Baykeeper In The News
Articles and other news featuring Baykeeper's role in protecting the Bay
The Bay Citizen | September 23, 2011 | Oil Spills
Nearly four years after the Cosco Busan, a container ship, clipped the Bay Bridge and dumped 53,000 gallons of toxic fuel into San Francisco Bay, the ship's owners and operators agreed to pay a combined $44 million to compensate for the damage the spill caused.
San Francisco Chronicle | September 20, 2011 | Oil Spills
The shipping companies responsible for the 2007 Cosco Busan oil spill, which polluted San Francisco Bay and killed thousands of birds and fish, have agreed to pay $44.4 million to restore habitat and reimburse the agencies that responded to the disaster, state and federal officials announced Monday.
Mercury News | September 2, 2011 | Oil Spills
The fight over whether to maintain California's oil-spill response and prevention program is a classic Sacramento showdown pitting Big Oil against public safety and the environment.
KGO-TV | August 12, 2011 | America's Cup
Environmentalists are concerned over the impact that the upcoming America's Cup race may have on the bay.
Way Out West News | July 25, 2011 | America's Cup
Heavy construction. Massive crowds. Congested waterways. Based on the city’s recently released draft environment impact report (EIR) for the 2013 America’s Cup, these threats, along with others, are an unavoidable addition to the international event.
Huffington Post | July 16, 2011 | America's Cup
The America's Cup is expected to create 8,000 jobs and inject more than $1.4 billion into the region's economy when the world's fastest yachts take to San Francisco Bay in 2013. But the anticipated 5 million spectators – with 500,000 on "peak" days – will test the Bay Area's transportation network, sanitation systems and the environment...
San Francisco Examiner | July 15, 2011 | Sick of Sewage
Baykeeper’s campaign to compel sewer agencies to upgrade their crumbling underground pipes has been remarkably successful. The nonprofit group has pressured Bay Area agencies in Burlingame, Hillsborough, Millbrae, San Carlos, South San Francisco and elsewhere to invest in maintenance at an unprecedented rate.
San Francisco Bay Guardian | July 13, 2011 | America's Cup
Members of the public will have a chance to offer feedback on the massive draft environmental impact report (DEIR) for the America's Cup at the Planning Commision on August 11 -- one month from the date of the DEIR release, July 11.
The Almanac | May 30, 2011 | Sick of Sewage
In a partial resolution of a lawsuit by San Francisco Baykeeper against the West Bay Sanitary District, a federal court judge has found the district liable for 21 sewage overflows, each of more than 100 gallons, that entered Peninsula streams, including streams in Atherton, Woodside, Menlo Park and Portola Valley.
SF Chronicle | May 26, 2011 | Bay Recreation
The Bay Area is a good place for beachgoers to surf, swim and frolic in the waves, unless you're trying to do it on San Francisco's Baker Beach and a few other places where plumes of bacteria regularly flow into the ocean, according to a statewide beach report card released Wednesday.