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Drone Patrol over the East Bay — September 2020

Drone patrol over the East Bay Baykeeper field investigator, Cole Burchiel, recently patrolled the Richmond harbor using our new drone, Osprey (pictured, above). As the newest addition to the...

24 Bay Area Groups Say Redwood City Cannot Wait to Act on Effects of Climate Change

REDWOOD CITY, California, September 1, 2020: Neighborhood groups, conservation, wildlife, and climate sustainability organizations, and even a public agency, joined forces today to issue an urgent...

Statement: Oakland Estuary Sewage Spill

OAKLAND – An unexpected power outage on Friday included the West Oakland area where the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) Main Wastewater Treatment Plant is located, which caused failure of...

Being a Good neighbor

Last summer, when Baykeeper scientists reviewed pollution data from across the Bay Area, one facility stood out. Lab results from PJ’s Rebar revealed that its Fremont facility had been releasing...

Crab Lines are Killing Whales

Crab fishing gear can be deadly. In increasing numbers, whales and sea turtles are being ensnared and injured in crab lines and drowning. The National Marine Fisheries Service has recorded deaths...

Groups Request New Hearing on Oakland Coal Pollution

  In May this year, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled to block the City of Oakland's authority to stop coal pollution within its own city limits. Today, San Francisco Baykeeper and the...

Oil Rigs—in the Bay Area?

Despite a declining demand for oil, the greedy fossil fuel industry is trying to push through as many new dirty projects as possible, including right here in the Bay Area. Contra Costa County...

We'll say it again… no more coal on San Francisco Bay!

  Most people don’t consider the Bay Area to be Coal Country, but over the last few years Big Coal has been using San Francisco Bay to stage and process millions of tons of...

Environmental Groups Join City of Richmond in Legal Fight to Phase Out Polluting Coal Dust from Shipping Terminal

  Richmond, CA — Today, the Sierra Club and San Francisco Baykeeper moved to interevene as full parties in the lawsuits to defend the City of Richmond’s ordinance that phases out the storage...

Ninth Circuit Judges Uphold Coal Ruling, Side with Coal Terminal Developers

  Oakland, CA — Today, over two years after Judge Vince Chhabria struck down the City of Oakland’s prohibition on handling and storage of coal at the former Oakland Army Base, the case was...

Court halts Trump water grab – for now

Late Monday, a federal judge in Fresno temporarily stopped the Trump administration from further hurting the Bay's endangered fish. Trump's plan weakens Delta water export rules to send even more...

New Shoreline Development Under the Shadow of Chevron

Richmond’s Point Molate has been called "the crown jewel” of the East Bay shoreline. It sits under the shadow of one of the region’s biggest polluters, the Chevron oil refinery—and now, Point Molate...


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