Baykeeper Updates Related to Sediment Mgmt

Press Release: November 18, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (San Francisco, CA) State agencies and private companies no longer have a green light to extract excessive amounts of sand from the floor of San Francisco Bay—which harms access, enjoyment, and use of public resources—the California Court of Appeal ruled today. “This ruling...
Blog Post: August 31, 2015
On Tuesday, August 25, Baykeeper presented arguments in the California Court of Appeal in our case to stop excessive sand mining in San Francisco Bay, and a ruling will be issued within 90 days. For years, private companies have been permitted to mine too much sand from the Bay, contributing to...
Press Release: August 24, 2015
Protecting our rights to sand at Ocean Beach and in the Bay.  San Francisco Baykeeper will present arguments in the California Court of Appeal in our case to stop excessive sand mining in San Francisco Bay. We will be urging the court to require more sustainable sand mining limits that protect...
BK In The News: August 20, 2015
San Francisco Baykeeper will present arguments in an appeals court next week in what may be the group’s final legal effort to stop excessive sand mining in San Francisco Bay. Baykeeper sued the California State Lands Commission after the commission approved leases for private companies to mine sand...
Monthly Column: August 3, 2015
What if the Bay Area had no beaches where our kids could play, no wetlands protecting our shorelines and no more smelt swimming in our waters?  Every year, millions of cubic feet of sand and mud—enough to fill the Transamerica Building ten times—are dredged up from the floor of San Francisco Bay....
BK In The News: July 27, 2015
For years, sand has been one of the world’s most sought-after commodities. A decades-long construction boom in many of the world’s mega-cities has created insatiable demand. But in recent years, another industry has ignited a frenzy of new demand for the ancient commodity. Hydraulic fracking, the...
BK In The News: July 3, 2015
The Army Corps of Engineers' dredging of 11 navigation channels in San Francisco Bay will erode the shore and put endangered fish at risk, an environmental group claims in court.  San Francisco Baykeeper seeks writ of mandate compelling the San Francisco Region of the California Regional Water...
Blog Post: July 2, 2015
Baykeeper recently filed a lawsuit to stop methods of dredging in San Francisco Bay that contribute to shoreline erosion and harm endangered fish.  Our lawsuit challenges the Regional Water Quality Control Board’s approval of the next decade of dredging of San Francisco Bay ship channels by the U.S...
Blog Post: June 3, 2015
On June 4, Baykeeper advocated before the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) for changes in San Francisco Bay dredging to reduce erosion of Bay and coastal shorelines and better protect endangered species. However, BCDC voted to issue permits for the continuation of maintenance...
Blog Post: May 26, 2015
Baykeeper recently advocated for changes in San Francisco Bay dredging that would have reduced erosion of Bay and coastal shorelines and better protected endangered Bay species. However, despite growing concerns within the scientific community that dredging the Bay is accelerating the pace of...

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