Baykeeper In The News

Articles and other news featuring Baykeeper's role in protecting the Bay
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...
San Francisco Chronicle | January 14, 2016 | Wetland Protection
A first-of-its-kind ballot measure that would use a parcel tax to pay for a suite of wetlands and habitat restoration projects on San Francisco Bay will be put before voters in all nine Bay Area counties, a government authority decided Wednesday. . . Baykeeper staff scientist Ian Wren said, “This will bring in a reliable funding source and it...
The San Mateo Daily Journal | January 12, 2016 | Bay-Safe Industry
Under threat of legal action from San Francisco Baykeeper, operators of a waste management plant in South San Francisco agreed to clean up their act and reduce potentially harmful runoff from spilling into San Francisco Bay. The South San Francisco Scavenger Company and Blue Line Transfer Station issued a joint legal agreement requiring the waste...
Contra Costa Times | January 8, 2016 | Water Resources
A California lawmaker is dramatically raising the stakes in water management, proposing fines that could reach thousands of dollars a day and public shaming of people who use too much. . . . Environmentalists say public shaming works. Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director of San Francisco Baykeeper said, "East Bay MUD was very successful in...
San Francisco Chronicle | January 6, 2016 | Bay-Safe Industry
The worst environmental nightmare on the bay in years. The economic savior of a battered town. Depending on who’s talking, those are the takes on a plan to install a massive cement mill and a shipping terminal on the southern edge of Vallejo. . . According to George Torgun, managing attorney for Baykeeper, piles of coal, pet coke and other...

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