Baykeeper In The News
Articles and other news featuring Baykeeper's role in protecting the Bay
Daily Kos | November 28, 2020 | Dredging
In a victory for environmental justice, indigenous, community and conservation groups, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today via public notice that it is withdrawing plans to dredge the shipping channel connecting San Francisco Bay to the Port of Stockton... “The scheme was a favor to the Bay Area’s oil refineries to help them operate...
KRON4 News | November 20, 2020 | Trash
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) – The pandemic is having an impact on San Francisco Bay. You may see what bay watchdogs say is “COVID Trash.” These are just some of the PPE, masks, gloves, and other plastic-based trash picked up along the shoreline by the non-profit Baykeeper, says spokesperson Sejal Choksi-Chugh.
KPIX | November 19, 2020 | Coal
The Bay Area and Coal Country seem worlds apart. But it turns out the San Francisco Bay plays a critical role in the export of coal to Asia. Unbeknown to most, the bay is home to one of only two deep sea ports on the entire West Coast that export coal to Asia.
Shondaland | November 16, 2020 | Environmental Justice
In this op-ed, Sejal Choksi-Chugh, a leader in environmental justice, explains how climate change and racism can often be intertwined — and how we can fight for a better, healthier future.
Stand.earth | November 12, 2020 | Vessel Pollution
In a win for activists, local communities won’t face threats from increasing crude oil tanker traffic as BAAQMD stops environmental review of marine terminal expansion... Supporting organizations include 350 Bay Area, Amazon Watch, Center for Biological Diversity, Friends of the Earth US, Fresh Air Vallejo, Greenaction for Health and Environmental...
Napa Valley Register | October 31, 2020 | Toxic Pollutants
Napa Sanitation District is marking a county-transfiguring anniversary—it formed 75 years ago to turn the Napa River from an “open cesspool” with raw sewage into a water recreation draw... “It’s unacceptable to trade clean water for better smelling air,” said Jonathan Kaplan of San Francisco BayKeeper.
Richmond Pulse | October 28, 2020 | Sick of Sewage
Baykeeper, a nonprofit environmental watchdog organization that monitors Bay Area water quality, and the Richmond-based West County Toxics Coalition sued the city in 2006 for, they said, “spilling hundreds of thousands of gallons of raw sewage every year,” according to a Baykeeper press release... Baykeeper staff attorney Nicole Sasaki said the...
San Francisco Business Times | October 23, 2020 | Toxic Pollutants
Business, science and politics collide on contaminated sites... Another site Baykeeper told me it keeping an eye on is Selby Slag, a 66-acre state superfund site near Crockett that the nonprofit says is so polluted that ...
Law360 | October 6, 2020 | Sea Level Rise
A California federal judge tossed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's finding that salt ponds near San Francisco Bay are not covered by the Clean Water Act, instructing the agency to reconsider the issue and pointing toward a prior appeals court decision that called for regulation... San Francisco Baykeeper and others say the designation...
Palo Alto Daily Post | October 6, 2020 | Sea Level Rise
A federal judge decided yesterday that 1,356 acres of salt ponds east of Redwood City are subject to federal environmental protections, reversing a March 2019 decision by the Trump administration... California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and a group of environmental organizations including Save the Bay and San Francisco Baykeeper sued.