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Saltworks Project Site Already Susceptible To Significant Flood Risk

Recent research conducted at the Menlo Park office of the U.S. Geological Survey indicates the proposed Saltworks Project site in Redwood City is currently subject to a significant amount of flood...

USGS Video on Sediments and Sea Level Rise

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) recently posted an interesting video titled Turbid Bay that discusses current research on how sediment is transported from the water column to tidal mudflats around the...

Take Action: Ask Senators Boxer and Feinstein to Protect Waterways from Pesticides

Next week the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture will vote on whether to exempt pesticide applications from Clean Water Act protections. Please send a message to U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer and...

Point Molate Saved from Casino Development

On April 5, the Richmond City Council voted against further consideration of a casino development slated for the wild shoreline of Point Molate, wisely choosing to protect this important open space...

Nearly A Quarter-Billion Gallons of Sewage Spilled to the Bay

Nearly 250 million gallons of sewage entered San Francisco Bay and surrounding waterways during the recent rainy season. In the East Bay, more than 230 million gallons of partially treated sewage...

New Legal Action Against Hanson Aggregates

Baykeeper recently filed a Clean Water Act citizen lawsuit in U.S. Federal District Court against Hanson Aggregates for illegal discharges of storm water and wastewater from three of its Bay Area...

U.S. House Passes Bill to Reduce Pesticide Protections

Yesterday the U.S. House of Representatives passed HR 872, a bill that seeks to overturn key protections against harmful pesticide spraying in waterways. Thank you to all the Baykeeper members who...

Small Oil Spill at Richmond Long Wharf

Baykeeper has received word that there has been a small oil spill near the Richmond Long Wharf, the main pier for the Chevron Refinery. Chevron estimates the spill is approximately half a barrel (21...

Advocating for Stronger Sediment Cleanup Measures

Baykeeper is advocating for improvements to the State Water Board's revisions to their Sediment Quality Objectives, guidelines which are intended to result in the identification and cleanup of toxic...

Baykeeper Fights Highway Pollution

For the first time in ten years, the State Water Board is renewing regulations that govern pollution from California's interstates and highways. Baykeeper is fighting for a strong policy to control...

New Baykeeper Settlements to Reduce Sewage Spills to the Bay

Two recent San Francisco Baykeeper victories will help significantly reduce sewage spills to local waterways across the Bay Area.Baykeeper, along with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)...

Baykeeper, EPA Reach Agreement in Sewage Lawsuit Against Seven East Bay Cities

(Bay Area, CA) San Francisco Baykeeper, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Water Boards today announced an agreement in a lawsuit over illegal sewage spills by seven...


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