Baykeeper In The News

Articles and other news featuring Baykeeper's role in protecting the Bay
Bay City News | September 22, 2015 | Bay-Safe Industry
A lengthy public hearing in Oakland Monday afternoon and evening sought to parse out the benefits or drawbacks of exporting coal through a new shipping center under construction at the old Oakland Army Base in West Oakland. . . Opponents argued that the local community would be impacted by dust from transporting coal by rail. . . Environmental...
KTVU Fox 2 | September 21, 2015 | Wildlife & Habitat
Plans to demolish the largest pier in the old eastern span of the Bay Bridge using explosives took another step forward Thursday as a bay regulatory commission unanimously granted Caltrans a permit for the project. . .  Ian Wren, a staff scientist with environmental watchdog group Baykeeper,  said that Caltrans is seeking a cheaper and faster...
PassageMaker | September 21, 2015 | Sea Level Rise
With the help of Google, Torqueedo electric power, solar panels, and a specially designed multihull boat, Baykeeper photographed some 500 miles of coastline around the San Francisco Bay area. It will use these water-level photo montages to illustrate the effects of global sea level rise and its impact on areas that will be critically impacted by...
Contra Costa Times | September 18, 2015 | Wildlife & Habitat
A Caltrans plan to demolish the largest pier of the old eastern span of the Bay Bridge using explosives could spread concrete debris through the Bay, a staff scientist with an environmental watchdog group said Wednesday. Ian Wren, a staff scientist with Baykeeper, will raise the concerns during a Thursday meeting of the San Francisco Bay...
KRON 4 TV | September 17, 2015 | Wildlife & Habitat
A Caltrans plan to demolish the largest pier of the old eastern span of the Bay Bridge using explosives could spread concrete debris through the Bay, a staff scientist with an environmental watchdog group said today. Ian Wren, a staff scientist with Baykeeper, will raise the concerns during a Thursday meeting of the San Francisco Bay Conservation...
PassageMaker Magazine | September 17, 2015 | Sea Level Rise
With the help of Google and a specially designed multihull boat, Baykeeper is hard at work photographing some 500 miles of coastline around the San Francisco Bay area. It will use these water-level photo montages to illustrate the effects of global sea level rise and its impact on areas that will be critically impacted by significant changes in...
East Bay Express | September 3, 2015 | Bay-Safe Industry
Oakland should reject a proposed waterfront coal export terminal because of the environmental and health impacts of shipping and burning coal. And the city has the legal authority to ban coal exports, according to Earthjustice, the Sierra Club, San Francisco Baykeeper, West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project, and Communities for a Better...
San Jose Mercury News | August 20, 2015 | Wildlife & Habitat
Time is running out for Caltrans in its marathon pursuit of permits needed to implode the largest underwater pier of the old eastern span of the Bay Bridge before the costs rise. . . Baykeeper staff scientist Ian Wren said he still has "a lot of concern about debris and dust dispersed through the water." Baykeeper is working with Caltrans on...
San Francisco Examiner | August 20, 2015 | Sediment Mgmt
San Francisco Baykeeper will present arguments in an appeals court next week in what may be the group’s final legal effort to stop excessive sand mining in San Francisco Bay. Baykeeper sued the California State Lands Commission after the commission approved leases for private companies to mine sand in the Bay in amounts that contribute to erosion...
CBS SF Bay Area | August 20, 2015 | Wildlife & Habitat
Caltrans is seeking permits to demolish the largest pier of the old eastern span of the Bay Bridge with explosives, a procedure that could be dangerous to native marine mammals, . . Baykeeper staff scientist Ian Wren is concerned that the implosion could throw concrete debris into the surrounding bay water and affect the water quality.

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