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EPA, Baykeeper Take Legal Action to Stop East Bay Sewage Spills

Today, San Francisco Baykeeper filed a complaint in federal district court to join the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) enforcement action against six East Bay cities and one sewage...

A New Wave of Legal Action to Stop Sewage Spills to the Bay

San Francisco Baykeeper filed three new lawsuits today to prevent sewage spills to San Francisco Bay from the City of Millbrae, the City of San Carlos and the West Bay Sanitation District. Baykeeper’...

A New Regional Permit to Control Storm Water Pollution

In October 2009 the San Francisco Regional Water Quality Control Board adopted the final Municipal Regional Stormwater Permit, pursuant to the Clean Water Act. Also known as an MS4 permit, this...

Groups Challenge Bush-Era Central Valley Water Contracts

Conservation groups have appealed a decision to keep long-term water delivery contracts in California’s Central Valley that would result in years of damage to devastated salmon and other native...

25th Anniversary of Coastal Cleanup Day Draws Volunteers of All Ages to Hunters Point

WHAT: Beach Cleanup at India Basin Shoreline Park WHEN: Saturday, September 19, 2009 (10 am to noon) WHERE: India Basin Shoreline Park in the Bayview/Hunters Point neighborhood (on Hunters...

California Fishing Communities, Tribes and Conservation Groups Defend Salmon, Steelhead, Green Sturgeon and Killer Whales from Industry Attack

A broad coalition of fishing, environmental groups and tribes filed papers in federal court today defending California’s native salmon. The groups oppose legal efforts by commercial water users and...

Fisheries Service Issues New Rulebook to Protect Imperiled California Salmon

Current operations of state and federal water projects in California’s Central Valley jeopardize endangered California Chinook salmon and steelhead populations, according to a biological...

Supreme Court Rules on Once-Through Cooled Power Plants

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) could weigh industry costs when establishing environmental protections for power plants with cooling water intake...

Oil Contamination of Eelgrass

Found throughout North America, eelgrass is an important plant in estuaries like the San Francisco Bay because its structure creates multi-layered habitat for many organisms. Oil spills like the...

Conservationists Win Decision Protecting Local Water Supplies, Fisheries & Wildlife

In yet another in a long list stinging defeats for the Bush’s Environmental Protection Agency, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals today issued a clear rebuke against the administration’s 2006 rule...

Waterkeepers Support Obama’s Appointment of Sutley to Key Environment Post

California environmental leaders learned Wednesday that one of their own, Nancy Sutley, could be tapped to lead the White House Council on Environmental Quality. Sutley currently serves as the deputy...

Stopping Sewage Spills in the San Mateo Peninsula

Frequent sewage spills in Burlingame will soon be reduced through a new agreement with San Francisco Baykeeper to make substantial improvements to sewage operations. The pollution watchdog group sued...


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