Baykeeper In The News

Articles and other news featuring Baykeeper's role in protecting the Bay
InsideEPA | February 6, 2020 | Urban Storm Water
San Francisco Baykeeper is suing two California cities in federal district court for alleged violations of their Clean Water Act (CWA) municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) permits by allowing discharges of bacteria pollution into numerous local waterways including South San Francisco Bay. Baykeeper hopes the lawsuits will prompt local...
Sacramento Bee | February 5, 2020 | Water Resources
Two months ago, Gov. Gavin Newsom seemed poised to file yet another suit against President Donald Trump — this time, over a federal plan to pump more water to Trump’s farming allies in the San Joaquin Valley... “This is a bear hug of the Trump administration extinction plan by the Newsom administration,” said Jon Rosenfield, senior scientist with...
Maven's Notebook | February 4, 2020 | Water Resources
This guest commentary was written by Julie Zimmerman, Jeanette Howard, Jon Rosenfield, and Rene Henery in response to The Final Demise of Unimpaired Flows, guest commentary by Robert Shibatani... As river ecologists that work on environmental flows, we’re often confused by the strong reactions we hear at the mention of unimpaired flows. In general...
San Francisco Examiner | January 26, 2020 | About Baykeeper
On a cool, overcast morning at Pier 1.5, we joined San Francisco Baykeeper Executive Director Sejal Choksi-Chugh and volunteer skipper Matt Stromberg aboard a Baykeeper patrol boat to get an up-close look at the work that the non-profit does to help keep the San Francisco Bay clean. The group has worked diligently for the past 30 years to keep the...
Oakland Magazine | January 17, 2020 | About Baykeeper
Baykeeper helped to facilitate Oakland's coal ban — and now Richmond's too... You can commemorate almost anything by naming a beer after it. And with its piney, slightly hazy Baykeeper IPA — newly available for the first time ever in cans — Anchor Brewing champions an Oakland-based nonprofit that's helping East Bay cities become coal-free.
Sierra Club | January 15, 2020 | Coal
Community and Environmental Groups and Residents Applaud Council for Protecting Local Public Health   Contact: April Thomas, Sierra Club, april.thomas@sierraclub.org, 206-321-3850 Ben Eichenberg, Baykeeper, ben@baykeeper.org, 510-735-9700 x105   Richmond, Calif. — Last night, the Richmond City Council voted to approve an ordinance that...
Earth Island Journal | January 10, 2020 | Coal
The Richmond, CA City Council has a big decision to make next week... At least some of these measures stem from a 2012 lawsuit and resulting agreement with the San Francisco Baykeeper, which advocates for the health of the Bay.
East Bay Express | January 8, 2020 | Salmon and Smelt
... Farther upstream, the Bureau of Reclamation is required to maintain flows of cold water... "But almost every year, the Bureau of Reclamation asks the Water Board to modify that rule, and the Water Board rubber stamps that request," said Jon Rosenfield, a scientist with the watchdog group San Francisco Baykeeper.
EHS Daily Advisor | January 7, 2020 | Legal Action
Section 313 of the Clean Water Act (CWA) directs that states must develop total maximum daily loads (TMDLs) for water bodies that are impaired by pollutants or conditions... In its opinion, the panel relies on its understanding of the constructive submission doctrine, which the 9th Circuit adopted in a 2002 ruling (San Francisco BayKeeper v....
Marin Independent Journal | January 6, 2020 | Sick of Sewage
Three Marin County sewage treatment plants are being fined a total of $39,000 by the California Regional Water Quality Control Board for exceeding limits for discharging effluents into San Francisco Bay... Ian Wren, a staff scientist with San Francisco Baykeeper, a nonprofit environmental advocacy organization, said the mandatory minimum fines...

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