Baykeeper In The News

Articles and other news featuring Baykeeper's role in protecting the Bay
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...
EcoWatch | May 15, 2018 | Advocacy
The growing movement to stamp out plastic straws is spreading to San Francisco... This past Earth Day, volunteers picked up hundreds of pounds of plastic trash, including numerous straws and lids, polluting the San Francisco Bay, as Bay Keeper executive director Sejal Choksi-Chugh... 
SFGate | May 15, 2018 | Toxic Pollutants
A federal judge in San Francisco today struck down an attempt by the city of Oakland to ban the shipment of up to 5 million metric tons of coal per year through a planned terminal at the former Oakland Army Base... The Sierra Club and San Francisco Baykeeper, which were allowed by Chhabria to join the case on the side of Oakland, expressed dismay...
KTVU News | May 7, 2018 | Sick of Sewage
OAKLAND, Calif. - Miracles of Faith Rev. Greggory L. Brown can’t forget one Thanksgiving weekend when it seemed as though biblical-sized floods had deluged his church... The “consent decree” that Oakland is bound to is a legal agreement the city signed after being sued by the EPA and the nonprofit Baykeeper for violating the Clean Water Act. The...
Waste Dive | May 3, 2018 | Bay-Safe Industry
The operators of Newby Island Resource Recovery Park have entered into an agreement with San Francisco Baykeeper to stop pollutants from washing into nearby waterways, as first reported by the San Jose Mercury News.