Baykeeper Updates Related to Advocacy

BK In The News: January 26, 2017
Bay Area environmentalists say they’re appalled by the Trump administration’s freeze on business activities and communications at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency... San Francisco Baykeeper Executive Director Sejal Choksi-Chugh agreed and pointed to millions of dollars in grants to restore...
BK In The News: February 16, 2016
For the third time, coastal volunteers have gone to clean up San Francisco’s Aquatic Park after the Super Bowl fireworks show. And for the third time, they’ve come back with piles of plastic, junk and remnants of two pyrotechnics shows. . . San Francisco Baykeeper Executive Director Sejal Choksi-...
BK In The News: February 11, 2016
State officials are mulling whether to require new permits for firework companies after pyrotechnic debris washed up on parts of San Francisco’s shoreline after two Super Bowl shows. . .  In the wake of the cleanup efforts, San Francisco Baykeeper is now urging regional water agency officials to...
Blog Post: April 23, 2014
In response to advocacy from neighborhood and environmental groups, including San Francisco Baykeeper, the Golden State Warriors basketball team will not build a giant basketball arena on the waterfront of the San Francisco Embarcadero. Baykeeper is pleased that precious open-water views of the Bay...
Blog Post: November 18, 2013
On Tuesday night, November 19, the San Jose City Council will vote on a plan to develop some of the last remaining open space along the Bay in Santa Clara County. It’s also some of the only remaining burrowing owl habitat along the South Bay shore. In addition, this development would impact rare...
BK In The News: November 5, 2013
Google is erecting a four-story structure in the heart of the San Francisco Bay but is managing to conceal its purpose by constructing it on docked barges instead of on land .  . Deb Self, executive director of the environmental group Baykeeper, said that whether the barge-mounted structure is a...
Monthly Column: April 1, 2013
A 13-story basketball stadium on the San Francisco waterfront is not just a bad idea—it would be an illegal grab of property held in trust for you. That’s one of many reasons to oppose the Golden State Warriors’ proposal to build an 18,000-seat arena on Pier 30/32, on San Francisco Bay’s...
BK In The News: November 26, 2012
An environmental group is suing the state over an environmental report that could pave the way for an increase in sand mining in San Francisco Bay, saying the study fails to take into consideration the 
erosion at Ocean Beach.  
Blog Post: September 10, 2012
Do you or does someone you know have a passion for San Francisco Bay and expertise in water pollution? If so, Baykeeper asks you to consider serving on the major regulatory board overseeing the Bay’s water quality—the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board. The Regional Water Board...
Blog Post: May 15, 2012
Long-term plans for the future of San Francisco Bay shouldn’t make it easier to discharge pollution into the Bay and its tributaries, Baykeeper recently told the Bay Area’s primary water quality regulators. Baykeeper urged the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Board to instead take a proactive...

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