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Stopping Sewage Spills in the San Mateo Peninsula

Frequent sewage spills in Burlingame will soon be reduced through a new agreement with San Francisco Baykeeper to make substantial improvements to sewage operations. The pollution watchdog group sued...

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9th Circuit Upholds Case Requiring U.S. EPA to Regulate Invasive Species Pollution

Dealing a setback to the shipping industry, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of environmental organizations seeking to force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to...

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Baykeeper to Address More Illegal Sewage Spills in the San Mateo Peninsula

San Francisco Baykeeper just announced its intent to enforce the Clean Water Act against the Town of Hillsborough and the Burlingame Hills area of San Mateo County for sewage spills. A recently...

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California Coastkeeper Alliance and Baykeeper Call for Improvements In Oil Spill Preparedness and Response

The California Coastkeeper Alliance (CCKA), a coalition of 12 Waterkeeper groups spanning the coast from the Oregon border to San Diego, and San Francisco Baykeeper today called on the U.S. Coast...

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Judge Tosses Biological Opinion for Salmon and Steelhead in California

A federal judge has invalidated a water plan that would have allowed more pumping from the San Francisco Bay Delta at the expense of five species of protected salmon and steelhead trout. Fishing and...

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Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Case Has Implications for Cleanup in San Francisco Bay

Today the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on the case surrounding the Exxon Valdez oil spill. In 1987, the tanker Exxon Valdez spilled tens of millions of gallons of Alaskan crude oil...

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Flawed Regulations Allow Polluted Runoff from Dairies

Environmental groups today challenged the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Board’s flawed regulation of dairy operations in the Central Valley. The Regional Board recently issued permits that do...

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San Francisco Baykeeper is Sick of Sewage

After over a decade of efforts to stop sewage spills in the Bay Area, today Baykeeper launched its Sick of Sewage Initiative to rein in the Bay’s sewage spill problem. The initiative will...

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Call for Improvements In Oil Spill Preparedness and Response

The California Coastkeeper Alliance (CCKA), a coalition of 12 Waterkeeper groups spanning the coast from the Oregon border to San Diego, and San Francisco Baykeeper today called on the U.S. Coast...

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Assemblyman Jared Huffman and San Francisco Baykeeper To Hold Marin Town Hall Meeting on Oil Spill Response

Who: San Francisco Baykeeper and Assemblyman Jared Huffman What: Town Hall Meeting on Government and Community Response to the Cosco Busan Oil Spill Where: Stinson Beach Community Center When:...

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Keep Sewers Fat-Free This Holiday Season

The holidays are just around the corner, and many Bay Area residents are gearing up for special meals – with buttery foods, turkeys and homemade gravy. Food-focused holidays challenge not only...

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New Satellite Photo of San Francisco Bay Shows Impacts of Oil Spill

A coalition of conservation organizations today released a satellite photo of the San Francisco Bay that dramatically illustrates the extent of the November 7 bunker fuel spill from the container...

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