Baykeeper In The News

Articles and other news featuring Baykeeper's role in protecting the Bay
East Bay Times | February 21, 2017 | Sick of Sewage
The heavy storms that washed away California’s drought this season have come with a side effect: large slugs of pollution and sewage washing into San Francisco Bay and the Delta... “The storms absolutely are a time of high pollution into the bay,” said Ian Wren, a staff scientist at San Francisco Baykeeper, an environmental group. “I think the...
Law 360 | February 17, 2017 | Bay-Safe Industry
A pair of environmental organizations filed motions in California federal court on Thursday, asking to intervene to defend the city of Oakland against a suit alleging it violated the commerce clause when it passed an ordinance aimed at preventing the export of coal, and pushing for the dismissal of claims. The Sierra Club and the San Francisco...
Sierra Club Beyond Coal | February 16, 2017 | Bay-Safe Industry
Oakland, Calif. - Today Earthjustice, representing San Francisco Baykeeper and the Sierra Club, filed a motion to intervene in the lawsuit from Oakland Bulk & Oversized Terminal, LLC, owned by private developer Phil Tagami, challenging Oakland’s ban on handling and storage of coal in Oakland. The groups also filed a motion to dismiss the...
The Mercury News | February 13, 2017 | Water Resources
Adrian Covert (Opinion, Feb. 9) relies on sensationalist claims to avoid a rational and science-based discussion of California’s water needs. Covert claims that the state Water Board will impose 50 percent cuts “at the first sign of any future drought.” Wrong. The proposed flow restrictions might require additional conservation, but not at the...
East Bay Times | February 1, 2017 | Sediment Mgmt
Environmentalists are suing the state in an effort to reduce sand mining inside San Francisco Bay that they contend is shrinking a popular beach and habitat for an endangered bird. The San Francisco Baykeeper contends the State Lands Commission didn’t adequately protect Ocean Beach last June when it renewed leases allowing a company to scoop up...
Marin Independent Journal | January 30, 2017 | Bay Friendly
Sausalito’s Galilee Harbor will be around for at least another two decades... “In 2007, Galilee’s members proactively mobilized and successfully protected the Mono Street Marsh from the Cosco Busan oil spill by deploying boom materials to keep oil away from the marsh’s vegetation,” read a letter of support from the group San Francisco Baykeeper. “...
San Francisco Magazine | January 27, 2017 | Trash
A highly selective, totally subjective list of ways to battle Trumpism right here in the Bay Area... Baykeeper SF: Report litterbugs on the bay and its waterways or call out suspicious storm-drain dumping by filling out a form on Baykeeper’s website. 
KQED California Report | January 26, 2017 | Advocacy
Bay Area environmentalists say they’re appalled by the Trump administration’s freeze on business activities and communications at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency... San Francisco Baykeeper Executive Director Sejal Choksi-Chugh agreed and pointed to millions of dollars in grants to restore bay wetlands as the kind of project now at risk.
The Pioneer | January 19, 2017 | Trash
... More than 70 volunteers showed up on a cloudy, foggy Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Main Street parking lot west of the ferry terminal in Alameda, including members of the Boy Scouts of America and San Francisco Baykeeper, a 25-year-old nonprofit advocacy group that works to prevent pollution in the San Francisco Bay and has helped to defeat two...
KRON4 | January 17, 2017 | Trash
Dozens of volunteers gathered at the Alameda estuary Saturday to take care of one of the negative results of last week’s storms. “The timing of this cleanup is perfect this year mainly because the big storms pushed a lot of trash into the bay and on to the shore line,” said San Francisco bay keeper Sejal Choksi-Chugh.

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