Baykeeper In The News

Articles and other news featuring Baykeeper's role in protecting the Bay
OSPR Call Spill Watch | March 28, 2018 | Oil Spills
Six new committee members appointed to the Technical Advisory Commitee represent environmental non-governmental organizations, the petroleum industry, the railroad industry, the marine transportation industry and local government as outlined in the TAC bylaws... The new appointments include: Sejal Choksi-Chugh of Oakland is the executive director...
Public News Service | March 20, 2018 | Oil Spills
SAN FRANCISCO – Protesters took to the streets of San Francisco on Monday, to denounce the possible expansion of an oil refinery in the North Bay town of Rodeo – a decision they say was taken behind closed doors... A coalition of environmental groups petitioned the federal EPA on Monday to step in and overrule the permit. Those groups include...
Estuary News | March 20, 2018 | Wetland Protection
The battle of Point Buckler Island isn’t over yet... Erica Maharg of San Francisco​ ​Baykee​​per, which provided testimony​ ​at the agencies’ administrative hearings, says the nonprofit was “extremely disappointed and shocked by the trial court decision.”
San Francisco Chronicle | March 11, 2018 | Vessel Pollution
Regarding “Anchored in the bay and not going away” (Page 1, March 3): It’s disappointing that this vessel has been illegally moored for months in San Francisco’s iconic swimming cove, flouting the law and discharging human waste that endangers people and wildlife... The Coast Guard recently convened a work group with Baykeeper, state and local...
Associated Press | February 11, 2018 | Sediment Mgmt
Two common problems in coastal areas — eroded beaches, and clogged inlets hazardous for boat traffic — have a mutual solution... Concerns about sand mining that could change the shape of coastlines has led the San Francisco Baykeeper group to file numerous lawsuits against California and sand mining companies seeking to reduce the amount of sand...
East Bay Express | February 7, 2018 | Toxic Pollutants
Oakland's coal controversy has gained considerable attention, but increased coal shipments through nearby Richmond have largely gone unnoticed... In 2012, Baykeeper sued the Levin-Richmond Terminal for failing to prevent petcoke and other pollutants from contaminating San Francisco Bay. The environmental group won the suit in 2014.
Estuary News | February 7, 2018 | Wetland Protection
In January the Bay Conservation and Development Commission and the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board appealed decisions by a Solano County Superior Court Judge voiding $3.6 million in fines and cleanup and restoration requirements that the agencies imposed on the island’s owner ... Erica Maharg of Baykeeper, which provided...
CBS KPIX 5 News | January 20, 2018 | Industrial Stormwater
MARTINEZ (KPIX) — Kelly O’Connell had no idea there was a large county storm drain pipe running under her property – until it started disintegrating. Water from the leaking pipe has left cracks and a sinkhole in her Pacheco backyard, and the ground around it is mushy... Ian Wren, a staff scientist at Bay Keeper – a group concerned about water...
San Francisco Chronicle | January 15, 2018 | Toxic Pollutants
The company that wants to transport coal by rail to the Port of Oakland for overseas shipment says the city’s ban on coal-handling violates the Constitution, federal law and common sense... The Sierra Club and Baykeeper have intervened on the city’s side in the case and may participate in the trial.
KQED | January 15, 2018 | Toxic Pollutants
A lawsuit challenging Oakland’s ban on coal shipments in and out of the city — a measure the City Council passed to head off plans to handle the fossil fuel at a proposed new port facility — is heading to trial in San Francisco on Tuesday... Erica Maharg, an attorney with San Francisco Baykeeper, says she’s confident the city made a “well-grounded...

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