Baykeeper Press Releases

A Collaboration IPA That Supports Fierce Champions of the San Francisco Bay
(Nov 19, 2019) San Francisco, CA (November 19, 2019) – Anchor Brewing Company and local nonprofit San Francisco Baykeeper announce their limited-edition collaboration brew, Baykeeper IPA, in cans for the very first time. A San Francisco-style IPA, Baykeeper IPA is a crisp and refreshing, yet high ABV brew that brims with fruit-forward hop layers. Just in time for Baykeeper’s 30th anniversary this...
(Jul 2, 2019) Sacramento – A coalition of 55 conservation, fishing, recreation, water policy, and environmental justice groups from throughout California, representing hundreds of thousands of Californians, sent a letter to state officials today thanking the Governor for his “…leadership in tackling California’s water issues.” The letter expresses support of the Newsom’s Water Portfolio planning...
Groups Push Back on Plans to Expand Bay Area Refining
(Jun 25, 2019) OAKLAND, Calif.— Public-interest groups filed a joint letter Monday with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers strongly warning against efforts to dredge a deeper channel through San Francisco Bay. The Army Corps’ proposal would result in a 13-mile dredging project designed to make it easier for oil tankers to move greater amounts of crude to and from Bay Area refineries. Dredging...
Excessive Freshwater Diversions From Bay Delta Endanger Yet Another Species
(May 23, 2019) SAN FRANCISCO— The Center for Biological Diversity and San Francisco Baykeeper sued the Trump administration today for failing to protect the longfin smelt, as well as seven other highly imperiled species across the country, under the Endangered Species Act. “The longfin smelt needs protection now if it’s going to have any chance at survival,” said Jeff Miller, a senior...
(Mar 18, 2019) 89% of Delta water flow into Bay was to combat salinity or due to water flows exceeding export capacity. Less than 1.5% related to Delta smelt. SACRAMENTO, CA—New findings published in the journal San Francisco Estuary & Watershed Science, reveal that water exports from the South Delta were limited by infrastructure and water quality concerns far more often than protections for...
(Oct 1, 2018) (San Francisco Bay, CA) – Sea levels are expected to rise in San Francisco Bay by at least three feet over the next 80 years.  Many people around the Bay Area, including those working for local governments responsible for shoreline adaptation, don’t know what that will mean.  ShoreView, a new way of viewing the Bay using Google StreetView technology, provides a glimpse into how sea...
(Aug 20, 2018) Today, a coalition of environmental organizations, Northern California Indian tribal members, and commercial and sportfishing organizations held a press conference at the State Capitol to advocate for strong salinity standards and unimpaired San Joaquin River flows as part of the State Water Resources Control Board’s Water Quality Control Plan updates for the Bay-Delta (Phase I)....
(May 15, 2018) Oakland, Calif. - Today, U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria ruled in favor of coal terminal developer Phil Tagami in his lawsuit challenging the City of Oakland’s ban on coal handling and storage. After a three-day trial, the judge found that the City of Oakland had not yet compiled sufficient evidence to support its ban against coal handling and storage in Oakland. “The City acted...
(Nov 1, 2017) Contact: Eric Laughlin, CDFW Communications, (916) 214-3279 SAN FRANCISCO – This month marks a decade since the container ship Cosco Busan crashed into a San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge support tower and released more than 53,000 gallons of fuel oil into San Francisco Bay, affecting people, estuarine and marine wildlife, habitats, and recreation across several counties and spurring...
(Sep 25, 2017) SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Conservation groups have sued the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to challenge the legality of a state permit that would allow the controversial Delta tunnels project to kill endangered salmon and other imperiled fish protected by the state’s Endangered Species Act. The tunnels project known as California WaterFix would divert massive amounts of...

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