Baykeeper In The News

Articles and other news featuring Baykeeper's role in protecting the Bay
Politico | September 26, 2019 | Bay Defense
... "Their recent WOTUS decision actually removed millions of miles of waterways across the country from Clean Water Act protection," said Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director of San Francisco Baykeeper. "For them to come out and say that about San Francisco, it's really laughable. Laughable, atrocious, fake, mindgame. You name it."
E&E News | September 26, 2019 | Bay Defense
EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler took another jab at California today... Ian Wren, of the nonprofit San Francisco Baykeeper, noted that the city [San Francisco] is the only one in the Golden State that treats stormwater at all. "If the Trump administration is truly concerned about human waste on the streets making its way into waterways", Wren...
San Mateo Daily Journal | September 25, 2019 | Legal Action
Local environmental groups are suing the EPA for removing federal Clean Water Act protections of the Cargill salt ponds in Redwood City and thereby opening the door to development of the site... The joint lawsuit was filed Tuesday by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra along with San Francisco Baykeeper, Save the Bay, Committee for Green...
Oakland North | September 25, 2019 | About Baykeeper
The 11th annual Eat Real Festival at Jack London Square this weekend drew in thousands of people with an appetite... For the second year running, festival organizers partnered with Baykeeper, a nonprofit that works to keep the San Francisco Bay clean. “Good quality foods start with a clean environment and with clean air and clean water,” said...
San Francisco Chronicle | September 24, 2019 | Legal Action
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Bay Area conservation groups sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Tuesday for failing to protect Redwood City’s salt ponds... “EPA’s decision to classify the salt ponds as ‘land’ instead of water is absurd and illegal,” said Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director of San Francisco Baykeeper.
Bay Nature | September 24, 2019 | About Baykeeper
Bay Nature is delighted to announce the winners of its 2020 Local Hero Awards. These awards honor four remarkable local leaders who have made significant contributions to the conservation and understanding of, and connection to, the natural heritage of the San Francisco Bay Area... Our winners are: Sejal Choksi-Chugh, Executive Director,...
San Francisco Chronicle | September 24, 2019 | Legal Action
... A few months ago, the Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency administrator in Washington changed a preliminary determination of the San Francisco EPA office, declaring that the 1,360-acre site is not subject to the Clean Water Act.... Save the Bay, in an unprecedented coalition with Committee for Green Foothills, Baykeeper, and...
The Mercury News | September 24, 2019 | Legal Action
A major legal battle is looming over a Silicon Valley site where a developer had proposed building the largest housing development on San Francisco Bay’s shoreline in half a century, the Cargill Salt property in Redwood City... The groups — Save the Bay, Committee for Green Foothills, San Francisco Baykeeper and Citizens’ Committee to Complete the...
Law360 | September 24, 2019 | Legal Action
California on Tuesday challenged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's determination that about 1,300 acres of salt ponds near San Francisco Bay, which developers have eyed for housing construction, are beyond the reach of the Clean Water Act... Several environmental groups, including San Francisco Baykeeper, also sued Tuesday over the salt...
KQED | September 24, 2019 | Bay Defense
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and a coalition of environmental groups sued the Trump administration today over a federal Environmental Protection Agency ruling that vast salt ponds in the South Bay are not “waters of the United States” ... Save The Bay filed the joint lawsuit with San Francisco Baykeeper, Committee for Green Foothills...

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