Baykeeper Updates Related to Water Resources

BK In The News: June 10, 2020
As the coronavirus creeps through the human population, causing social and economic turmoil, farmers discard vast quantities of food that they are abruptly unable to sell in the upended economy... "It's an incredibly self-serving position," said Jon Rosenfield, a senior scientist at San Francisco...
Blog Post: April 11, 2020
Updated: On March 17, 2020, Baykeeper further challenged the Regional Board's flawed plan before the oversight agency, urging the State Water Board to reject the plan as inadequate. Baykeeper's scientists maintain that the Petaluma River is currently so contaminated with bacteria that people will...
BK In The News: March 5, 2020
Guest commentary written by Dr. Jonathan Rosenfield, Senior Scientist at San Francisco Baykeeper: Last month, Governor Newsom finally made good on his threat to sue the federal government over water management plans that would further imperil San Francisco Bay’s endangered fishes. The Governor and...
BK In The News: February 21, 2020
California sued the Trump administration on Thursday to block new rules that would let farmers take more water from the state’s largest river systems, arguing it would push endangered populations of delta smelt, chinook salmon and steelhead trout to extinction... "They’re not doing enough, and, in...
BK In The News: February 20, 2020
President Donald Trump wants to divert water from California’s freshwater rivers to help nut farmers cope with the state’s increasingly frequent droughts. But orca whales, salmon, and other critically threatened fish could pay the price... “This is not just a problem of a few fish,” said Jon...
BK In The News: February 19, 2020
Governor's office has seemed reluctant to help protect Northern California's rivers and fisheries if the actions might anger agricultural interests... Jon Rosenfield, a scientist with the watchdog group S.F. Baykeeper, said the federal plan leaves the Newsom Administration with two legal options —...
BK In The News: February 18, 2020
During President Trump’s visit to California this week, the commander in chief who campaigned on a pledge of shipping more water to Central Valley farms plans to stop in Bakersfield...“They’re not doing enough, and in fact, they’re hand-in-glove with the Trump administration,” said Jon Rosenfield,...
BK In The News: February 5, 2020
Two months ago, Gov. Gavin Newsom seemed poised to file yet another suit against President Donald Trump — this time, over a federal plan to pump more water to Trump’s farming allies in the San Joaquin Valley... “This is a bear hug of the Trump administration extinction plan by the Newsom...
BK In The News: February 4, 2020
This guest commentary was written by Julie Zimmerman, Jeanette Howard, Jon Rosenfield, and Rene Henery in response to The Final Demise of Unimpaired Flows, guest commentary by Robert Shibatani... As river ecologists that work on environmental flows, we’re often confused by the strong reactions we...
Blog Post: January 13, 2020
Fisheries are collapsing. Salmon runs are dwindling. Endangered species are rapidly approaching extinction. And drinking water is unsafe in some of California’s most disadvantaged communities.   The fresh water that flows from the Sierras, through the Central Valley, the Delta, and into San...

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