Baykeeper In The News

Articles and other news featuring Baykeeper's role in protecting the Bay
Estuary News | December 13, 2018 | Bay Recreation
An hour before sunrise on a cool October morning, a small group of swimmers (what they call a pod) meets on the beach of the South End Rowing Club in San Francisco’s Aquatic Park... Swimmers in the Bay can feel good about water quality, says Sejal Choksi-Chugh, director of the San Francisco Baykeeper, a nonprofit that works to protect and improve...
Estuary News | December 13, 2018 | Toxic Pollutants
Pharmaceuticals are pouring into the Bay, even if we never flush pills. Compounds in painkillers and other common oral drugs are still excreted from our bodies, routed through wastewater treatment plants that can’t remove them completely, then discharged to the Bay where they may harm marine life... A better option, suggests Sejal Choksi-Chugh,...
San Francisco Chronicle | December 11, 2018 | Toxic Pollutants
The Trump administration laid out plans Tuesday to roll back Obama-era rules protecting isolated streams and wetlands from industrial pollution... “This rolls back significantly regulations protecting wetlands, intermittent streams and headwaters, where streams start,” said Erica Maharg, the managing attorney for San Francisco Baykeeper. “I don't...
Berkeleyside | December 7, 2018 | Events
ENVIRONMENTAL EQUITY SUMMIT “Adding color the the Green Movement,” the third annual Environmental Equity Summit comes to Cornerstone... A panel discussion, hosted by Davey D, is set to include Mustafa Santiago Ali (Hip Hop Caucus), Margaret Gordon (West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project) and Sejal Choksi-Chugh (SF Baykeeper). 
Bay Area Monitor | December 3, 2018 | Toxic Pollutants
For decades, residents of the Bay Area who live near industrial areas and transportation corridors have battled particulate matter, the microscopic grains of dust and soot that can lodge deep in the body and trigger asthma and other ailments... In 2014 the environmental advocacy nonprofit San Francisco Baykeeper successfully sued Levin-Richmond...
Legal News Line | November 22, 2018 | Industrial Stormwater
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A nonprofit corporation alleges a federal agency is discharging polluted storm water in the San Francisco Bay. San Francisco Baykeeper filed a complaint on Nov. 13 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California San Francisco Division against United States Coast Guard Sector San Francisco and...
KRON4 News | November 20, 2018 | Toxic Pollutants
Word of rain returning to the Bay Area brings much-needed relief from the smoke that has lingered now for a couple of weeks...  "The drinking water systems do filter out these types of pollutants and toxins," San Francisco Baykeeper Executive Director Sejal Choksi-Chugh said.  The San Francisco Baykeeper advocates for keeping the bay waters clean...
KPIX News | November 14, 2018 | Sediment Mgmt
There’s a battle being fought in the bay that’s hidden from view. That’s because the battle lines are drawn deep underwater... Recently, KPIX 5 was out on the water with Sejal Choksi-Chugh, San Francisco Baykeeper’s executive director, on the hunt for a very unique-looking barge. The barge is not dredging; it’s actually mining sand from the...
Marin Independent Journal | November 12, 2018 | About Baykeeper
The Marin Municipal Water District Board of Directors has selected Bennett Horenstein, a longtime Bay Area water and wastewater official, to become its new general manager... Ian Wren, a staff scientist at San Francisco Baykeeper, said he worked with Horenstein for a nearly five-year period while Horenstein was at the East Bay Municipal Utility...
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...

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