Baykeeper In The News

Articles and other news featuring Baykeeper's role in protecting the Bay
San Francisco Chronicle | January 15, 2018 | Toxic Pollutants
The company that wants to transport coal by rail to the Port of Oakland for overseas shipment says the city’s ban on coal-handling violates the Constitution, federal law and common sense... The Sierra Club and Baykeeper have intervened on the city’s side in the case and may participate in the trial.
KQED | January 15, 2018 | Toxic Pollutants
A lawsuit challenging Oakland’s ban on coal shipments in and out of the city — a measure the City Council passed to head off plans to handle the fossil fuel at a proposed new port facility — is heading to trial in San Francisco on Tuesday... Erica Maharg, an attorney with San Francisco Baykeeper, says she’s confident the city made a “well-grounded...
East Bay Express | January 9, 2018 | Sick of Sewage
Oakland has failed to report hundreds of thousands of gallons of toxic sewage spills that have sickened animals, damaged property, and polluted waterways, including Lake Temescal... Parties to the 2014 consent decree, like the environmental group San Francisco Baykeeper, which has worked to protect Bay Area waters from pollution for nearly 30...
Salt Lake Tribune | January 8, 2018 | Toxic Pollutants
Initial arguments start Wednesday in a federal lawsuit backed by Bowie Resource Partners to reverse Oakland’s coal ban — and potentially open new markets for Utah mines... The Sierra Club, an environmental group, has intervened on Oakland’s side, along with San Francisco Baykeeper, which advocates for ecosystems and communities relying on the bay.
San Francisco Examiner | December 21, 2017 | Low Impact Development
Last week, the San Francisco Examiner laid out some of the problems with the proposed Treasure Island Clipper Cove Marina project... As a result of the potential negative educational and environmental impacts of the Clipper Cove project, the Sierra Club joins the San Francisco Unified School District’s science department, San Francisco Bay Keeper...
San Francisco Examiner | November 23, 2017 | Low Impact Development
... A luxury mega-marina proposal by local political powerhouse Darius Anderson, is a stunningly audacious asset grab... The SFUSD science department has spoken out against the plan, as have 23 fourth-grade teachers, the Sierra Club, Bay Keeper and the U.S. Sailing Association, the governing body for the sport. Giving away a third of the cove to a...
The Six Fifty | November 9, 2017 | Oil Spills
Ten years ago, on November 7, 2007, the Cosco Busan container ship hit a support tower on the Bay Bridge and spilled more than 53,500 gallons of dense bunker oil into the San Francisco Bay... Sejal Choksi-Chugh, Executive Director of pollution watchdog San Francisco Baykeeper, pointed to the Cosco Busan incident as a critical wake-up call for her...
Bay Nature | November 7, 2017 | Oil Spills
The Bay was blanketed in fog on the morning of November 7, 2007 as the container ship M/V Cosco Busan steamed out of the Port of Oakland, toward the Golden Gate... Some conservation groups, such as San Francisco Baykeeper, have criticized the amount spent on recreation. Sejal Choksi-Chugh, Baykeeper’s executive director, said the group sits on two...
ABC7 News | November 2, 2017 | Toxic Pollutants
With a wet weekend on the horizon, the first since the devastating North Bay wildfires, officials at state and local agencies are worrying about what winter rains will carry into the bay. "We are really concerned about all the toxins," said Sejal Choksi-Chugh, Executive Director of San Francisco Baykeeper. "When it rains, that debris is just going...
CBS KPIX 5 News | November 2, 2017 | Toxic Pollutants
The rain expected in the Bay Area is creating worry in the North Bay, where it’s feared the upcoming showers will mix with toxic ash and chemicals and wash right into some streams... Environment non-profit San Francisco Baykeeper says any number of chemicals could be present and ultimately end up in the watershed. “If we get a big hit of...

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