Baykeeper Updates Related to Bay Defense

BK In The News: October 8, 2019
By San Francisco Baykeeper The Trump administration has reached a new low in its assault on clean water. Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency is claiming that Bay water isn’t water. The agency recently decided that the South Bay salt ponds are land and don’t need Clean Water Act protection. This...
BK In The News: October 3, 2019
The Trump administration is ratcheting up its feud with California. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday sent a notice that San Francisco is violating the federal Clean Water Act. With Sejal Choksi-Chugh, Executive Director of San Francisco Baykeeper.
BK In The News: October 2, 2019
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency sent San Francisco a notice of violation today accusing its water utility of violating Clean Water Act standards... "We think that the letter identifies some valid concerns about sewage overflows in the city, and those sewage overflows do pose a health...
Blog Post: September 30, 2019
Baykeeper is deeply disappointed that Governor Gavin Newsom vetoed SB1, which would have defended California’s waters and wildlife from the Trump administration’s radical anti-environmental agenda. The state legislation was introduced by California legislators this year as a vital backstop to the...
BK In The News: September 26, 2019
... "Their recent WOTUS decision actually removed millions of miles of waterways across the country from Clean Water Act protection," said Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director of San Francisco Baykeeper. "For them to come out and say that about San Francisco, it's really laughable. Laughable,...
BK In The News: September 26, 2019
EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler took another jab at California today... Ian Wren, of the nonprofit San Francisco Baykeeper, noted that the city [San Francisco] is the only one in the Golden State that treats stormwater at all. "If the Trump administration is truly concerned about human waste on...
BK In The News: July 3, 2019
Baykeeper's Sejal Choski-Chugh patrols the Bay for polluters... The San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission or the BCDC was established in the mid-1960s to regulate development, prevent the destruction of wetlands, and ensure public access to San Francisco Bay. It's an...
BK In The News: June 13, 2019
To celebrate non-profit Waterkeeper Alliance’s 20th anniversary, Culture Trip sent photographers across the globe to document 20 Waterkeepers along the rivers, lakes and canals they dedicate their lives to protecting... Sejal Choksi-Chugh fights to reduce agricultural pollution, industrial run-off...
BK In The News: June 13, 2019
More than seven million people and five-hundred wildlife species call the Bay Area home… so polluted water is not an option. But in a densely urban environment, clean water doesn’t just happen… it’s a daily battle. Meet Sejal Choksi-Chugh. As the San Francisco Baykeeper, she’s the driving force...
BK In The News: May 30, 2019
By Ben Eichenberg, San Francisco Baykeeper Earlier this month, the state auditor released a report sharply critical of the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission’s lax enforcement efforts. BCDC is the regional agency created in 1965 to protect the bay from illegal filling,...

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