Baykeeper In The News

Articles and other news featuring Baykeeper's role in protecting the Bay
NBC Bay Area | August 9, 2016 | Toxic Pollutants
A large swath of toxic waste located just upshore from Crockett in the East Bay is impacting the bay water and the ground water and poses a danger to people in the area. Baykeeper Staff Attorney Erica Maharg said, "It's a toxic site with heavy metals such as lead and arsenic that we know are leaching into San Pablo Bay."
Northern California Record | August 4, 2016 | Bay-Safe Industry
OAKLAND – The nonprofit San Francisco Baykeeper is seeking declaratory judgment and injunctive relief against an Oakland recycling facility, Asphalt Shingle Recyclers LLC, alleging it is unlawfully discharging polluted stormwater into East Creek Slough.        
Bay Area Monitor | August 1, 2016 | Sick of Sewage
San Francisco Bay is a draw for people who love water sports from swimming to kayaking to windsurfing. But some beaches on the Bay are contaminated by fecal pathogens, threatening the health of those who come for fun in and on the water. Now, spurred by new regulations for bacteria on our beaches, cities are cleaning up the waterfronts that drain...
CBS Bay Area and Associated Press | July 25, 2016 | Sick of Sewage
An employee released 952,000 gallons of partially treated sewage — enough to fill 50 backyard swimming pools — by accident into San Francisco Bay. “It’s disappointing,” said Sejal Choksi-Chugh, Baykeeper executive director. “When you have human error, it’s really unfortunate. 950,000 gallons is a lot. But luckily it was secondarily treated, so it...
The Mercury News and East Bay Times | July 25, 2016 | Sick of Sewage
An employee who turned the wrong valve at San Jose's wastewater treatment plant this week sent 952,000 gallons of partially treated sewage -- enough to fill 50 backyard swimming pools -- into San Francisco Bay. . ."It's disappointing," said Sejal Choksi-Chugh, Baykeeper executive director. "950,000 gallons is a lot. But luckily it was secondarily...
San Francisco Chronicle | July 7, 2016 | Water Resources
Californians are saving an extraordinary amount of water, new records show, even after winter rains prompted state regulators to begin easing drought-driven restrictions on cities and towns. “We’re not out of a drought yet,” said Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director of the conservation advocacy San Francisco Baykeeper. “Once the mandatory rules...
Huffington Post | July 5, 2016 | Bay-Safe Industry
Officials in Oakland, California, effectively ended proposals to open a new coal export terminal by voting to ban the transport and storage of the fossil fuel within city limits. “The transport and handling of coal would not only have had serious consequences for the health of local communities, but also for the health of San Francisco Bay,” said...
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...

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