Baykeeper In The News

Articles and other news featuring Baykeeper's role in protecting the Bay
East Bay Express | May 2, 2018 | Sick of Sewage
The public works department has failed to address larger problems with its sewers. And raw sewage continues to flow into waterways... Erica Maharg, the managing attorney for San Francisco Baykeeper, an environmental organization that is party to the consent decree, was at last week's committee meeting and pushed the council to do more to...
goInspo | April 19, 2018 | Events
Earth Day is this weekend!  How will you celebrate or acknowledge the day? Will it be at a beach clean up?  Or helping your local recycling centers? If you’re not actively planning to go anywhere, will you take a shorter shower?  Turn off the water while you brush your teeth? ... For this Earth Day, goInspo has connected with Baykeeper who shares...
The Mercury News | April 18, 2018 | Bay-Safe Industry
A local environmental watchdog group says it has reached a legal settlement with operators of the Newby Island Resource Recovery Park landfill to curb toxic runoff into local waterways. Erica Maharg, managing attorney for San Francisco Baykeeper, said in an interview last month that in the four years the organization monitored Newby Island...
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...

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