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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—...

Press Release: Day of Action for Water Justice & Salmon

PRESS RELEASE for July 5, 2023 For more information, contact: Brian Smith, (415) 320-9384, Regina Chichizola, Save California Salmon (541) 951-0126, regina@californiasalmon....

Day of Action for Water Justice & Salmon at the State Capitol

Sacramento, CA – On July 5th, 2023, California tribal governments, fishing, and environmental justice organizations will descend on Sacramento for a Day of Action on behalf of communities, fish,...

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...


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