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Regional Water Board Approves Weak Pollution and Trash Rules for Urban Stormwater

Today, the SF Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board approved its Municipal Regional Stormwater Permit, which is supposed to reduce the trash, metals, and bacteria that Bay Area cities discharge...

An Epic 24-Hour Swim—With Whales & Wine

At 9pm on April 30, swimmers from an open water relay team jumped into the inky black waters of the Napa River and embarked on an epic journey to San Francisco’s Aquatic Park. The 36-mile swim was...

Dramatic Nineteen-hour, Overnight SF Bay Swim Benefits San Francisco Baykeeper

Dramatic Video of Swimmer at Daybreak on the Bay   What:  A six person relay team of open water swimmers will enter the Napa River from Poseidon Vineyard in Napa, and then emerge...

Take Action to Clean Up the Bay's Toxic Sites

There are thousands of toxic sites across California—and many of them pose a direct threat to public health and the environment. More than a thousand of those toxic hotspots are right here along the...

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...


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