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Clean Water Act 50th Anniversary: Taking Big Oil All the Way to the Supreme Court

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act. So we’re looking back to celebrate the ways this effective law has helped us protect San Francisco Bay—and share how we’re still working...

Red Tide Is Mostly Gone. Caution Still Advised

The Bay’s unprecedented “red tide” algal bloom has almost completely gone away. SF Baykeeper continues to advise caution against contacting murky, discolored waters and encourages reports of these...

Analysis: Back Room Bay-Delta Voluntary Agreement Scheme is Inequitable, Exclusionary, Inadequate and Lacks a Scientific Foundation

SF Baykeeper and allied organizations today released an analysis of Governor Newsom’s Bay-Delta water scheme to circumvent efforts by the State Water Resources Control Board to increase protections...

SF Baykeeper Scientists Investigate Fish Kill Events Across the Bay

Fish kill events across the Bay likely related to persistent, widespread “red tide” algal bloom   Responding to reports to Baykeeper’s pollution hotline of large numbers of dead or...

Scientists Link Oakland Estuary, Lake Merritt Murky Water to Algal Bloom

SF Baykeeper Cautions Against Contact with the Brown Waters   OAKLAND—Over the past weeks, many residents and visitors to Lake Merritt, the Oakland Estuary, San Leandro Bay, and...

State Releases Draft Delta Tunnel Environmental Review: Baykeeper Statement

The California Department of Water Resources today released an environmental impact report for its proposed Delta tunnel project, which would divert water from the Sacramento River under  the...

Bringing a Repeat Polluter to Justice

In a recent roundup of industrial polluters around the Bay, our pollution monitoring team encountered a familiar name: Granite Rock. Granite Rock is a mining and construction company with several...

SF Baykeeper Statement: SCOTUS Issues Decision Gutting Federal Government Regulatory Oversight

Oakland, CA—The United States Supreme Court today released its ruling in West Virginia v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, which guts the EPA's authority to regulate climate-disrupting...

Ancient Underwater Mountains in the Bay

For millennia, the body of water we now call San Francisco Bay was brimming with oysters—so many that their discarded shells formed little mountains and ridges below the surface. Then things...

SF Baykeeper Supports Efforts by CA Tribes and Community Groups to Ask Gov Newsom to Complete Bay-Delta Water Conservation Plan

San Francisco Baykeeper submitted a letter in support of a petition filed last month with the California Water Resources Control Board by the Winnemem Wintu Tribe, Shingle Springs Band of Miwok...

Baykeeper Files SCOTUS Brief to Defend Clean Water Act Protection for Waters of Significant National Importance

  New York, NY, June 16, 2022—Waterkeeper Alliance, San Francisco Baykeeper, Bayou City Waterkeeper, and 47 additional Waterkeeper groups from across the country filed an amicus brief with...

Baykeeper Petitions State to Reject SF Water Board’s Weak Rules for Urban Stormwater

OAKLAND, CA—Today, San Francisco Baykeeper brought a formal petition to Governor Newsom’s administration, asking the California State Water Resources Control Board to intervene and reject the...


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