Baykeeper In The News

Articles and other news featuring Baykeeper's role in protecting the Bay
ABC7 News | November 2, 2017 | Toxic Pollutants
With a wet weekend on the horizon, the first since the devastating North Bay wildfires, officials at state and local agencies are worrying about what winter rains will carry into the bay. "We are really concerned about all the toxins," said Sejal Choksi-Chugh, Executive Director of San Francisco Baykeeper. "When it rains, that debris is just going...
CBS KPIX 5 News | November 2, 2017 | Toxic Pollutants
The rain expected in the Bay Area is creating worry in the North Bay, where it’s feared the upcoming showers will mix with toxic ash and chemicals and wash right into some streams... Environment non-profit San Francisco Baykeeper says any number of chemicals could be present and ultimately end up in the watershed. “If we get a big hit of...
East Bay Express | November 1, 2017 | Sick of Sewage
Federal and state officials are investigating whether the city of Alameda has violated a court order to keep raw sewage from flowing into the bay... "We read it as there's a trigger for getting the lines replaced," said Baykeeper's Executive Director Sejal Choksi-Chugh. "The building permits should include rehabilitation, but it seems like the...
KQED | October 26, 2017 | Trash
Oakland has one of the worst rates among Bay Area cities for garbage going into the ocean.. After San Jose failed to address its trash and sewage problem, the environmental advocacy group San Francisco Baykeeper sued the city for violating the federal Clean Water Act. The city is now paying more than $100 million to clean up tons of garage headed...
Earth Island Institute | September 29, 2017 | Oil Spills
The oil company Phillips 66 wants to increase the number of tanker ships carrying crude oil across San Francisco Bay to its refinery in Rodeo — from 59 to 135 tankers per year... Baykeeper, a nonprofit advocating for the health of the Bay ecosystem, is working alongside community and environmental organizations to oppose any increase of oil...
Red Green and Blue | September 29, 2017 | Water Resources
The Center for Biological Diversity, Bay Institute, Natural Resources Defense Council and San Francisco Baykeeper filed the suit in California Superior Court in Sacramento, represented by the nonprofit environmental law firm Earthjustice.
Sonoma News | September 29, 2017 | Wine Event
... Wine & Spirits magazine just named its Top 100 Wineries of 2017 and Ravenswood Winery will be honored among others in the Wine & Spirits 14th Annual event on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at City View in the Metreon in San Francisco, all to benefit San Francisco Baykeeper.
New York Times | September 19, 2017 | Bay Defense
NEW YORK — Leonardo DiCaprio announced Tuesday that his eco-focused foundation has given more than $20 million this year in fresh grants to more than 100 organizations around the world... California Waterkeepers, a group that helps protect the state's coastal waters, and Ocean 5, which establishes marine reserves and combats illegal fishing in all...
San Francisco Chronicle | September 16, 2017 | Trash
Every year, about 2,000 volunteers across San Francisco pick up trash as a part of the statewide Coastal Cleanup Day. And just about every year, more than half of the volunteers end up at Ocean Beach, where there happens to be less trash to collect... At India Basin Shoreline Park, San Francisco Baykeeper, a clean water advocate group, led about...
KQED California Report | September 8, 2017 | Oil Spills
A minor oil spill in San Pablo Bay at the Phillips 66 oil refinery this week was most likely caused by a corroded pipeline... A corrosive pipeline indicates the marine terminal’s infrastructure is getting old and could allow future spills, according to Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director of San Francisco Baykeeper.

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