Baykeeper In The News

Articles and other news featuring Baykeeper's role in protecting the Bay
SF Gate | May 4, 2021 | Toxic Pollutants
.... This finally resulted in legal action against the federal government brought on by BayKeeper — an Oakland nonprofit that seeks to rid the San Francisco Bay of pollution —and other environmental partners in 2007. "We discovered based on a government study, that vessels were putting about 20 tons of pollution into the bay," Sejal Choksi-Chugh,...
San Francisco Chronicle | April 30, 2021 | Sea Level Rise
The Oakland A’s released a term sheet April 23 that details their financial plans to develop a new ballpark and mixed-use development along the city’s waterfront. But City Hall officials were surprised by the long-awaited details. Dave Kaval, the president of the A’s, said his team of attorneys and consultants met with the city three times a week...
NBC Bay Area | April 24, 2021 | Wetland Protection
The 1,400-acre Redwood City salt ponds along the San Francisco Bay Trail are coveted by environmentalists and developers. In 2009, the property owner, a Cargill subsidiary, proposed putting 12,000 housing units as well as commercial buildings on the site. Environmental groups, led by San Francisco Baykeeper and Save The Bay, argued the Clean Water...
KRON4 News | April 23, 2021 | Trash
SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – KRON4 is celebrating Earth Week by drawing attention to some of the biggest environmental challenges in the Bay Area. The pandemic has made PPE – such as face masks – life-saving accessories, but much of it is disposable and ends up littering our beaches and waterways. KRON4’s Maureen Kelly talked to environmental activists...
KTVU Fox News | April 22, 2021 | Bay Defense
SAN FRANCISCO - People who make their livings fighting to protect the Bay Area say the region is a lot healthier than it was when Earth Day began in the 1970s. "But it is still not as clean as it could be. It is not in great shape right now," said Cole Burchiel, field investigator for San Francisco Baykeeper, an organization that looks for threats...
Climate Online | April 16, 2021 | Climate Change
Cargill this week withdrew its appeal of a federal ruling that reinstated U.S. Clean Water Act (CWA) protections for the Redwood City Salt Ponds, marking the latest legal victory for environmental groups that have long battled development of the 1,365-acre site. CWA protections do not preclude the possibility of development of the salt ponds, but...
NBC Bay Area | April 16, 2021 | Toxic Pollutants
A developer just got the green light to build thousands of homes on bay in South Richmond, near a known contaminated site. Cheryl Hurd reports.
The Mercury News | April 15, 2021 | Wetland Protection
In what environmental groups are hailing as a “complete victory,” Cargill Salt announced this week it will not appeal a decision by a federal judge that protects Redwood City’s salt ponds from development, effectively halting its decades-long effort to build thousands of new homes there. The move comes after a U.S. District Court judge ruled in...
Bay City News / SF Gate | April 14, 2021 | Wetland Protection
Bay Area environmental groups are celebrating a decision by an affiliate of Cargill to withdraw its appeal of a federal judge's finding that Redwood City salt ponds are protected by the Clean Water Act. While the withdrawal does not mean development is prohibited it does make it more difficult, as the federal act requires permits be issued before...
Marin Independent Journal | April 13, 2021 | Sick of Sewage
Tree roots are being blamed for a 98,280-gallon sewage spill in Sausalito that went unnoticed for two weeks. The overflow started on March 17 and went undetected because of heavy vegetation, according to the county. The spill was stopped on March 31. The spill, between 71 and 67 Woodward Ave., was caused by roots blocking a private sewer lateral,...

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