Baykeeper Updates Related to Bay Defense

BK In The News: June 13, 2019
More than seven million people and five-hundred wildlife species call the Bay Area home… so polluted water is not an option. But in a densely urban environment, clean water doesn’t just happen… it’s a daily battle. Meet Sejal Choksi-Chugh. As the San Francisco Baykeeper, she’s the driving force...
BK In The News: May 30, 2019
By Ben Eichenberg, San Francisco Baykeeper Earlier this month, the state auditor released a report sharply critical of the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission’s lax enforcement efforts. BCDC is the regional agency created in 1965 to protect the bay from illegal filling,...
BK In The News: May 27, 2019
An investigation into the Bay Conservation and Development Commissionfound mismanagement and disorganization so rampant that the once-celebrated watchdog agency allegedly neglected its primary responsibility — to protect San Francisco Bay... Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director of San Francisco...
Monthly Column: May 2, 2019
A new proposal by the Trump administration poses a big threat to San Francisco Bay and to local drinking water.  If it’s adopted, the rule would erase Clean Water Act protections for streams and creeks that flow only when it rains or when the winter snow melts. A polluter would be free to...
Blog Post: April 17, 2019
A new proposal from the Trump administration poses a big threat to San Francisco Bay and to local drinking water. If it’s adopted, the rule could erase Clean Water Act protections for streams and creeks that flow only when it rains or when the winter snow melts. A polluter could be free to...
BK In The News: March 28, 2019
San Francisco Bay’s watershed stretches from the granite tips of the Sierra Nevada to the Golden Gate, covering almost 60,000 square miles and nearly 40 percent of California. Half of California’s surface water supply falls as rain or snow within the watershed, frequently as “ephemeral” or...
BK In The News: July 5, 2018
Scott Pruitt, President Trump’s administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, resigned after facing months of allegations over legal and ethical violations... “If I had to hazard a guess, I’d say Trump’s administration is probably thrilled to have Wheeler,” said Sejal Choksi-Chugh,...
BK In The News: June 25, 2018
The whole Orcem slag grinding cement factory ordeal is getting extremely tiresome and needs to be voted down by the Vallejo City Council. The only problem is several members of the council want to drag this on in order to be “fair” to Orcem. Their words, not mine. ... San Francisco Baykeeper, Napa...
BK In The News: May 3, 2018
Representatives of four environmental organizations expressed outrage Thursday over a $5 million settlement the Chevron Corp. reached with city of Richmond this week to end a lawsuit filed over a major fire at the refinery... The Sierra Club, the Center for Biological Diversity, Communities for a...
Blog Post: September 26, 2017
We’re very proud to announce that the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation has awarded San Francisco Baykeeper a new grant through the foundation’s Marine Life and Oceans program. Baykeeper will receive $190,000 to help protect San Francisco Bay from contamination and build resilience to climate change in...

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