Baykeeper In The News

Articles and other news featuring Baykeeper's role in protecting the Bay
San Jose Mercury News | August 26, 2010 | Bay Recreation
Crews labored Thursday to repair a pipeline that ruptured the previous day, spewing thousands of gallons of raw sewage into half a dozen Redwood City homes and a nearby lagoon. 
Sacramento Bee | August 15, 2010 | Oil Spills
Leaders of San Francisco Bay's fishing fleet say they're both perplexed and frustrated with state and federal oil spill authorities.
Examiner.com San Francisco | August 11, 2010 | Bay Recreation
On August 3, 2010, five Dolphin Club members swam the inaugural Golden Gate Medley Swim (GGMS) to raise $10,000 for San Francisco Baykeeper, the nonprofit pollution watchdog for San Francisco Bay.
The Bay Citizen | August 2, 2010 | Legal Action
Starting next July, sewer rates for residents within the Richmond Municipal Sewer District will go up 5 percent annually until July 2014.  In 2006, Baykeeper filed a lawsuit stating that the city of Richmond had been spilling hundreds of thousands of gallons of raw sewage into the bay every year.
Marin Independent Journal | August 2, 2010 | Bay Recreation
When Vic Pizarro heard that a group of his fellow Dolphin Club swimmers had a plan to swim four laps each across the Golden Gate as a fundraiser for the organization that protects the health of San Francisco Bay, he knew he wanted to join the cause.
San Francisco Chronicle | May 27, 2010 | Bay Recreation
More than 90 percent of Bay Area beaches received top grades in the annual report by Heal the Bay, a Santa Monica group that studied pathogens and bacteria levels at 456 California beaches.
San Francisco Chronicle | May 14, 2010 | Oil Spills
The Bay Area's most skilled, experienced wildlife rehabilitators have decamped to the Gulf of Mexico shoreline. San Francisco Baykeeper, part of a national coastline preservation nonprofit, has dispatched two staff members to the gulf.
Los Angeles Times | April 1, 2010 | Ghost Fleet
After years of legal wrangling, the federal government agreed Wednesday to remove a fleet of mothballed military ships that has dropped tons of heavy metal pollution into a waterway northeast of San Francisco.
San Francisco Chronicle | April 1, 2010 | Ghost Fleet
The federal government and environmental groups reached an agreement Wednesday that will mean the end of the ghost fleet of retired ships in Suisun Bay. "They were a floating toxic waste dump," said Deb Self, executive director for the San Francisco Baykeeper, an environmental group.
New York Times | February 23, 2010 | Pesticides
Environmentalists hailed the court's decision not to review a year-old ruling requiring farmers to secure Clean Water Act approval for the use of pesticides already permitted under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act. U.S. EPA is now reviewing the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System to devise a permitting system...

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