BAYKEEPER UPDATES
The Latest in Baykeeper's Advocacy, Legal & Scientific Work

Baykeeper Updates

The latest on Baykeeper's activities to defend San Francisco Bay, its tributaries across the Bay Area, and the communities that rely on a healthy environment.

Sign up for our email list to get the latest Baykeeper news directly to your inbox!

thumb
Army Engineers Ditch Plan to Deepen SF Bay Shipping Channels for Oil Tankers

  Cancellation is a Win for the Bay’s Health, for local Drinking Water, and will Save Taxpayers Millions of Dollars   The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which operates as part of...

Thumb
48 Victories to Protect San Francisco Bay from Industrial Pollution

Baykeeper’s Bay-Safe Industry Campaign is making rapid progress. We launched the campaign in 2012, and have so far secured legally-binding agreements requiring 48 industrial facilities to implement...

thumb
Groups Send Letter to Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors Supporting a Just Transition for Dirty Fuel Workers and Dependent Communities

Oakland, California—Just weeks after Contra Costa County’s Board of Supervisors declared a climate emergency in their county, a diverse group of environmental and public health advocates sent a...

Thumb
The Case of the Missing Birds at Aquatic Park

Last fall, paddlers at Berkeley’s Aquatic Park noticed something wrong.  The water had become cloudy and oily, the normally plentiful fish and birds were nowhere to be seen, and the water...

thumb
One Less Polluter in the South Bay

All around the Bay Area, hundreds of industrial facilities allow their polluted runoff to seep into the watershed—a slow drip of toxic waste that turns into a deluge every time it rains. At...

thumb
How to use Facebook to Support Baykeeper

Facebook has a simple fundraising tool that you can use to support Baykeeper’s critical work defending the Bay from the biggest threats and holding polluters accountable.  Make sure to set up...

Thumb
US Coast Guard Legal Settlement with Baykeeper Finalized Today

Oakland, CA — Baykeeper and the US Coast Guard reached an agreement today that requires the federal agency to make significant changes to reduce heavy metals and other pollutants from its Yerba Buena...

thumb
San Francisco Baykeeper Responds to Trump's Announced Special Office of Water Grabs

  Oakland, CA — Today, Donald Trump signed an executive order to form a "subcabinet" office of water policy, with a mandate of meeting the water demands of industrial agriculture and fracking...

Thumb
Short Circuiting Pollution to the Bay

The Bay is literally surrounded by polluters of all shapes and sizes. Approximately 1,600 industrial facilities line the Bay and its tributaries. In the absence of pollution controls, these...

thumb
Federal Judge Finds for Environmental Groups in Suit Against EPA

Redwood City’s Salt Ponds are Protected by the Clean Water Act The historic salt ponds in Redwood City, owned by an affiliate of Cargill, Inc., are indeed waters of the United States and are...

thumb
Baykeeper v. EPA: A Big Win for the Bay

  Federal Judge Rules that Trump's EPA Cannot Declare South Bay Salt Ponds to be Land   Judge William Alsup of the US Northern District of California Court ruled today on the case...

Thumb
Judge Rules Ponds Are Water

Baykeeper v. US EPA: A legal victory for the Bay… and for common sense You read in our recent updates that Trump's EPA was bizarrely trying to claim that ponds aren't really water. Specifically,...

Pages

Join us to hold polluters accountable and defend the Bay DONATE NOW >