Baykeeper In The News

Articles and other news featuring Baykeeper's role in protecting the Bay
New York Times | September 19, 2017 | Industrial Stormwater
NEW YORK — Leonardo DiCaprio announced Tuesday that his eco-focused foundation has given more than $20 million this year in fresh grants to more than 100 organizations around the world... California Waterkeepers, a group that helps protect the state's coastal waters, and Ocean 5, which establishes marine reserves and combats illegal fishing in all...
San Francisco Chronicle | September 16, 2017 | Trash
Every year, about 2,000 volunteers across San Francisco pick up trash as a part of the statewide Coastal Cleanup Day. And just about every year, more than half of the volunteers end up at Ocean Beach, where there happens to be less trash to collect... At India Basin Shoreline Park, San Francisco Baykeeper, a clean water advocate group, led about...
KQED California Report | September 8, 2017 | Oil Spills
A minor oil spill in San Pablo Bay at the Phillips 66 oil refinery this week was most likely caused by a corroded pipeline... A corrosive pipeline indicates the marine terminal’s infrastructure is getting old and could allow future spills, according to Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director of San Francisco Baykeeper.
San Francisco Chronicle | September 7, 2017 | Wildlife & Habitat
Regarding “A colossal comeback” (Page One, Sept. 5): Thank you for the informative article about the reasons for the abundance of humpback whales this year. I do think it’s worth mentioning that the Bay Area’s efforts to clean up the San Francisco Bay and the surrounding watershed have provided the healthy environment for these beautiful marine...
KQED California Report | September 5, 2017 | Oil Spills
State fish and wildlife officials have launched an investigation into a new oil spill at the Phillips 66 refinery marine terminal in Rodeo...“These kinds of small spills are like death to the Bay from a thousand small cuts,” said Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director of San Francisco Baykeeper, one of the organizations hoping to block the...
KPFA Radio | September 1, 2017 | Oil Spills
A weekly public affairs show that delivers news and views about the most important environmental issues in California and globally. This episode: the Phillips 66 marine terminal expansion.
Times Herald News | August 31, 2017 | Oil Spills
A collection of six environmental groups drafted a letter to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District outlining what they hope the regulators will include in their draft Environmental Impact Report regarding the proposed tanker expansion of the Phillips 66 refinery in Rodeo. San Francisco Baykeeper, STAND.earth, the Sierra Club, Communities...
East Bay Express | August 23, 2017 | Oil Spills
..."More than doubling the tanker traffic could significantly increase the risk of oil spills in the bay," said Erica Maharg of Baykeeper, in an interview. "It could be one catastrophic spill. But also it could be the oil spills that happen in daily operation, like the one last September. These things just happen at a marine terminal."
KQED | August 17, 2017 | Ghost Fleet
If you’ve driven on I-680, across the Benicia–Martinez Bridge, you’ve probably seen them... Some ships in the fleet fell into such disrepair that environmentalists took notice. “You could hear the crunch of the paint chips or the metal under your feet as you were walking across the decks of the ships,” says Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director...
East Bay Times | August 4, 2017 | Ghost Fleet
The last of 57 decaying vessels in the federal government’s iconic “Ghost Fleet” is set to leave Suisun Bay Friday, ending a long struggle over the toxic pollution leached from the old ships into waters near a major fish nursery and migration area... “The 57 ships become abandoned toxic junk,” said Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director of the...

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