Baykeeper In The News

Articles and other news featuring Baykeeper's role in protecting the Bay
San Francisco Chronicle | July 16, 2018 | Bay Parade
Chronicle photographers captured images ranging from the inauguration of London Breed at San Francisco’s City Hall, the fifth annual Bay Parade in San Francisco and the opening of the California Trail exhibit at the Oakland Zoo.  
San Francisco Chronicle | July 15, 2018 | Bay Parade
The amazing thing about the 35 people who swam for miles in the San Francisco Bay on Sunday — besides that they swam for miles in the San Francisco Bay — is that they came out of the water soiled only by saltwater. Maybe some seaweed...  Baykeeper’s fifth annual Bay Parade is expected to raise $100,000 for the organization that sued the federal...
San Francisco Chronicle | July 5, 2018 | Bay Defense
Scott Pruitt, President Trump’s administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, resigned after facing months of allegations over legal and ethical violations... “If I had to hazard a guess, I’d say Trump’s administration is probably thrilled to have Wheeler,” said Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director of San Francisco Baykeeper, a nonprofit...
Vallejo Times Herald | June 25, 2018 | Bay Defense
The whole Orcem slag grinding cement factory ordeal is getting extremely tiresome and needs to be voted down by the Vallejo City Council. The only problem is several members of the council want to drag this on in order to be “fair” to Orcem. Their words, not mine. ... San Francisco Baykeeper, Napa Solano Audubon Society, Vallejo Commission for the...
East Bay Express | June 14, 2018 | Toxic Pollutants
The city of Oakland filed an appeal yesterday in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in an effort to salvage its coal ban... The Sierra Club and Baykeeper, two environmental groups that supported the coal ban, have also indicated that they plan to contest Chhabria's decision.
KQED News - The California Report | June 6, 2018 | Oil Spills
Shell OIl Co.'s illegal release of hazardous materials from its refinery in Martinez puts nearby communities and San Francisco Bay at major risk, says Baykeeper Executive Director Sejal Choksi-Chugh. Instead of the minor fine imposed by the Environmental Protection Agency, "the company should have been fined an amount that would have ensured they...
Waterkeeper Alliance | June 4, 2018 | Water Resources
"The twin tunnels could go down in history as the largest, most expensive infrastructure project ever built in California, yet many of the project approvals are being done through backroom deals and administrative decisions without public or legislative input,” says Sejal Choksi-Chugh, the San Francisco Baykeeper.
San Francisco Examiner | May 24, 2018 | Toxic Pollutants
Unknown perpetrators have thrown at least two electric motor scooters into San Francisco Bay, according to an environmental watchdog group.  San Francisco Baykeeper, a nonprofit guarding the bay from pollution since 1989, recently held e-scooter company Lime to task on social media, asking the company to retrieve its scooter from the Bay’s...
Grist | May 17, 2018 | Toxic Pollutants
When a federal judge struck down Oakland’s ban on coal shipments this week, it represented a setback for environmental advocates... “It doesn’t mean we are going to have coal trains going through Oakland,” says Erica Maharg, managing attorney for San Francisco Baykeeper.
KQED California Report | May 15, 2018 | Toxic Pollutants
A federal judge has struck down Oakland's ban on coal shipments through a planned bulk cargo facility adjacent to the Bay Bridge... “This is a sad day for Oakland,” said Erica Maharg, managing attorney for San Francisco Baykeeper. “We know that the proposed coal export terminal will have devastating impacts on West Oakland residents and the...