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Groups Support Legal Action Calling for Oversight of Metal Shredding Facilities

OAKLAND (Jan. 8, 2021) – Environmental justice and conservation groups filed an amicus brief today, calling on the California Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC) to...

Federal Court Denies Sunnyvale/Mountain View Requests to Dismiss Baykeeper Pollution Suits

Bacterial Pollution From Sewage Is Actionable Under Clean Water Act—In Case You Missed It Oakland, CA—San Francisco Baykeeper, in February 2020, filed legal actions under the Clean Water Act...

Keeping an Eye on the Bay by Land, Sea, and Air

Cole Burchiel came to Baykeeper after spending time as a park ranger in Vermont; he was hiking the Appalachian trail when he got the call to interview. Now Cole manages Baykeeper’s signature Bay...

A Big Win You Might Not Know About

Sometimes when the Bay scores a big win, you might not be aware of it. There's not a fireworks show or a victory parade. Most often, the developer with a bad proposal or the industrial company with a...

Army Corps Drops its Planned Hand-out to Big Oil

Last year, the US Army Corps of Engineers unveiled a plan to dredge a deeper shipping channel through San Francisco Bay to Stockton. The move itself wasn’t unusual since the Corps regularly dredges...

Army Engineers Ditch Plan to Deepen SF Bay Shipping Channels for Oil Tankers

  Cancellation is a Win for the Bay’s Health, for local Drinking Water, and will Save Taxpayers Millions of Dollars   The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which operates as part of...

48 Victories to Protect San Francisco Bay from Industrial Pollution

Baykeeper’s Bay-Safe Industry Campaign is making rapid progress. We launched the campaign in 2012, and have so far secured legally-binding agreements requiring 48 industrial facilities to implement...

Groups Send Letter to Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors Supporting a Just Transition for Dirty Fuel Workers and Dependent Communities

Oakland, California—Just weeks after Contra Costa County’s Board of Supervisors declared a climate emergency in their county, a diverse group of environmental and public health advocates sent a...

The Case of the Missing Birds at Aquatic Park

Last fall, paddlers at Berkeley’s Aquatic Park noticed something wrong.  The water had become cloudy and oily, the normally plentiful fish and birds were nowhere to be seen, and the water...

One Less Polluter in the South Bay

All around the Bay Area, hundreds of industrial facilities allow their polluted runoff to seep into the watershed—a slow drip of toxic waste that turns into a deluge every time it rains. At...

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...


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