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Baykeeper Sponsors Bill to Protect Wildlife from Oil Spills

Birds and other wildlife coated with oil during oil spills will be more likely to get rescue and care under Baykeeper-sponsored legislation being considered in the California Senate. Update: The...

Baykeeper Advisory Council Member Appointed to State Water Board

We would like to congratulate Baykeeper Advisory Council member Felicia Marcus on her appointment by Governor Jerry Brown to the State Water Resources Control Board.Baykeeper is very pleased to have...

Strengthening Long-Term Plans to Protect the Bay

Long-term plans for the future of San Francisco Bay shouldn’t make it easier to discharge pollution into the Bay and its tributaries, Baykeeper recently told the Bay Area’s primary water quality...

Watch the New Baykeeper Video

Our new 30-second video spot showcases Baykeeper’s work to protect San Francisco Bay from pollution and takes an inspiring look at the Bay. Baykeeper thanks the outstanding team who created...

$1.96 Million Payment for 2009 Bay Oil Spill

The owner and operator of the Dubai Star, a tanker that spilled 422 gallons of oil into San Francisco Bay in 2009, will pay $1.96 million to settle violations of state clean water laws. The payment...

New Campaign to Curb Industrial Pollution in the Bay

Baykeeper is launching our new Bay-Safe Industry campaign to rein in widespread, illegal runoff into San Francisco Bay from industrial facilities.Industrial storm water runoff is a major source of...

Keeping Invasive Species Out of the Bay

New rules to keep invasive species out of San Francisco Bay are a big step forward, but should be even tighter, Baykeeper recently told regulators.Baykeeper urged the adoption of the proposed rules,...

Florence LaRiviere Receives National Wetlands Award

Florence LaRiviere, leader of San Francisco Bay’s Citizens Committee to Complete the Refuge, this week won the 2012 National Wetlands Award. She was also named the Wetland Community Leader of the...

Minimizing Pollution from the Shell Oil Refinery

Baykeeper recently urged regulators to strengthen controls on pollution in San Francisco Bay from the Shell Oil Refinery in Martinez. We recommended that the Regional Water Quality Control Board...

The Boatyard at Grand Marina to Cut Bay Pollution

Last week, Baykeeper and The Boatyard at Grand Marina reached a settlement agreement to reduce the Alameda boat repair facility’s storm water pollution of San Francisco Bay. Baykeeper initiated...

Improving Plans for Bay Dredging

Every year, 3 to 6 million cubic yards of sediments are dredged in and around San Francisco Bay to keep navigation channels open for large ships. Now, Bay dredging management rules face a possible...

Minimizing Pollution from a San Rafael Sewage Treatment Plant

Central Marin’s wastewater treatment plant needs stricter limits on its releases of raw sewage into San Francisco Bay during storms, Baykeeper recently told regulators.Baykeeper urged the Regional...


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