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California Refinery’s Switch to Biofuels Not as Green As it Sounds

Earth Island Journal

The Carquinez Strait is a wonder of powerful tidewaters that connects the San Francisco Bay with the Sacramento-San Joaquín Delta. Every salmon born in the extensive Sacramento and Central Valley...

Environmental groups file appeal to stop 469-home development near Newark wetlands

East Bay Times

Environmentalist groups aiming to stop a major controversial housing development at the edge of Newark’s wetlands are appealing an Alameda County court decision that would allow the project to go...

Toxic Waste at Risk of Leaching Into SF Bay as Sea Levels Rise

NBC Bay Area

Just west of the Carquinez Bridge in Contra Costa County is a site that looks like a big parking lot, but underneath are toxic heavy metals. Environmentalists warn that rising sea levels due to...

California Switch to Biofuels Not as Green as It Sounds


... As Phillips 66 rolled out an extensive public relations campaign about their “Rodeo Renewed” project, proclaiming their intent to become the biggest “renewable diesel” and “sustainable aviation...

Bay Area Rep Introduces Environmental Restoration Bill

Bay City News

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,...

Discovery Bay Climate Hotspot: Choking of the San Francisco Bay

NBC Bay Area

  When you look out over the San Francisco Bay it looks blue and beautiful. However, if you follow the waterway all the way up to Discovery Bay in the summer, you’ll see huge toxic algae...

San Francisco's Anchor Brewing unveils new branding redesign for 125th anniversary

SF Gate

Anchor Brewing is hitting a milestone year in 2021 with its 125th anniversary in February... The brand is also continuing its partnership with Baykeeper and has formed a new partnership with the...

Utah Joins Coal Shipping Lawsuit Against City of Richmond

California Globe

On Monday, the state of Utah officially joined a lawsuit started by Wolverine Fuels against the city of Richmond... Meanwhile, the city of Richmond, backed by California and environmental groups like...

Green groups have a racism problem. Waterkeepers are trying to solve it.


... “We often talk about issues that concern different waterkeepers in their watersheds, which end up being community concerns, but we haven’t really been intentional about diversifying the movement...

Sewage Spill Plagues Bay Farm Lagoon

Alameda Sun

Residents living on local waterways have experienced two wastewater spills in the last four months. An unexpected power outage last Aug. 15, led to an equipment failure at the East Bay Municipal...

Newark: Judge rejects bid to stop housing development next to wetlands

Mercury News

A controversial development plan roughly 30 years in the making to build 469 large homes on the edge of Newark’s wetlands can proceed, a judge has decided. Alameda County Superior Court Judge Frank...

Court denies Sunnyvale's request to dismiss Clean Water Act suit

Courthouse News

A federal court in California denied the city of Sunnyvale’s request to dismiss San Francisco Baykeeper’s Clean Water Act suit alleging the city’s sewer system unlawfully releases polluted stormwater...


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