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Billionaires or Big Oil: No One Is Above the Law

Northern Californians are likely familiar with the legal battle to protect public access to Martin’s Beach on the San Mateo coast, where a billionaire landowner tried to close off this beloved...

Baykeeper Statement: CA Court Rules Metal Shredder Waste is Hazardous Material, Closing Loophole and Protecting Health of Bay and Bayshore Communities

Oakland—The Superior Court of California, Alameda County, ruled yesterday that the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) must regulate toxic metal shredder waste from Schnitzer...

Baykeeper Response: Benicia Fire Dept on Cause of Fire at Port of Benicia

Benicia Fire Chief Josh Chadwick released a statement today on the preliminary findings of the investigation into the cause of the Benicia Port Fire.  Preliminary findings indicate that the...

Fire at Port of Benicia Harms Bay, Threatens Benicia Residents

Benicia, CA—A four alarm fire broke out at the Port of Benicia Saturday, April 9. San Francisco Baykeeper, which is currently taking legal action against the port and the Valero refinery over Clean...

Baykeeper Statement: Newsom Administration Announces MOU with Water Districts

Governor Newsom's administration announced today a new timeline and a new price tag for divvying up the state’s water supplies among major water districts that provide for industrial agriculture in...

Baykeeper Joins Effort to Require Disclosure of Hydropower Climate Pollution

San Francisco Baykeeper joined a coalition of 136 groups petitioning the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to require America’s dams and reservoirs to report greenhouse gas emissions under...

Dear Clean Water Act, We’re Happy You Were Born!

Fifty years ago, America’s waterways were choked with sewage and industrial runoff. Cities, corporations, and individuals treated bodies of water across the country, including San Francisco Bay, like...

Eighty Groups Demand Gov. Newsom Set Nation-Leading Clean Car Standard

  SACRAMENTO, Calif.— More than 80 environmental and justice organizations—incuding San Francisco Baykeeper, Center for Biodiversity, and Communities for a Better Environment—delivered a...

Baykeeper Sues Valero, Port of Benicia Over Pollution Violations

Oakland, CA—Following the Clean Water Act's required 60 day notification period, Baykeeper filed a lawsuit against Benicia's Valero refinery and the Port of Benicia for...

Is Alameda Going Underwater?

A human-made island, at sea level, surrounded by San Francisco Bay, Alameda faces an unusually high risk from sea level rise. In the coming decades, sea levels around the Bay will rise by at least...

What Goes Up Must Come Down

A metal plating company in Fremont, Global Plating, has long avoided Clean Water Act requirements by claiming to have no industrial activities outdoors. But after collecting stormwater samples,...


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