Baykeeper In The News

Articles and other news featuring Baykeeper's role in protecting the Bay
Courthouse News | September 3, 2020 | Bay Defense
A Justice Department lawyer urged a federal judge Thursday to uphold the Trump administration’s finding that vast salt ponds slated for redevelopment along the San Francisco Bay are not protected “waters of the United States.”.. Other plaintiffs in the lawsuit include San Francisco Baykeeper, Committee for Green Foothills and Citizens’ Committee...
KQED | August 31, 2020 | Sick of Sewage
... The section of the estuary where the spill took place, the Oakland Inner Harbor, is already on a Clean Water Act watch list because it's contaminated with bacteria from human waste, notes Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director of San Francisco Baykeeper.
Courthouse News | August 27, 2020 | Coal
A federal judge on Thursday advanced three lawsuits claiming a Bay Area city’s ban on the handling and storage of coal and petroleum coke is based on faulty science, preempted by federal laws and interferes with foreign and interstate commerce... The judge also granted a motion by two environmental groups, Sierra Club and San Francisco Baykeeper,...
Wine & Spirits | August 26, 2020 | Events
For 16 years, the Top 100 Tasting in San Francisco has brought together winemakers, importers, distributors, retailers, restaurateurs and wine-savvy consumers for a night of exceptional wine, food and celebration... As in the past, the event will also support NY/NJ Baykeeper and San Francisco Baykeeper, working to sustain the health and integrity...
KQED | August 15, 2020 | Sick of Sewage
People are being advised to stay out of the Oakland Estuary after it flooded with sewage early Saturday morning... Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director of the environmental advocacy group San Francisco Baykeeper, said "wildlife are already exposed to way too much industrial waste and urban pollution" in the Oakland estuary and that raw sewage...
Sierra Magazine | August 11, 2020 | Fossil Fuels
Earlier this year, Contra Costa County was poised to approve new oil and gas wells near neighborhoods in Brentwood... Leading environmental organizations like Sierra Club, 350 Bay Area, SF Baykeeper, Center for Biological Diversity and more worked with a new and powerful group of local activists calling themselves No Drilling in Brentwood.
Law360 | August 3, 2020 | Coal
The Ninth Circuit on Monday stood by its decision that Oakland, California, cannot ban a cargo-shipping terminal developer's proposed coal operation based on health and safety concerns... No other Ninth Circuit judge requested a vote on the en banc rehearing bids by Oakland, the Sierra Club and San Francisco Baykeeper, according to a brief order...
KQED | July 20, 2020 | Toxic Pollutants
State water regulators have issued a $285,000 penalty against the Phillips 66 refinery... "Industrial wastewater, especially from an oil refinery, can contain pollutants like toxic heavy metals and petroleum waste that are harmful to the Bay, wildlife, and people," said Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director of San Francisco Baykeeper.
Law360 | July 20, 2020 | Coal
The Ninth Circuit wrongly said that Oakland can't ban a cargo shipping terminal developer's proposed coal operation based on health and safety concerns... The Sierra Club and San Francisco Baykeeper are represented by Colin C. O'Brien, Adrienne Bloch, Heather M. Lewis and Marie E. Logan of Earthjustice
Oaklandside | July 7, 2020 | Hotline Investigations
Many official Fourth of July celebrations in the Bay Area were canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.... In addition to the city, Oaklanders can also contact the non-profit organization SF Baykeeper at 1-800-Keep-Bay. The Oakland-based watchdog organization works to maintain good water quality in the San Francisco Bay and is vigilant...