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Holding Polluters Accountable

Polluters don’t like getting caught. They get defensive—even when our field team catches them red-handed with photos and water sampling results demonstrating serious pollution violations. After we...

Dangerous Trump Water Rule Tossed: Good News for San Francisco Bay

Oakland, CA—A federal judge Monday threw out a major Trump administration rule that scaled back federal protections for streams, marshes, and wetlands across the United States. Trump's rule would...

Dear Water Board: Friendly Reminder That Actions Speak Louder Than Words

In the past year, nonprofits, corporations, and government agencies have gone to great lengths to make public statements and claim racial equity credentials. These efforts are laudable… and to be...

The Delta Is Going Green—in a Bad Way

Toxic algal blooms—which can make people sick and kill pets—are spreading fast in the Delta. Our patrol drone, Osprey, recently captured the footage above of the Stockton Marina (above), where...

"The Last Drop" Documentary, Featuring Baykeeper Scientist Jon Rosenfield

In this documentary, actor Adrian Grenier and National Geographic Explorer Shannon Switzer Swanson explore the growing problem of water scarcity in the US—including right here in the Bay Area. In...

Do Fireworks Pollute the Bay?

Fireworks can cause significant pollution. They are often set off over water, because setting them off over land creates a risk of fire. Some communities ban them over lakes used as drinking water...

SFPUC Leads San Francisco Backwards

California is facing a punishing drought… again. Our rivers are running low and can’t support fish and wildlife, and people across the state will have to scramble to cut back on water use. But some...

Baykeeper Joins Coalition to Oppose Herrera SFPUC Appointment

Oakland—San Francisco Baykeeper joined a coalition of environmental and social jsutice organizations to oppose Dennis Herrera as next San Francisco Public Utilities Commission general manager, and...

Baykeeper Comments, Applauds Alameda Draft General Plan

Oakland—San Francisco Baykeeper today submitted comments to the City of Alameda on its draft general plan update. Baykeeper applauds Alameda as one of few Bay Area jurisdictions to address...

Bills for the Bay

California lawmakers are busily crafting new legislation, on important topics—here are the bills Baykeeper is supporting so far: The Corporate Greenhouse Gas Transparency Bill (SB 260, Wiener,...

EBMUD Declares Drought—Baykeeper: Hold the Biggest Water Users Accountable

Oakland—Following two years of exceptionally dry conditions, the East Bay Utility District's board of directors voted Tuesday evening (April 27) to declare a stage one drought, and asked rate payers...

The Last Gasp for the Longfin Smelt

Sometimes justice delayed is justice denied. And so it could be with the Bay’s longfin smelt. This native fish population has declined 99.9 percent since the late 1980s, signaling widespread...


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