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A Death Sentence for California Salmon

Last year, the Sacramento River’s winter-run Chinook salmon were almost entirely killed off. How? California’s State Water Resources Control Board allowed water releases into the river that were too...

Bio-diesel: Just Another Dirty Fuel?

At Baykeeper, we want the dirty fossil fuel industry to transition to producing cleaner types of energy. But just what does that mean? With the industry spin doctors spreading so many mistruths, it...

Never Too Big to Be Held Accountable

Baykeeper's legal action to stop petroleum coke pollution at the Port of Benicia just got much bigger. We put Valero—one of America’s largest companies, #16 on the Forbes Top 50—on notice that we’re...

Tackling Toxic Flooding—From Above & Below

Last week, Baykeeper co-hosted a workshop with scientists and environmental justice advocates to tackle the threat of sea level and groundwater rise inundating the Bay’s toxic sites. There are...

Sea Level Rise and Shoreline Contamination Regional Workshop

Community Leaders and Government Officials to Discuss the Threat of Sea Level and Groundwater Rise to Contaminated Sites around San Francisco Bay   WHEN:     ...

A Turning Point for Bay Fish

In response to our advocacy efforts to reduce pollution in Bay fish over a decade ago, a local water agency informed us that there was “no evidence of subsistence fishing in the Bay Area.” This came...

Big Coal's Days in the Bay Are Numbered

The Richmond City Council just signed an agreement that will keep coal out of the city permanently—a move that Baykeeper has fought for long and hard. We worked with partners and local activists in...

Richmond City Council and Levin Terminal Reach Agreement to Phase Out Coal and Petcoke by End of 2026

Settlement establishes end date for scourge of coal and petcoke dust, and will include interim health protections for Richmond residents for the next five years Richmond, CA—Today, the Richmond...

Science Leads the Way to a Healthy Bay

When Jon Rosenfield started at Baykeeper in 2019, he already had a long history of protecting the Bay. He was practically destined to join our team. After graduating from Cornell, Jon landed his...

The Last Oil Spill?

Yet another oil spill is blackening our state's beautiful coastline—this time in Southern California—a reminder of the destructiveness and toxicity of fossil fuels. News images of marred shorelines,...

Public Tips Lead to Catching Fossil Fuel Polluter in the Act

Baykeeper Notifies Benicia Petcoke Polluter of Intent to Sue   Oakland, CA—San Francisco Baykeeper yesterday served a notice of intent to sue Amports, the owner of the Port of Benicia,...

100 Groups Demand Biden Cut Airplane Climate Pollution

 Coalition Blasts EPA Delays on Replacing Do-Nothing Trump Rule WASHINGTON— One hundred environmental, community and public-health groups called on the Biden administration today to...


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