BAYKEEPER SUCCESS STORIES

Success Stories

Updates and news about our latest victories defending San Francisco Bay 

Is Alameda Going Underwater?

A human-made island, at sea level, surrounded by San Francisco Bay, Alameda faces an unusually high risk from sea level rise. In the coming decades, sea levels around the Bay will rise by at least...

What Goes Up Must Come Down

A metal plating company in Fremont, Global Plating, has long avoided Clean Water Act requirements by claiming to have no industrial activities outdoors. But after collecting stormwater samples,...

Fighting Giants Around the Bay

The determined underdog emerges victorious after defeating a ferocious giant. It’s a mythic story that cuts across centuries and cultures. One of the most familiar versions takes place in the valley...

A Turning Point for Bay Fish

In response to our advocacy efforts to reduce pollution in Bay fish over a decade ago, a local water agency informed us that there was “no evidence of subsistence fishing in the Bay Area.” This came...

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The Secret Ingredient

The traditional holiday season of thanks is taking on new flavor as I reflect on what Baykeeper has accomplished over this past year. There’s so much to be grateful for. We made it through the worst...

Big Coal's Days in the Bay Are Numbered

The Richmond City Council just signed an agreement that will keep coal out of the city permanently—a move that Baykeeper has fought for long and hard. We worked with partners and local activists in...

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Richmond City Council, Levin Terminal Plan to Phase Out Handling Coal, ‘Petcoke’ by 2026

RICHMOND (CBS SF) — Richmond city officials on Friday announced a new plan for the city to phase out the handling of coal and “petcoke” at the Levin Richmond Marine Terminal in the next five years,...

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...

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...

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