BAYKEEPER SUCCESS STORIES

Success Stories

Updates and news about our latest victories defending San Francisco Bay 

Dream Restaurant Becomes a Waterfront Nightmare

The nightmare began several years ago with a dream of turning a 95-year-old former war vessel into a floating luxury restaurant. But the dream was never realized. The owner abandoned the boat, the...

Got a sinking feeling? Cheer up, our new law protects the Bay from non-floating oils

San Francisco Bay is a major oil transportation corridor. As refineries ramp up production of heavy crude, the risk of a disastrous sinking oil spill is increasing. In a victory to offset that...

A Pond that Protects San Francisco Bay

Can heavy industry coexist with a healthy San Francisco Bay? Yes, but only if companies use exceptional pollution controls. When Baykeeper first investigated U.S. Pipe and Foundry, a steel pipe...

If at First They Don’t Succeed, We Make Them Try, Try Again

Baykeeper requires polluters to stop contaminating San Francisco Bay… but what happens when they don’t? We make them keep trying. The companies install additional pollution controls, and they...

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...

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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...

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The Cleanup of the Ghost Fleet is Now Complete

The Ghost Fleet of Suisun Bay—the decaying military ships that poisoned the San Francisco Bay ecosystem for 40 years—is finally gone. Legal action brought by Baykeeper and our environmental partners...

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