Baykeeper In The News

Articles and other news featuring Baykeeper's role in protecting the Bay
California Globe | January 11, 2021 | Coal
On Monday, the state of Utah officially joined a lawsuit started by Wolverine Fuels against the city of Richmond over an ordinance that is set to phase out all coal and coal byproduct storage in Richmond... Meanwhile, the city of Richmond, backed by California and environmental groups like the Sierra Club and San Francisco Baykeeper have said that...
Grist | January 4, 2021 | Environmental Justice
In August, the Waterkeeper Alliance, a global network of grassroots leaders dedicated to the preservation of local waterways, finalized the charter for its justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion committee. This step toward racial equity and representation, which took months of planning, is in line with the surge of anti-racism commitments made...
Mercury News | December 29, 2020 | Low Impact Development
A controversial development plan roughly 30 years in the making to build 469 large homes on the edge of Newark’s wetlands can proceed, a judge has decided... The two groups that sued the city, along with Sierra Club San Francisco Bay Chapter, Greenbelt Alliance, and San Francisco Baykeeper, launched an online petition to encourage the San...
Alameda Sun | December 29, 2020 | Sick of Sewage
Residents living on local waterways have experienced two wastewater spills in the last four months. An unexpected power outage last Aug. 15, led to an equipment failure at the East Bay Municipal Utilities District’s (EBMUD) wastewater plant in Oakland.
Courthouse News | December 28, 2020 | Urban Storm Water
A federal court in California denied the city of Sunnyvale’s request to dismiss San Francisco Baykeeper’s Clean Water Act suit alleging the city’s sewer system unlawfully releases polluted stormwater and raw sewage into waterways.
KQED | December 23, 2020 | Sick of Sewage
State water quality regulators are investigating a large wastewater spill that sent close to 100,000 gallons of untreated sewage into an Alameda lagoon last week, prompting the East Bay's largest water agency to urge people to stay out of the body of water for at least seven days... "Two large sewage spills resulting from power outages and backup...
Estuary News | December 15, 2020 | Wetland Protection
... Staff attorney Nicole Sasaki welcomed Judge Mueller’s decision: “The violations on Point Buckler Island were both brazen and unapologetic, and inflicted severe damage on 30 acres of wetland.” She also commented on the role of the federal agencies: “It is heartening that EPA and DOJ diligently prosecuted the case, and there was no sign of undue...
Oakland North | December 7, 2020 | Trash
As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise across California, environmentalists are concerned about another growing problem — pandemic-related trash... The San Francisco Bay Keeper patrols the Bay regularly to monitor “polluters and pollution.” And although representatives  say they do not have definite data on just how bad the coronavirus...
SF Gate | December 1, 2020 | Dredging
A four-year battle over a plan to dredge 13 miles of waterways to clear San Francisco Bay for larger oil tankers ended Monday, with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers announcing it was scuttling the project... "This proposal is dead in the water, for all intents and purposes," said Sejal Choksi-Chugh, the executive director of Oakland-based...
Maritime Executive | December 1, 2020 | Dredging
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that it was terminating an ongoing study designed to improve navigation in a stretch of San Francisco Bay. The Corps cited funding concerns in its decision to withdraw the current efforts to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), while environmental groups hailed it as a win for their causes...  The...

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