Baykeeper In The News

Articles and other news featuring Baykeeper's role in protecting the Bay
San Francisco Examiner | November 23, 2017 | Low Impact Development
... A luxury mega-marina proposal by local political powerhouse Darius Anderson, is a stunningly audacious asset grab... The SFUSD science department has spoken out against the plan, as have 23 fourth-grade teachers, the Sierra Club, Bay Keeper and the U.S. Sailing Association, the governing body for the sport. Giving away a third of the cove to a...
The Six Fifty | November 9, 2017 | Oil Spills
Ten years ago, on November 7, 2007, the Cosco Busan container ship hit a support tower on the Bay Bridge and spilled more than 53,500 gallons of dense bunker oil into the San Francisco Bay... Sejal Choksi-Chugh, Executive Director of pollution watchdog San Francisco Baykeeper, pointed to the Cosco Busan incident as a critical wake-up call for her...
Bay Nature | November 7, 2017 | Oil Spills
The Bay was blanketed in fog on the morning of November 7, 2007 as the container ship M/V Cosco Busan steamed out of the Port of Oakland, toward the Golden Gate... Some conservation groups, such as San Francisco Baykeeper, have criticized the amount spent on recreation. Sejal Choksi-Chugh, Baykeeper’s executive director, said the group sits on two...
ABC7 News | November 2, 2017 | Toxic Pollutants
With a wet weekend on the horizon, the first since the devastating North Bay wildfires, officials at state and local agencies are worrying about what winter rains will carry into the bay. "We are really concerned about all the toxins," said Sejal Choksi-Chugh, Executive Director of San Francisco Baykeeper. "When it rains, that debris is just going...
CBS KPIX 5 News | November 2, 2017 | Toxic Pollutants
The rain expected in the Bay Area is creating worry in the North Bay, where it’s feared the upcoming showers will mix with toxic ash and chemicals and wash right into some streams... Environment non-profit San Francisco Baykeeper says any number of chemicals could be present and ultimately end up in the watershed. “If we get a big hit of...
East Bay Express | November 1, 2017 | Sick of Sewage
Federal and state officials are investigating whether the city of Alameda has violated a court order to keep raw sewage from flowing into the bay... "We read it as there's a trigger for getting the lines replaced," said Baykeeper's Executive Director Sejal Choksi-Chugh. "The building permits should include rehabilitation, but it seems like the...
KQED | October 26, 2017 | Trash
Oakland has one of the worst rates among Bay Area cities for garbage going into the ocean.. After San Jose failed to address its trash and sewage problem, the environmental advocacy group San Francisco Baykeeper sued the city for violating the federal Clean Water Act. The city is now paying more than $100 million to clean up tons of garage headed...
Earth Island Institute | September 29, 2017 | Oil Spills
The oil company Phillips 66 wants to increase the number of tanker ships carrying crude oil across San Francisco Bay to its refinery in Rodeo — from 59 to 135 tankers per year... Baykeeper, a nonprofit advocating for the health of the Bay ecosystem, is working alongside community and environmental organizations to oppose any increase of oil...
Red Green and Blue | September 29, 2017 | Water Resources
The Center for Biological Diversity, Bay Institute, Natural Resources Defense Council and San Francisco Baykeeper filed the suit in California Superior Court in Sacramento, represented by the nonprofit environmental law firm Earthjustice.
Sonoma News | September 29, 2017 | Wine Event
... Wine & Spirits magazine just named its Top 100 Wineries of 2017 and Ravenswood Winery will be honored among others in the Wine & Spirits 14th Annual event on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at City View in the Metreon in San Francisco, all to benefit San Francisco Baykeeper.

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