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How to use Facebook to Support Baykeeper

Facebook has a simple fundraising tool that you can use to support Baykeeper’s critical work defending the Bay from the biggest threats and holding polluters accountable.  Make sure to set up...

US Coast Guard Legal Settlement with Baykeeper Finalized Today

Oakland, CA — Baykeeper and the US Coast Guard reached an agreement today that requires the federal agency to make significant changes to reduce heavy metals and other pollutants from its Yerba Buena...

San Francisco Baykeeper Responds to Trump's Announced Special Office of Water Grabs

  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...

Short Circuiting Pollution to the Bay

The Bay is literally surrounded by polluters of all shapes and sizes. Approximately 1,600 industrial facilities line the Bay and its tributaries. In the absence of pollution controls, these...

Federal Judge Finds for Environmental Groups in Suit Against EPA

Redwood City’s Salt Ponds are Protected by the Clean Water Act The historic salt ponds in Redwood City, owned by an affiliate of Cargill, Inc., are indeed waters of the United States and are...

Baykeeper v. EPA: A Big Win for the Bay

  Federal Judge Rules that Trump's EPA Cannot Declare South Bay Salt Ponds to be Land   Judge William Alsup of the US Northern District of California Court ruled today on the case...

Drone Patrol over the East Bay — September 2020

Drone patrol over the East Bay Baykeeper field investigator, Cole Burchiel, recently patrolled the Richmond harbor using our new drone, Osprey (pictured, above). As the newest addition to the...

24 Bay Area Groups Say Redwood City Cannot Wait to Act on Effects of Climate Change

REDWOOD CITY, California, September 1, 2020: Neighborhood groups, conservation, wildlife, and climate sustainability organizations, and even a public agency, joined forces today to issue an urgent...

Statement: Oakland Estuary Sewage Spill

OAKLAND – An unexpected power outage on Friday included the West Oakland area where the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) Main Wastewater Treatment Plant is located, which caused failure of...

Being a Good neighbor

Last summer, when Baykeeper scientists reviewed pollution data from across the Bay Area, one facility stood out. Lab results from PJ’s Rebar revealed that its Fremont facility had been releasing...

Crab Lines are Killing Whales

Crab fishing gear can be deadly. In increasing numbers, whales and sea turtles are being ensnared and injured in crab lines and drowning. The National Marine Fisheries Service has recorded deaths...

Groups Request New Hearing on Oakland Coal Pollution

  In May this year, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled to block the City of Oakland's authority to stop coal pollution within its own city limits. Today, San Francisco Baykeeper and the...


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