Baykeeper Press Releases

(Sep 16, 2015) (SAN FRANCISCO, CA) Caltrans’ plan to implode the largest underwater pier of the old Bay Bridge threatens to pollute San Francisco Bay with dust and debris. “This cost-saving operation is without precedent in San Francisco Bay, and it seems the Bay will end up paying the price to recoup money spent on cost over-runs and mistakes in the new bridge construction process,” says...
(Aug 24, 2015) Protecting our rights to sand at Ocean Beach and in the Bay.  San Francisco Baykeeper will present arguments in the California Court of Appeal in our case to stop excessive sand mining in San Francisco Bay. We will be urging the court to require more sustainable sand mining limits that protect Ocean Beach and the Bay. For decades, private companies have been permitted to mine too...
(Jun 30, 2015) (SAN FRANCISCO, CA) What can you do if you see a lawn sprinkler going full blast, with water running into the street? Or a garden hose gushing water with no one around?  Now, there’s a friendly way to remind neighbors about the need to conserve water during California’s fourth year of severe drought. Baykeeper has created a friendly water conservation reminder note that lets Bay...
(Mar 23, 2015) SAN FRANCISCO – Senator Mark Leno is teaming up with environmental protection advocates today to announce legislation that would protect wildlife in the event of a marine spill involving a non-petroleum based substance. The legislation was inspired by the recent discovery of a mysterious sticky gray substance, dubbed in press reports as “mystery goo,” in the San Francisco Bay that...
(Mar 17, 2015) (Sacramento, CA) – The California State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) is expected to adopt an expanded emergency urban water conservation regulation today. The State Water Board’s action comes on the heels of new NASA data showing that California has approximately one year of water supply left in its reservoirs, and a poor showing of statewide water conservation...
(Dec 19, 2014) Media Advisory SAN FRANCISCO – Some of the year’s highest tides will occur December 21-23. These high tides, called King Tides, give a preview of flooding the Bay Area can expect as global climate change causes sea levels to rise. Baykeeper will be on the San Francisco shoreline to discuss the threat sea level rise presents, and how the Bay Area can prepare to avert damage. Who:...
(Dec 8, 2014) San Francisco — Today, San Francisco Baykeeper and a coalition of concerned citizen groups, sportfishermen, and environmental organizations joined with the State of California in a lawsuit to defend the state’s oil spill response planning and financial responsibility requirements against a challenge by the railroads. Baykeeper filed a friend of the court brief along with Communities...
(Nov 24, 2014) San Francisco, CA (November 24, 2014) Today San Francisco Baykeeper sent the City of San Jose a notice that Baykeeper intends to sue the city for failing to keep trash, fecal bacteria, and other pollution from washing into major creeks and tributaries to San Francisco Bay. Baykeeper conducted a two-year investigation that shows San Jose has some of the highest levels of polluted...
(Oct 8, 2014) SAN FRANCISCO, CA — The Board of Supervisors yesterday passed a resolution supporting and encouraging the Department of the Environment and the Port of San Francisco in developing a policy to bar the transportation and export of hazardous fossil fuel materials in San Francisco. Supervisors Malia Cohen and Scott Wiener introduced the resolution to prohibit the movement of crude oil,...
(Jul 17, 2014) (San Francisco, CA) With the number of freight trains carrying crude oil skyrocketing in California, a new state law will provide the state’s rivers, lakes, and creeks with protection from oil spills previously given only to the state’s coastal waters. The expanded protection is especially critical now, because the danger of oil spills into the state’s inland waters is rising as...

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