Baykeeper In The News
Articles and other news featuring Baykeeper's role in protecting the Bay
KQED California Report | January 26, 2017 | Advocacy
Bay Area environmentalists say they’re appalled by the Trump administration’s freeze on business activities and communications at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency... San Francisco Baykeeper Executive Director Sejal Choksi-Chugh agreed and pointed to millions of dollars in grants to restore bay wetlands as the kind of project now at risk.
The Pioneer | January 19, 2017 | Trash
... More than 70 volunteers showed up on a cloudy, foggy Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Main Street parking lot west of the ferry terminal in Alameda, including members of the Boy Scouts of America and San Francisco Baykeeper, a 25-year-old nonprofit advocacy group that works to prevent pollution in the San Francisco Bay and has helped to defeat two...
KRON4 | January 17, 2017 | Trash
Dozens of volunteers gathered at the Alameda estuary Saturday to take care of one of the negative results of last week’s storms. “The timing of this cleanup is perfect this year mainly because the big storms pushed a lot of trash into the bay and on to the shore line,” said San Francisco bay keeper Sejal Choksi-Chugh.
East Bay Times | January 10, 2017 | Events
The second annual service event is set for 9 a.m. to noon Saturday rain or shine on Main Street at Navy Way. It is being hosted by Alameda Point Partners and the Alameda Public Works Department’s Clean Water Program; members of San Francisco Baykeeper, an advocacy group, will be on-site to discuss the need to keep plastic and other trash out of...
East Bay Times | December 15, 2016 | Wetland Protection
A regional water board voted late Wednesday to fine the owner of a small island in the Suisun Marsh $2.8 million on allegations he filled in wetlands to the detriment of fish, wildlife and water quality... Erica Maharg, attorney for the San Francisco Baykeeper environmental group, said earlier the $4.6 million fine was warranted to deter others...
ABC7 News | December 14, 2016 | Sea Level Rise
By the time the bulk of the storm hits, the king tides currently pounding the bay should subside... "They were actively putting sand on the beach and you could see it being washed away simultaneously," said Ian Wren, of San Francisco Baykeeper.
The Sierra Club | December 12, 2016 | Bay-Safe Industry
Yesterday, the Oakland Bulk & Oversized Terminal, LLC, owned by private developer Phil Tagami, sued the City of Oakland to overturn the ordinance banning coal from being handled and stored in the City of Oakland... “Oakland has the right and duty to protect its residents and the Bay from pollution, which is what the City has done with this ban...
KPIX 5 News | November 30, 2016 | Other
A boat that has made a big difference on San Francisco Bay needs a little help itself. Emily Turner reports.
ABC 7 News | November 21, 2016 | Toxic Pollutants
Cleanup continued Friday after firefighting foam exploded from airplane hangar at Mineta San Jose Airport... As a concentrate, the aqueous film forming agent is a carcinogen and irritant. It's technically safe in foam form, but San Francisco Baykeeper is worried about wildlife. "It seems reasonable to expect that some of it will make its way into...
Peninsula Press | November 21, 2016 | Bay-Safe Industry
San Mateo County is drafting a new Stormwater Resource Plan to combat water pollution and fulfill state water quality mandates... Erica Maharg, managing attorney of the nonprofit San Francisco Baykeeper, works to reduce the public health risks associated with PCBs and mercury in fish. “All across the Bay you have warnings not to eat the fish,” she...