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Governor Signs Bill to Limit BPA

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill which will ban the harmful chemical bisphenol A from plastic baby bottles and cups. The chemical, known commonly as BPA, leaches into food and liquids from plastic...

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State of the Gulf Report Released

Gulf Coast Waterkeepers have released a new "State of the Gulf" report with updates on the current health of the Gulf of Mexico and surrounding shorelines, eighteen months after the Deepwater Horizon...

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Baykeeper Volunteers Pitch In for Coastal Cleanup Day

This past Saturday, more than 20 Baykeeper volunteers participated in California's annual Coastal Cleanup Day at India Basin Shoreline Park. Volunteers cleaned up more than 500 pounds of trash...

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Cosco Busan Settlement Falls Short

Federal, state and local government agencies have announced their financial settlement with those responsible for the Cosco Busan oil spill which dumped 53,000 gallons of oil into San Francisco Bay...

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Cosco Busan Settlement Falls Short

San Francisco, CA – Today federal, state and local government agencies announced their financial settlement with those responsible for the Cosco Busan oil spill which dumped 53,000 gallons of oil...

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Swimmers Cross the Bay in the Second Annual TransBay Relay

This past Saturday, sixteen swimmers traversed San Francisco Bay in the second annual TransBay Relay swim benefiting San Francisco Baykeeper. The swim, which spanned 9 miles across the Bay from the...

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Ask Senator Feinstein to Stand Up for Clean Water

The Clean Water Act is currently under threat from a series of appropriations riders under consideration in the U.S. Senate. Fortunately, one of the most powerful members of the Appropriations...

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Press Release - Baykeeper Oil Spill Bill Passes CA Legislature

Sacramento, CA – Finally, the California Office of Spill Prevention and Response – part of the Department of Fish and Game – is set to get an increase in funding from oil companies doing business in...

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Hanson Agrees to Reduce Pollution to the Bay

Baykeeper and Hanson Aggregates have reached a tentative settlement agreement to reduce pollution from three of the company's Bay Area facilities. Baykeeper filed suit against Hanson in April 2011...

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Shark Fin Ban Passes Legislature

California Assembly Bill 376, which would prohibit the possession, sale, trade and distribution of shark fins in the state, successfully passed the California Senate today and will now go to...

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The Passing of Petaluma River Advocate David Yearsley

David Yearsley, Executive Director of Friends of the Petaluma River and former Petaluma Riverkeeper, passed away yesterday. David was a tireless advocate for the Petaluma River and a close friend of...

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Upcoming Vote on State Bill for Oil Spill Prevention and Response

California lawmakers are expected to vote soon on a bill sponsored by San Francisco Baykeeper to fund oil spill prevention and response. Read recent news coverage here. We'll keep you updated on the...

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