Baykeeper In The News

Articles and other news featuring Baykeeper's role in protecting the Bay
VICE | February 20, 2020 | Water Resources
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 Rosenfield, a senior scientist with San Francisco...
East Bay Express | February 19, 2020 | Water Resources
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 — either cut back on its own water deliveries by an...
San Francisco Chronicle | February 18, 2020 | Water Resources
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, senior scientist for San Francisco Baykeeper, an...
The Mercury News | February 11, 2020 | Sick of Sewage
A Bay Area environmental group has sued the cities of Sunnyvale and Mountain View, saying they are in violation of the federal Clean Water Act for discharging raw sewage and polluted storm water into creeks, sending bacteria pollution to levels more than 50 times legal limits. The group, San Francisco Baykeeper, said samples it collected revealed...
Marin Independent Journal | February 10, 2020 | Wildlife & Habitat
It’s the largest estuary on the North America’s West Coast, supporting a vast network of natural habitat and a multibillion-dollar economy, but the San Francisco Bay Estuary is not receiving the federal funding it deserves for its restoration... Ian Wren, a staff scientist with San Francisco Baykeeper environmental organization, said other large...
KQED | February 8, 2020 | Sick of Sewage
State water regulators have issued a more than $400,000 fine against a Sonoma County water agency over the release of more than two million gallons of sewage... "The fine sends the message to other Bay Area wastewater agencies that they need to be proactive about taking steps to prevent spills of this magnitude from their systems," said Sejal...
InsideEPA | February 6, 2020 | Urban Storm Water
San Francisco Baykeeper is suing two California cities in federal district court for alleged violations of their Clean Water Act (CWA) municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) permits by allowing discharges of bacteria pollution into numerous local waterways including South San Francisco Bay. Baykeeper hopes the lawsuits will prompt local...
Sacramento Bee | February 5, 2020 | Water Resources
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 administration,” said Jon Rosenfield, senior scientist with...
Maven's Notebook | February 4, 2020 | Water Resources
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 hear at the mention of unimpaired flows. In general...
San Francisco Examiner | January 26, 2020 | About Baykeeper
On a cool, overcast morning at Pier 1.5, we joined San Francisco Baykeeper Executive Director Sejal Choksi-Chugh and volunteer skipper Matt Stromberg aboard a Baykeeper patrol boat to get an up-close look at the work that the non-profit does to help keep the San Francisco Bay clean. The group has worked diligently for the past 30 years to keep the...

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