BAYKEEPER SUCCESS STORIES

Success Stories

Updates and news about our latest victories defending San Francisco Bay 

Judge Rules Ponds Are Water

Baykeeper v. US EPA: A legal victory for the Bay… and for common sense You read in our recent updates that Trump's EPA was bizarrely trying to claim that ponds aren't really water. Specifically,...

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Redwood City salt ponds subject to environmental protections, judge rules

A federal judge ruled that a sprawling collage of salt ponds in Redwood City is subject to protections under the Clean Water Act.. The lawsuit was brought by several environmental groups, including...

Being a Good neighbor

Last summer, when Baykeeper scientists reviewed pollution data from across the Bay Area, one facility stood out. Lab results from PJ’s Rebar revealed that its Fremont facility had been releasing...

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The one where the bad guys went to jail…

I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling a little disappointed that the 50th Earth Day came and went, and it didn't get nearly the fanfare it deserved. Especially at a time when environmental...

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...

Good Choice, Alameda! Replace Pavement with a Healthy New Wetland

Future sea level rise poses a major threat to Alameda, a low-lying island in San Francisco Bay. Alameda’s shoreline neighborhoods will face a high risk of flooding, and rising tides could wash...

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Richmond, Thank You for Banning Coal!

In a bold move, the City of Richmond voted to ban coal storage and handling. This is a huge step forward in the fight to protect local residents and stop dirty coal pollution in 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...

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