Baykeeper In The News

Articles and other news featuring Baykeeper's role in protecting the Bay
10Fold Media | October 12, 2018 | About Baykeeper
One early morning in 2016, San Francisco Baykeeper’s pollution hotline began ringing frantically. Concerned swimmers and beachgoers reported trash littering the shoreline and wanted to know what could be done. Our field investigator monitored the area during one of our regular boat patrols, and our staff scientist quickly realized the fireworks...
Environmental Monitor | October 4, 2018 | Bay Defense
It’s been a battle, but water quality in San Francisco Bay is finally showing improvement thanks to years of aggressive environmental interventions. One of the groups noticing the difference—and making it happen—is the San Francisco Baykeeper. Ian Wren, the Staff Scientist from the Baykeeper, spoke to EM about some of the challenges the Bay faces...
The Narwhal | October 1, 2018 | Climate Change
Canadians might imagine Burnaby as the main site of protest against the Trans Mountain oil pipeline and tanker project... Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director of San Francisco Baykeeper, said that it’s not fair for California to decarbonize while continuing to expose local communities in air pollution and potential explosions — and exporting...
Estuary News | September 26, 2018 | Toxic Pollutants
Angling from boats or Bay shorelines remains a popular pastime, and even a source of subsistence...  Still, says Ian Wren, a staff scientist with the nonprofit San Francisco Baykeeper, cities bordering the Bay should make better use of swales, infiltration basins, and other landscape features to capture and filter stormwater before it reaches the...
EBMUD insert to East Bay Express | September 18, 2018 | Sick of Sewage
Partners in Action: Stand by the Bay, take in the views, watch the waves. EBMUD works regularly with community groups like Baykeeper to protect San Francisco Bay.
East Bay Express | September 12, 2018 | Toxic Pollutants
Anti-coal activists protested outside a "responsible investment" panel discussion in San Francisco today... Oakland is currently appealing the decision and briefs in the case are due at the end of October, according to Erica Maharg, an attorney with San Francisco Baykeeper who is working on the case. The city’s legal team is being supported by the...
Indybay | September 4, 2018 | Oil Spills
While California is often lauded as a “climate leader” and Governor Jerry Brown is praised as a “climate hero” in national and international media, the reality is much different, as we can see in the  widening gap between lofty California climate goals and the reality on the ground in the Bay Area and other refining centers in the...
Courthouse News | August 21, 2018 | Water Resources
In the latest chapter of California’s ceaseless war to manage shrinking water sources, regulators are considering drastic changes ... “The board should set strong requirements on flow levels and temperature based on the best available science,” said Ben Eichenberg, staff attorney for San Francisco Baykeeper. “And the science definitively shows...
Red, Green and Blue | August 21, 2018 | Water Resources
One day before the State Water Resources Control Board’s hearing on increased flows for the San Joaquin River and its three tributaries was held in Sacramento on August 21 ... Ben Eichenberg, the Staff Attorney for San Francisco Baykeeper, emphasized that the Board should set strong requirements on flow levels and...
KQED California Report | August 17, 2018 | Oil Spills
Regional air regulators have approved a proposal by Phillips 66 to process an extra 61 million gallons of crude oil every year at its refinery in Rodeo... "The refinery is trying to pretend that the increases are insignificant" said Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director of San Francisco Baykeeper. "The air board seems to be falling for this ploy...

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