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Svendsen’s Boat Works to Reduce Bay Pollution

Last week Baykeeper and Svendsen’s Boat Works reached an agreement to reduce storm water pollution of San Francisco Bay from this important Alameda boat repair and maintenance facility. Baykeeper’...

Controlling Pollution from East Palo Alto Redevelopment

Plans for a redeveloped business district in East Palo Alto need to include more storm water pollution prevention measures and take into account future sea level rise, Baykeeper recently told...

Proposed Controls Won’t Keep Trash out of the Bay

Cities need to use direct capture measures to reduce the amount of trash in our waterways—not plastic bag bans and ineffective education programs, Baykeeper recently told regulators.Baykeeper has...

Protecting the Bay from Ship Pollution

Pollution from large vessels needs to be tightly regulated and the results publicly accessible, Baykeeper recently told the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA is updating the...

Gray Whale Spotted in the Bay - Watch but Steer Clear

To keep whales safe in the Bay, boaters need to stay at least 300 feet away—about the length of a football field—warns the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Gulf of the...

Mine Closure Plan Could Pollute Bay

A Cupertino limestone quarry’s plan for how they would end mining operations could pollute San Francisco Bay with mercury and other metals, Baykeeper recently warned Santa Clara County planners....

California Coast Gets New Protection from Ship Sewage

Cruise ships and other large vessels will no longer be allowed to dump their sewage into the water within three miles of California’s coast, including anywhere in San Francisco Bay or the Sacramento-...

Cleanup Progress with Richmond Tug Oil Spill

The riskiest part of the cleanup of oil spilled from a tugboat in the Richmond harbor has succeeded. The World War II-era Tiger tugboat sank in on December 11, and oil from leaky fuel tanks began...

Protecting the Bay from Invasive Species

Large ships should be required to clean hitchhiking invasive species off their underwater surfaces before arriving in San Francisco Bay, and not while sitting in California waters, Baykeeper recently...

High Tides Next Week Give Preview Of Sea Level Rise

San Francisco— Next week some of the year’s highest tides will breach California’s coastal and bay shorelines, providing a glimpse of what the state can expect as sea level rises due to climate...

California Waste Solutions to Reduce Bay Pollution

Last week Baykeeper and California Waste Solutions, Inc. (CWS) reached an agreement to reduce storm water pollution from the company’s recycling facility in San Jose. CWS picks up curbside recycling...

BAE Ship Yard Agrees to Clean Up Toxic Bay Pollution

BAE Systems San Francisco Ship Repair, Inc., a ship yard servicing large vessels that include cruise liners and oil tankers, has agreed to make significant improvements to its operations and on-site...


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