Latest Baykeeper News and Information

BK In The News: October 14, 2019
A coalition of local nonprofits has teamed up to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its head, Andrew Wheeler, over the agency's recent decision that the Redwood City Salt Ponds, owned by Cargill, Inc., are not subject to the U.S. Clean Water Act... The nonprofits filing suit are...
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 7, 2019
California’s elected officials’ oil policy can be summed up as: leave it in the ground or under the ocean, and, if it must come into the state, don’t use pipeline or rail... with the executive director for Baykeeper noting the expansion of tanker traffic "poses an incredible new risk of oil spills...
Blog Post: October 3, 2019
Baykeeper Executive Director Sejal Choksi-Chugh recently won Bay Nature Magazine's 2020 Local Hero Award for conservation action. The Local Hero awards are given annually. They honor remarkable local leaders who have made significant contributions to the conservation and understanding of, and...
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
Every year, 7 trillion tiny pieces of plastic, roughly equal to 1 million pieces each for every man, woman and child in the Bay Area, flow into SF Bay... The trash rules are a good start, but allow cities to estimate how much they have reduced their trash, and need more oversight and enforcement,...
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...
Monthly Column: October 1, 2019
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 bizarre decision is...
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 28, 2019
For years, the Interior Department resisted proposals to raise the height of its towering Shasta Dam in Northern California... Excluding review of the dam’s downstream effects is “like analyzing the impact of a loaded pistol without looking past the nose of the barrel,” said Jon Rosenfield, a...

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