Baykeeper In The News

Articles and other news featuring Baykeeper's role in protecting the Bay
Capital & Main | March 30, 2021 | Oil Spills
The morning after a quarter-inch hole in a pipeline owned by Chevron leaked petroleum fluids into the San Francisco Bay on February 9, Richmond Mayor Tom Butt struck an optimistic tone about the incident at the oil giant’s refinery. “I think in the big picture it’s going to be OK,” Butt told one local press outlet. On his blog several days later,...
The Quint | March 30, 2021 | About Baykeeper
‘Water warrior’ Sejal’s passion for conservation has been shaped significantly by her childhood experiences. Riding an elephant, little Sejal started crying when she was about one-fourth the way up a hill to visit a fort, during one of her family’s vacations to India. Atlanta, US-born Sejal could not bear to see the torture being meted out to the...
San Francisco Chronicle | March 26, 2021 | Fossil Fuels
A Brentwood company’s proposal to drill a natural gas well in Suisun Marsh has become the latest flash point in California’s quest to fight climate change and transition away from fossil fuels. Sunset Exploration wants to search for a commercially viable amount of gas at the site of an abandoned well in the wetlands south of Suisun City. If the...
Daily Republic | March 24, 2021 | Events
A San Francisco environmental group has recognized Fresh Air Vallejo with its Blue Rivet Award for the work the group did to stop a cement factory from winning approval. The award was presented Sunday at the annual San Francisco Baykeeper dinner, which was held virtually this year.
Estuary News | March 23, 2021 | Freshwater flows
As California stares down the barrel of yet another dry year, alarm bells are already ringing over conditions in the Delta. Environmental groups, fishermen, tribes, and a host of others are calling on the State Water Resources Control Board to complete and implement a long-delayed update to the Water Quality Control Plan for the Bay and Delta (Bay...
Estuary News | March 23, 2021 | Oil Spills
Oil spills in San Francisco Bay are frequent news, but for those old enough to remember there is only one Great Oil Spill, the disaster of January 18, 1971. In a predawn darkness thickened by heavy fog, two small Chevron tankers were maneuvering through the strait. At San Francisco’s Pier 45, Coast Guard technicians were just then testing a novel...
KMUD News | March 17, 2021 | Fossil Fuels
San Francisco Baykeeper staff attorney Ben Eichenberg joins KMUD to speak with host Gary Hughes of Biofuelwatch about the threats to California marine environments from the oil industry and the risks of the proposed conversions of refineries to biofuels.
| March 17, 2021 | Oil Spills
On the afternoon of February 9, 2021, the San Francisco Bay near Point Richmond, California, was contaminated with between 500-750 gallons of diesel and water from a ¼” pipe leak of Chevron’s oil transportation infrastructure over the course of 2 hours. While there remain no reports of injury to people or wildlife, the event sparked an outcry from...
NBC Bay Area - Asian Pacific America | March 17, 2021 | About Baykeeper
Interview with Sejal Choksi-Chugh, Executive Director of Baykeeper on Robert Handa's Asian Pacific America Program.
The Bohemian | March 16, 2021 | Sea Level Rise
The air was still in early January when my father and I took his kayak onto the waters of San Rafael’s Canal neighborhood. Thin layers of oil floated on the water. Occasionally a plastic bottle or tennis ball bobbed by. The sky was overcast, a drab blue-gray that nearly matched the color of the three-story apartment complex protruding out into the...

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