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Conservation Coalition Outlines Goals for Gov. Newsom’s "Water Portfolio" Plan

Sacramento – A coalition of 55 conservation, fishing, recreation, water policy, and environmental justice groups from throughout California, representing hundreds of thousands of Californians, sent a...

Stopping Compost Pollution in Suisun Marsh

More than 1,600 industrial facilities operate in the San Francisco Bay watershed. Many handle toxic materials like heavy metals and industrial chemicals. If they don’t take steps to contain waste and...

Trump Administration to Dredge San Francisco Bay to Make Room for More Oil

OAKLAND, Calif.— Public-interest groups filed a joint letter Monday with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers strongly warning against efforts to dredge a deeper channel through San Francisco Bay...

Baykeeper on Patrol: June 2019 Update

In June, Baykeeper conducted an aerial patrol to investigate a proposal by the federal Army Corps of Engineers to deepen a shipping channel in the San Joaquin River near Stockton. Ship traffic from...

Joining Forces to Stop Dirty Coal Exports

In 2013, the Vallejo Marine Terminal (VMT) and Orcem Cement company proposed to build a bulk shipping terminal and cement plant along the shores of Mare Island Strait, in northern San Francisco Bay...

Protecting the Bay from a Billion-Dollar Oil Spill

In 2010, a pipeline burst and spilled heavy crude oil into Michigan’s Kalamazoo River. Response agencies tried to clean up the heavy oil but gave up after five years and over a billion dollars spent...

Tell the Senate: Protect the Bay from a Disastrous Oil Spill

The threat of a destructive oil spill in the Bay is looming large. Oil companies are increasingly transporting heavy crude that’s virtually impossible to clean up once it sinks into a waterway....

New report confirms that Oakland’s sewage system stinks

Smelly sewer lines are not the only things that stink about Oakland’s sewage program. A new investigation has found that the city failed to report and respond to a number of raw sewage spills that...

Lawsuit Aims to Force Trump to Protect Imperiled Longfin Smelt, Seven Other Species

SAN FRANCISCO— The Center for Biological Diversity and San Francisco Baykeeper sued the Trump administration today for failing to protect the longfin smelt, as well as seven other highly imperiled...

Sucking water from rivers leaves only a trickle for the Bay

For decades, San Francisco Bay and the California Delta have been starved for fresh water. As cities and farms suck water from Sierra rivers, only a trickle of fresh water is left to flow unimpeded...

Baykeeper on Patrol: May 2019 Update

Baykeeper recently received a pollution hotline tip about a company that dumped material on a shoreline site. The potentially toxic substance was embedded in the dirt, so Baykeeper's scientists used...

Wetlands are key to the Bay’s future

The Bay’s tides are projected to rise 5 feet within the next generation. That means the wetlands and marshes resting right at the waterline are vulnerable. They will be among the first areas to...


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