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Nothing Fluffy About Auto Fluff

What do you think would happen if you took a giant chainsaw to an SUV? If you imagined metal shards and particles of plastic and foam flying in every direction, you wouldn’t be far off! The...

Cargill Gives Up Nonsensical Legal Challenge to Salt Ponds Ruling

Today, Redwood City Salt Plant, LLC, an affiliate of Cargill Incorporated, the largest privately held company in the United States, abandoned its latest attempt to facilitate selling off its South...

Roundtable: Water Wars Beyond the Delta

In this roundtable discussion moderated by Baykeeper Senior Scientist Dr. Jon Rosenfield, a panel of water experts discusses California's infamous "water wars" and the award-winning documentary River...

EPA Abandons Trump-Era Appeal to Overturn South Bay Salt Ponds Ruling

The EPA today abandoned a Trump-era attempt to remove federal Clean Water Act protections from the South Bay salt ponds, which would have facilitated property owner Cargill selling off the wetlands...

When the Bay Smells Like a Gas Station

Two weeks ago, an oil pipeline at the Chevron refinery in Richmond leaked, spilling more than 700 gallons of diesel mixture into the Bay. Authorities closed nearby Keller Beach and issued a public...

Chevron's Pathetic Response to Today's Oil Spill Increases Risk of Harm: Baykeeper Statement

Oakland, CA—Oil infrastructure at Chevron's Richmond refinery failed today, causing oil to spill into the Bay. Chevron's initial measures to control the spill were inadequate, and oil quickly...

Baykeeper Condemns Newsom Failure to Protect SF Bay’s Wildlife and People

Oakland—By law, the state is required to develop a scientifically solid plan to ensure that enough fresh water flows into San Francisco Bay to keep the water clean and to support thriving fisheries...

Polluting Cities Fail to Stop Baykeeper Case

Two years ago, Baykeeper scientists discovered significant amounts of bacteria pollution from raw sewage in Stevens Creek, Calabazas Creek, Guadalupe Slough, and other South Bay waterways....

Groups Support Legal Action Calling for Oversight of Metal Shredding Facilities

OAKLAND (Jan. 8, 2021) – Environmental justice and conservation groups filed an amicus brief today, calling on the California Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC) to...

Federal Court Denies Sunnyvale/Mountain View Requests to Dismiss Baykeeper Pollution Suits

Bacterial Pollution From Sewage Is Actionable Under Clean Water Act—In Case You Missed It Oakland, CA—San Francisco Baykeeper, in February 2020, filed legal actions under the Clean Water Act...

Keeping an Eye on the Bay by Land, Sea, and Air

Cole Burchiel came to Baykeeper after spending time as a park ranger in Vermont; he was hiking the Appalachian trail when he got the call to interview. Now Cole manages Baykeeper’s signature Bay...

A Big Win You Might Not Know About

Sometimes when the Bay scores a big win, you might not be aware of it. There's not a fireworks show or a victory parade. Most often, the developer with a bad proposal or the industrial company with a...


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