. Shown here, at right, is Baykeeper Field...

Press Release: EPA Ignores Petition to Review Illegally Issued Refinery Permit to Pollute

Rodeo Refinery Air Permit Issued with No Public Input For immediate release, May 21, 2018 Contacts:  Camille Stough, Communities for a Better Environment, (510) 302-0430 x16, cstough@...

Judge Overturns Oakland Ban on Handling and Storing Coal

Oakland, Calif. - Today, U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria ruled in favor of coal terminal developer Phil Tagami in his lawsuit challenging the City of Oakland’s ban on coal handling and storage....

Sewage Spill Rates are Down, But Cities Need to Do More to Protect the Bay

During the most recent 2017-2018 rainy season, over 350,000 gallons of sewage-contaminated spills flowed into San Francisco Bay and into creeks that flow to the Bay. The most recent rainy season’s...

San Jose Paper Recycler Agrees to Keep Pollution Out of the Bay

In the 43rd victory for Baykeeper’s Bay-Safe Industry Campaign, The Newark Group, Inc., a San Jose paper recycling facility, has agreed to prevent contaminated rainwater from running off its San Jose...


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