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San Bruno Agrees to Reduce Sewage Spills to the Bay

The City of San Bruno has agreed to a plan to reduce its recurring sewage spills that contaminate San Francisco Bay and its tributaries. Baykeeper brought suit against San Bruno in February 2010 in...

Environmental, Neighborhood Groups Welcome Release Of America’s Cup Environmental Review

San Francisco – More than 30 environmental groups greeted today’s release of the America’s Cup Draft Environmental Impact Report with guarded optimism. The groups said they had worked with the City...

Debate Heats Up on Senate Pesticide Bill

The U.S. Senate is now considering a bill that would exempt pesticide protections from the Clean Water Act. The bill passed the Agricultural Committee two weeks ago, but several Democratic Senators...

Take Action: Help Defend the Clean Water Act and Protect U.S. Waterways

The U.S. House of Representatives is considering new legislation that would drastically weaken the power of the Clean Water Act to protect waterways from pollution. Please take action to help...

Say Yes to Mineral Sunscreens, but No to Nanos

From the July 2011 edition of Bay CrossingsAmerica’s 33-year wait for the FDA to publish rules on sunscreen labeling ended in June—just in time for the apparent end of the rainy season. The new...

Baykeeper Secures Stronger Protections on Shell Oil Site

Baykeeper has secured stronger regulations on the Shell Oil marine terminal used for delivering oil to and from tanker ships. The terminal, located adjacent to the Shell Oil Refinery on the south...

Advocating for Greater Protections at the Shell Oil Terminal in Martinez

Last week, the California State Lands Commission (CSLC) unanimously voted to renew the lease for Shell Oil's oil-receiving and exporting marine terminal, allowing the company to continue its...

Controlling Pollution from a Pittsburg Steel Plant

Baykeeper recently voiced concerns to the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board over new storm water and wastewater discharge regulations for the USS-POSCO Industries steel finishing...

New Efforts to Reduce Methylmercury in the Delta

The State Water Resources Control Board has approved new management measures aimed at reducing methylmercury pollution in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Estuary and the Yolo Bypass, with the...

Protecting the Bay from Landfill Development in San José

The San José City Council recently declared that a full environmental impact report (EIR) is not required for a new energy production facility to be built on top of a closed landfill on the shore of...

Pesticide Bill Moves Forward in Senate

Senate bill 718, which exempts pesticide applications from Clean Water Act protections, was approved by the Senate Agriculture Committee this week and now passes to consideration by the full Senate....

Advocating for Stronger Controls on the Chevron Refinery

Baykeeper is advocating for more rigorous regulation of the Chevron Richmond Refinery's wastewater and storm water pollution. Located on the Richmond shoreline, the Refinery has been in operation...


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