Baykeeper In The News

Articles and other news featuring Baykeeper's role in protecting the Bay
Courthouse News | June 16, 2016 | Urban Storm Water
San Jose must reduce the pollutants discharged into surrounding waterways as part of a $100 million settlement with San Francisco Baykeeper. . . Baykeeper staff Attorney Erica Maharg said the legal agreement "sets up San Jose as a model for how municipalities control stormwater pollution while helping the water supply." The consent agreement will...
The Mercury News | June 14, 2016 | Urban Storm Water
Settling a major lawsuit from Baykeeper, San Jose city officials on Tuesday agreed to spend more than $100 million over the next decade and beyond to reduce tons of trash that flows into creeks and San Francisco Bay, repair miles of cracked, leaking underground sewage pipes and clean storm water contaminated with harmful bacteria.
The Daily News of Open Water Swimming | May 25, 2016 | Bay Parade
The 2016 San Francisco BayKeeper Bay Parade Swim spanned San Francisco Bay and started from the Golden Gate Bridge and finished in McCovey Cove near the SF Giants Stadium. Suzanne Heim-Bowen won the Golden Rivet award for first place solo swimmer. Famous for swimming faster than both men and women half her age, she completed the 6.5-mile marathon...
The Mercury News | May 19, 2016 | Bay-Safe Industry
The city of Berkeley this week agreed to a tentative settlement of a lawsuit by the environmental group San Francisco Baykeeper over alleged discharges of polluted stormwater into San Francisco Bay from the transfer station on lower Gilman Street.
The Daily Californian | April 25, 2016 | Bay-Safe Industry
San Francisco Baykeeper filed a federal suit to address violations of the federal Clean Water Act by the city of Berkeley and Community Conservation Centers, Inc. on Wednesday, alleging that the defendants are discharging polluted stormwater into the bay. According to the complaint, the polluted water originates from the Berkeley Transfer Station...
The Mercury News and East Bay Times | April 21, 2016 | Bay-Safe Industry
San Francisco Baykeeper has filed suit against the city of Berkeley in federal court, alleging discharge of polluted stormwater from the waste processing and transfer station on lower Gilman Street into San Francisco Bay, in violation of the federal Clean Water Act. "Stormwater runoff is one of the most significant sources of water pollution in...
The Mercury News | April 19, 2016 | Water Resources
BLACKHAWK -- The homeowners association for this upscale, gated community has threatened to fine homeowners for brown or dead lawns and landscaping despite a continuing state drought emergency. . . Said Sejal Choksi-Chugh, Baykeeper executive director, "The Blackhawk HOA seems to have missed an opportunity to have a high-profile, well-respected...
San Francisco Chronicle | March 14, 2016 | Ghost Fleet
The mothballed miliary ships of the Ghost Fleet of Suisun Bay became a floating toxic waste dump, until Baykeeper and other environmental groups successfully sued to require the US government to stop the contamination of Suisun Bay and San Francisco Bay. Only 3 of the original 57 polluting ships are left, and pollution controls are in place on...
nbcbayarea.com | February 16, 2016 | Advocacy
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-Chugh said her nonprofit agency has the power under...
San Francisco Chronicle | February 11, 2016 | Advocacy
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 require Clean Water Act permits for companies to...

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