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Report Exposes Vast Amounts of Unregulated Water Pollution from Oil Refineries in SF Bay Area, Across US

San Francisco – A national study of water pollution from oil refineries reveals that Bay Area refineries are among the most polluting refineries in the country, including the Chevron Richmond and...

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Biden Witnesses Bay Area Storm Damage: January’s Massive Bay Sewage Spills May Have Ended, but Root Causes Not Addressed

Bay Area Residents and Wildlife Remain at Risk President Biden is visiting the South Bay today with Governor Newsom to tour damage from recent storms.  January’s atmospheric river events...

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Historic Rains Bring Massive Sewage Spills into SF Bay

Agencies Must Improve Sewage Systems to Meet Known Challenges OAKLAND—Reports indicate that recent heavy rains overwhelmed the East Bay Municipal Utility District’s sewage treatment plants....

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Newsom's Delta Tunnel: Baykeeper comments

Newsom's Delta Tunnel Comment Period Ends Baykeeper statement: Death Sentence for SF Bay’s Fish   Today, San Francisco Baykeeper and 13 partner organizations filed comments with the...

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A Message for Holiday Cooks & Kitchen Helpers

When you think of the holidays, Bay pollution probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But every year, celebratory meals worsen sewage pollution in San Francisco Bay. Holiday cooking...

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Statement: Baykeeper Departs Waterkeeper Alliance, Continues To Champion SF Bay and Its Watershed

SF Baykeeper is a longstanding protector of San Francisco Bay, and our approach has always required us to work within the entirety of the Bay's watershed. A healthy Bay depends on the health of the...

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Oakland Community Leaders Rally to Oppose Injection of Toxic Money into the Mayor’s Race Two Weeks Before the Election

OAKLAND, CA –– On Thursday, October 26, just twelve days before the November General Election, No Coal in Oakland, a grassroots coalition of community, faith, and environmental justice...

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Following Lawsuits, Govt Proposes Endangered Listing for Longfin Smelt

Jeopardized by Excessive Freshwater Diversions, Imperiled San Francisco Bay Fish One Step Closer to Protection SAN FRANCISCO—The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today proposed protecting the San...

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Tell Reclamation: Restore the San Joaquin River and Its Salmon

Despite a settlement agreement with conservation and fishing groups to restore water flows and salmon to the San Joaquin River, each year the Federal Bureau of Reclamation aims to deliver enough...

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Announcing Pence for the Planet Partnership

We're proud to announce a new partnership with two-time World Series Champion and MLB All-Star Hunter Pence on an initiative to fight climate change, prevent pollution, and improve public spaces!...

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SF Baykeeper Sues Santa Clara Valley Water for Mismanaging Water Flows, Failing to Protect Health of Bay Ecosystem

OAKLAND—San Francisco Baykeeper filed a lawsuit today against the Santa Clara Valley Water District over its water management practices that violate the California Constitution, the Fish and Game...

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Clean Water Act 50th Anniversary: Taking Big Oil All the Way to the Supreme Court

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act. So we’re looking back to celebrate the ways this effective law has helped us protect San Francisco Bay—and share how we’re still working...

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