Baykeeper Updates Related to Wildlife & Habitat

Press Release: November 13, 2015
For Baykeeper’s comments on the implosion of the old Bay Bridge pier, please contact: Ian Wren, Baykeeper Staff Scientist, 415-810-6956 (mobile) Background: Caltrans’ plan to implode the largest underwater pier of the old Bay Bridge threatens to pollute San Francisco Bay with dust and debris. “This...
BK In The News: November 6, 2015
After inspectors found certain explosive packaging "unsatisfactory," Caltrans has decided to delay the implosion of a section of the old part of the Bay Bridge. Ian Wren, of San Francisco Baykeeper, is not sold on the idea of the bubble curtain containing all the debris.  "There will be a large...
BK In The News: October 5, 2015
The implosion of the largest of the piers supporting the old Bay Bridge -- the underwater equivalent of a five-story concrete building -- will take place Nov. 7. . . Baykeeper will observe the implosion as a test of the method, said George Torgun, the group's managing attorney.
BK In The News: September 21, 2015
Plans to demolish the largest pier in the old eastern span of the Bay Bridge using explosives took another step forward Thursday as a bay regulatory commission unanimously granted Caltrans a permit for the project. . .  Ian Wren, a staff scientist with environmental watchdog group Baykeeper,  said...
BK In The News: September 18, 2015
A Caltrans plan to demolish the largest pier of the old eastern span of the Bay Bridge using explosives could spread concrete debris through the Bay, a staff scientist with an environmental watchdog group said Wednesday. Ian Wren, a staff scientist with Baykeeper, will raise the concerns during a...
BK In The News: September 17, 2015
A Caltrans plan to demolish the largest pier of the old eastern span of the Bay Bridge using explosives could spread concrete debris through the Bay, a staff scientist with an environmental watchdog group said today. Ian Wren, a staff scientist with Baykeeper, will raise the concerns during a...
Press Release: September 16, 2015
(SAN FRANCISCO, CA) Caltrans’ plan to implode the largest underwater pier of the old Bay Bridge threatens to pollute San Francisco Bay with dust and debris. “This cost-saving operation is without precedent in San Francisco Bay, and it seems the Bay will end up paying the price to recoup money spent...
BK In The News: August 20, 2015
Time is running out for Caltrans in its marathon pursuit of permits needed to implode the largest underwater pier of the old eastern span of the Bay Bridge before the costs rise. . . Baykeeper staff scientist Ian Wren said he still has "a lot of concern about debris and dust dispersed through the...
BK In The News: August 20, 2015
Caltrans is seeking permits to demolish the largest pier of the old eastern span of the Bay Bridge with explosives, a procedure that could be dangerous to native marine mammals, . . Baykeeper staff scientist Ian Wren is concerned that the implosion could throw concrete debris into the surrounding...
BK In The News: February 24, 2015
With deconstruction of the old Bay Bridge well underway, Caltrans says the tricky part may be removing the foundations that lie beneath the Bay. The agency Friday said it wants to use as many as 600 small explosions to demolish Pier E3. . . Environmental groups are skeptical. Baykeeper Staff...

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