Baykeeper In The News

Articles and other news featuring Baykeeper's role in protecting the Bay
Marin Independent Journal | February 10, 2021 | Oil Spills
An oil spill at the Chevron refinery in Richmond this week did not pose any immediate threats to Marin County’s shoreline or wildlife, officials said Wednesday. The spill was reported just before 3:30 p.m. Tuesday after a pipeline leak at the refinery’s wharf near Point Richmond. An estimated 500 to 750 gallons of a mixture of low-sulfur diesel...
KRON4 News | February 10, 2021 | Oil Spills
A petroleum product leak that spilled an estimated five gallons a minute Tuesday afternoon at the Chevron refinery long wharf in Richmond is drawing criticism from some elected officials and an environmental group... “Chevron’s oil pipeline leak today is bad news for the Bay — we’re unfortunately still learning how big the oil spill was and what...
SF Gate | February 9, 2021 | Abandoned Boats
In early November, two boats washed ashore on the rocks just off the Safe Harbor Emeryville... The battered boats are not so mysterious, however, to Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director at SF Baykeeper, a nonprofit that patrols the bay monitoring for pollution and environmental threats. Speeding around in her patrol boat — SF Baykeeper...
Earth Island Journal | February 9, 2021 | Fossil Fuels
The Carquinez Strait is a wonder of powerful tidewaters that connects the San Francisco Bay with the Sacramento-San Joaquín Delta. Every salmon born in the extensive Sacramento and Central Valley watersheds will make the journey through this bottleneck of coastline on their way to the Pacific Ocean. The shores of the strait, however, have been...
East Bay Times | February 8, 2021 | Wetland Protection
Environmentalist groups aiming to stop a major controversial housing development at the edge of Newark’s wetlands are appealing an Alameda County court decision that would allow the project to go forward... The two groups that sued the city, along with Sierra Club San Francisco Bay Chapter, Greenbelt Alliance, and San Francisco Baykeeper, launched...
Biofuelwatch | February 3, 2021 | Fossil Fuels
... As Phillips 66 rolled out an extensive public relations campaign about their “Rodeo Renewed” project, proclaiming their intent to become the biggest “renewable diesel” and “sustainable aviation fuel” refinery in the world, organizations such as San Francisco Baykeeper, Sunflower Alliance, Communities for a Better Environment, Natural Resources...
NBC Bay Area | February 3, 2021 | Climate Change
Just west of the Carquinez Bridge in Contra Costa County is a site that looks like a big parking lot, but underneath are toxic heavy metals. Environmentalists warn that rising sea levels due to climate change could unleash these toxins into the San Francisco Bay. The land is owned by the State Lands Commission and an oil company, but the state is...
Bay City News | January 30, 2021 | Bay Defense
Rep. Jackie Speier, D-San Francisco/San Mateo, announced a bill on Thursday that seeks to use federal funding to improve the San Francisco Bay's environmental health... Within the past 150 years, 90 percent of the San Francisco Bay's wetlands have been destroyed due to human activity, according to San Francisco Baykeeper, a Bay Area environmental...
NBC Bay Area | January 30, 2021 | Climate Change
When you look out over the San Francisco Bay it looks blue and beautiful. However, if you follow the waterway all the way up to Discovery Bay in the summer, you’ll see huge toxic algae blooms that are choking it and turning it green. NBC Bay Area's Vianey Arana interviews senior scientist Jon Rosenfield from San Francisco Baykeeper about the role...
SF Gate | January 25, 2021 | About Baykeeper
Anchor Brewing is hitting a milestone year in 2021 with its 125th anniversary in February... The brand is also continuing its partnership with Baykeeper and has formed a new partnership with the California State Parks Foundation as well.

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