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New Shoreline Development Under the Shadow of Chevron

Richmond’s Point Molate has been called "the crown jewel” of the East Bay shoreline. It sits under the shadow of one of the region’s biggest polluters, the Chevron oil refinery—and now, Point Molate...

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Surprising Levels of Pollution from two South Bay Cities

Baykeeper’s field team has been busy investigating the causes of pollution to South Bay creeks and rivers that feed into San Francisco Bay. During the rainy season, our scientists spent many weeks...

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The Bay's Not a Long-Term Parking Lot

The pandemic has shut down the global demand for fossil fuels. That means Bay Area refineries can't process all the crude oil that’s already loaded on tankers and coming our way. It's...

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Using Fish Ears to Fight Polluters

Selenium poisoning is shocking local scientists… again. Newly published studies found deformities in 80 percent of young Sacramento splittail minnow, a threatened fish found in the...

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At EPA headquarters, salt ponds aren’t water

In a bizarre act of make believe, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) team in D.C. is claiming that pond water isn’t water. EPA recently decided that the Redwood City salt ponds are land and...

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Too little (but not too late) for the Petaluma River

Updated: On March 17, 2020, Baykeeper further challenged the Regional Board's flawed plan before the oversight agency, urging the State Water Board to reject the plan as inadequate. Baykeeper's...

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San Francisco Bay Swim Advisory

There’s a lot of uncertainty at the moment about how COVID-19 spreads. But what we do know is that raw sewage is rife with pathogens of all kinds—and spills of untreated sewage spike during...

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COVID-19: OUR PRECIOUS BAY NEEDS YOUR PROTECTION NOW MORE THAN EVER ...

As residents of the Bay Area, I’m inspired to know we continue to share a common bond through San Francisco Bay, despite our social distancing. The wave that breaks against the shoreline in Tiburon...

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Why is the Governor Seeking Harmful Water Diversions while Challenging Trump's?

In a new lawsuit, Governor Newsom is pushing back against a water grab by the Trump administration. But at the same time, Newsom’s agencies are working to enact eerily similar moves at the state...

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Full of it: Keeping Horse Manure out of the Petaluma

One of the largest horse boarding facilities in the country lies on the banks of the Petaluma River (pictured, above). For years, there's been nothing to stop the horse manure from flowing straight...

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Surprising Levels of Pollution from two South Bay Cities

Baykeeper’s field team has been busy investigating the causes of pollution to South Bay creeks and rivers that feed into San Francisco Bay. During the last few rainy seasons, our scientists spent...

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How a Hotline Tip Helped Stop Pollution around Chase Center

Our Field Investigator, Cole, recently received an unusual report to our pollution hotline: a tipster claimed that after concerts and basketball games, cleanup crews around Chase Center were washing...

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