Baykeeper Updates Related to Bay Defense

BK In The News: April 22, 2021
SAN FRANCISCO - People who make their livings fighting to protect the Bay Area say the region is a lot healthier than it was when Earth Day began in the 1970s. "But it is still not as clean as it could be. It is not in great shape right now," said Cole Burchiel, field investigator for San Francisco...
Blog Post: April 16, 2021
Nicole Sasaki, an undergraduate at UC Berkeley, was watching the news one day in 2007 when she learned about Baykeeper. A cargo ship named Cosco Busan had spilled more than 53,000 gallons of oil into the Bay, killing wildlife and closing beaches. Nicole was impressed by Baykeeper’s immediate...
BK In The News: January 30, 2021
Rep. Jackie Speier, D-San Francisco/San Mateo, announced a bill on Thursday... Within the past 150 years, 90 percent of the San Francisco Bay's wetlands have been destroyed due to human activity, according to San Francisco Baykeeper, a Bay Area environmental nonprofit.
Column: December 22, 2020
“Nimble” is a word I use with​ ​pride to describe Baykeeper’s ability to rise to a challenge. And boy, did the world test us in 2020! In response to the global pandemic, our dedicated staff smoothly pivoted to remote work, and we expanded our pollution patrols to include drones. As wildfires...
Column: November 7, 2020
We’re feeling grateful and relieved that millions across the country came together to choose Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, leaders who trust science and believe in protecting our health and environment. The week’s seemingly endless counting of votes made it clear that democracy works and our voices...
Column: November 4, 2020
Nothing like a dramatically historic—and incomplete—election night to remind us all that it's still 2020. We've heard for weeks that we wouldn't immediately know the results of the election, but it's disconcerting nonetheless. With ballots still being counted in unsettled states across the country...
Press Release: October 14, 2020
  Oakland, CA — Today, Donald Trump signed an executive order to form a "subcabinet" office of water policy, with a mandate of meeting the water demands of industrial agriculture and fracking. An executive order from Trump put Interior Secretary David Bernhardt and Environmental Protection Agency...
BK In The News: October 6, 2020
The owner of the Cargill Salt Ponds in Redwood City said it is “reviewing all options” after a federal judge ruled Monday that the 1,400-acre site — eyed for development for more than a decade — is protected under the Clean Water Act... The organizations — including Save the Bay, San Francisco...
BK In The News: September 3, 2020
A Justice Department lawyer urged a federal judge Thursday to uphold the Trump administration’s finding that vast salt ponds slated for redevelopment along the San Francisco Bay are not protected “waters of the United States.”.. Other plaintiffs in the lawsuit include San Francisco Baykeeper,...
Column: April 20, 2020
As we approach a very unusual Earth Day, I’m reminded more than ever how lucky we are to live in the Bay Area with all of our wonderful outdoor spaces. We can’t fully enjoy them right now, for the good of our community. But here at Baykeeper, we’re seeing that the threats to the Bay haven't paused...

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