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Baykeeper Settles Sewage Spill Lawsuit with South San Francisco

(Bay Area, CA) March 10, 2011 – The City of South San Francisco (“City”) and San Francisco Baykeeper (“Baykeeper”) jointly announce today that the South San Francisco City Council approved a...

Baykeeper Settles Lawsuit With South San Francisco to Reduce Sewage Spills to the Bay

Baykeeper has successfully settled our lawsuit against the City of South San Francisco for illegal sewage spills to the Bay. Under our settlement agreement with the City, South San Francisco will...

Trawling for Plastic in the Bay

Baykeeper recently started, in collaboration with the San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI), the first-ever pilot program aimed at quantifying the amount of plastic floating in the Bay. As part of...

Video of King Tides in the Bay

The Baykeeper boat braved the elements to take a trip on the Bay today, giving local officials and reporters a view of King Tides in the Bay. The high tide today was almost a foot higher than usual,...

Baykeeper Supports AB 376 to Protect Sharks

Baykeeper is joining environmental and conservation groups in supporting California Assembly Bill 376, which would prohibit the possession, sale, trade and distribution of shark fins in the state....

Barge Runs Aground Off San Francisco Shoreline

Update: The sheen on the water around the barge is reportedly a small amount of engine oil, and the barge's fuel tanks were not damaged. Booms are in place around the barge. Baykeeper spoke with...

High Tides This Week Foreshadow Sea Level Rise in the Bay

This week some of the year’s highest tides will breach California’s coastal and bay shorelines, providing a glimpse of what the state can expect as sea level rises due to climate change. Baykeeper...

The Ghost Fleet Cleanup Progresses

A year ago, Baykeeper successfully settled our lawsuit to force the federal government to clean up the toxic Ghost Fleet of Suisun Bay. Work to remove the fleet has been steadily progressing since...

Hotline Tip Leads to Cleaner Roadways in Redwood City

San Francisco Baykeeper recently received a call to our pollution hotline from a concerned resident who was biking in Redwood City. She noticed oil on the street next to several garbage collection...

Improving Cleanup of PCBs in the Bay

This week Baykeeper advocated for the Regional Water Board to strengthen the cleanup plan for PCBs in the Bay by reining in contaminated discharges from municipal and industrial waste water. The...

Oil Spill Drill in Oakland Harbor

Executive Director and Baykeeper Deb Self is participating in an oil spill preparedness training in the Oakland Middle Harbor today.She reports:I'm out at the Oakland Middle Harbor where oil spill...

Speak Up for A Healthy South Bay Shoreline

The City of San Jose is currently considering how best to use the 2,600-acre site of the San Jose/Santa Clara Water Pollution Control Plant as they sustainably rebuild their wastewater treatment...


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