Baykeeper In The News

Articles and other news featuring Baykeeper's role in protecting the Bay
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...
CalMatters | June 30, 2020 | Freshwater flows
Guest Commentary:  For more than a decade, California’s governors have pushed for “voluntary agreements” to establish rules for water diversions by major urban and agricultural water districts, and to redress their environmental impacts. Keep tabs on the latest California policy and politics news. Our organizations joined those discussions to...
KPFA | June 12, 2020 | Sea Level Rise
According to recent estimates, we can expect 48 inches of sea level rise on the San Francisco Bay by 2120. With that will come displacement of low-income residents, loss of vulnerable shoreline habitat, significant impacts on infrastructure...  Terra Verde host and Earth Island Journal Managing Editor Zoe Loftus-Farren discusses sea level risk...
East Bay Express | June 10, 2020 | Water Resources
As the coronavirus creeps through the human population, causing social and economic turmoil, farmers discard vast quantities of food that they are abruptly unable to sell in the upended economy... "It's an incredibly self-serving position," said Jon Rosenfield, a senior scientist at San Francisco Baykeeper. He called the farmers' claim that more...
Sierra Magazine | June 4, 2020 | Coal
Over two years after Judge Vince Chhabria struck down the City of Oakland’s prohibition on handling and storage of coal at the former Oakland Army Base, the case was decided on appeal... “Protecting the Bay and Bay Area communities from dirty coal pollution has never been more important,” said Ben Eichenberg, staff attorney for San Francisco...
Sierra Magazine | June 1, 2020 | Coal
The Sierra Club and San Francisco Baykeeper have moved to intervene as full parties in the lawsuits to defend the City of Richmond’s ordinance that phases out the storage and handling of coal and petroleum coke in the city...  The environmental legal organization Earthjustice is representing both the Sierra Club and SF Baykeeper in court.
Courthouse News | May 26, 2020 | Coal
The Ninth Circuit refused Tuesday to let the city of Oakland ban coal shipments from a new terminal... The city, which appealed Chhabria’s ruling along with the Sierra Club and San Francisco Baykeeper, argued that the judge should have deferred to their experts’ assessments about pollution and mitigation measures at the time the council made its...
Bay Nature | May 13, 2020 | Freshwater flows
The conflict over California water, often compared to a war, rather resembles a geological process. As along an earthquake fault, surface spasms come and go... “It abandons the state’s responsibility to protect endangered species,” said Jon Rosenfield of San Francisco Baykeeper.
Wine & Spirits | April 22, 2020 | About Baykeeper
As San Franciscans sheltered in place this past March, they were joined by an unusual number of gray whales, holing up in San Francisco Bay... Earth Day is also Ocean Day, and if you’re looking for a drink today, consider a Baykeeper IPA. It’s a collaboration between Anchor Brewing and San Francisco Baykeeper, raising funds for the group...
The Nation | April 21, 2020 | Fish and Marine Life
The San Francisco Bay’s rich ecosystem is collapsing—and the region’s liberal leaders bear part of the blame... “The fisheries for Chinook salmon, starry flounder, and other species are collapsing,” said Jon Rosenfield, a senior scientist at San Francisco Baykeeper, a water quality organization. The Bay Area, in other words, is grappling with a...

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