Baykeeper In The News

Articles and other news featuring Baykeeper's role in protecting the Bay
KQED California Report | September 5, 2017 | Oil Spills
State fish and wildlife officials have launched an investigation into a new oil spill at the Phillips 66 refinery marine terminal in Rodeo...“These kinds of small spills are like death to the Bay from a thousand small cuts,” said Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director of San Francisco Baykeeper, one of the organizations hoping to block the...
KPFA Radio | September 1, 2017 | Oil Spills
A weekly public affairs show that delivers news and views about the most important environmental issues in California and globally. This episode: the Phillips 66 marine terminal expansion.
Times Herald News | August 31, 2017 | Oil Spills
A collection of six environmental groups drafted a letter to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District outlining what they hope the regulators will include in their draft Environmental Impact Report regarding the proposed tanker expansion of the Phillips 66 refinery in Rodeo. San Francisco Baykeeper, STAND.earth, the Sierra Club, Communities...
East Bay Express | August 23, 2017 | Oil Spills
..."More than doubling the tanker traffic could significantly increase the risk of oil spills in the bay," said Erica Maharg of Baykeeper, in an interview. "It could be one catastrophic spill. But also it could be the oil spills that happen in daily operation, like the one last September. These things just happen at a marine terminal."
KQED | August 17, 2017 | Ghost Fleet
If you’ve driven on I-680, across the Benicia–Martinez Bridge, you’ve probably seen them... Some ships in the fleet fell into such disrepair that environmentalists took notice. “You could hear the crunch of the paint chips or the metal under your feet as you were walking across the decks of the ships,” says Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director...
East Bay Times | August 4, 2017 | Ghost Fleet
The last of 57 decaying vessels in the federal government’s iconic “Ghost Fleet” is set to leave Suisun Bay Friday, ending a long struggle over the toxic pollution leached from the old ships into waters near a major fish nursery and migration area... “The 57 ships become abandoned toxic junk,” said Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director of the...
Times Herald News | August 3, 2017 | Ghost Fleet
The last of 57 ships retired and and set for removal from the Suisun Bay left the Mare Island Dry Dock early Friday morning after a good-bye ceremony of sorts involving city leaders, environmental groups, and maritime staff... A representative of Baykeepers noted that federal agencies are so impressed with this removal and recycling project that...
ABC 7 News | August 3, 2017 | Ghost Fleet
Seven years and 57 ships later, the last old vessel polluting Suisun Bay is getting ready for a final voyage to a ship recycling yard in Texas. The mothball fleet sat unused for decades; a floating toxic waste dump. Here's a look at how a legal fight got us to this point... "We're talking approximately 57 vessels that were shedding toxic paint...
The Press Democrat | August 2, 2017 | Pesticides
A new regulation aimed at improving the water quality of two tributaries that run into San Pablo Bay means vineyard owners in those watersheds will have to obtain new permits... “We believe the final rule approved by the regional board was a good first step and was overdue,” said Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director for San Francisco Baykeeper,...
Bay Area Monitor | August 1, 2017 | Nutrient Mgmt
Nutrients — such as nitrogen — are essential to life, but an overabundance can mean trouble for waterways. Take Chesapeake Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, which are infamous for “dead zones” where closely-packed bodies of fish float to the surface or wash ashore by the thousands... Baykeeper, a nonprofit dedicated to stopping pollution in the Bay, is...

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