Baykeeper In The News

Articles and other news featuring Baykeeper's role in protecting the Bay
Sierra Magazine | August 11, 2020 | Fossil Fuels
Earlier this year, Contra Costa County was poised to approve new oil and gas wells near neighborhoods in Brentwood... Leading environmental organizations like Sierra Club, 350 Bay Area, SF Baykeeper, Center for Biological Diversity and more worked with a new and powerful group of local activists calling themselves No Drilling in Brentwood.
Law360 | August 3, 2020 | Coal
The Ninth Circuit on Monday stood by its decision that Oakland, California, cannot ban a cargo-shipping terminal developer's proposed coal operation based on health and safety concerns... No other Ninth Circuit judge requested a vote on the en banc rehearing bids by Oakland, the Sierra Club and San Francisco Baykeeper, according to a brief order...
KQED | July 20, 2020 | Toxic Pollutants
State water regulators have issued a $285,000 penalty against the Phillips 66 refinery... "Industrial wastewater, especially from an oil refinery, can contain pollutants like toxic heavy metals and petroleum waste that are harmful to the Bay, wildlife, and people," said Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director of San Francisco Baykeeper.
Law360 | July 20, 2020 | Coal
The Ninth Circuit wrongly said that Oakland can't ban a cargo shipping terminal developer's proposed coal operation based on health and safety concerns... The Sierra Club and San Francisco Baykeeper are represented by Colin C. O'Brien, Adrienne Bloch, Heather M. Lewis and Marie E. Logan of Earthjustice
Oaklandside | July 7, 2020 | Hotline Investigations
Many official Fourth of July celebrations in the Bay Area were canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.... In addition to the city, Oaklanders can also contact the non-profit organization SF Baykeeper at 1-800-Keep-Bay. The Oakland-based watchdog organization works to maintain good water quality in the San Francisco Bay and is vigilant...
Oaklandside | July 7, 2020 | Toxic Pollutants
Las calles de Oakland están llenas de los desechos de las celebraciones del 4 de Julio. Aquí se le explica cómo limpiar de manera segura... “Los fuegos artificiales generalmente contienen metales como el plomo y el cobre y otros desechos como el plástico y el cartón,” dijo Sejal Choksi-Chugh, director ejecutivo de SF Baykeeper.
CalMatters | June 30, 2020 | Freshwater flows
Guest Commentary:  For more than a decade, California’s governors have pushed for “voluntary agreements” to establish rules for water diversions by major urban and agricultural water districts, and to redress their environmental impacts. Keep tabs on the latest California policy and politics news. Our organizations joined those discussions to...
KPFA | June 12, 2020 | Sea Level Rise
According to recent estimates, we can expect 48 inches of sea level rise on the San Francisco Bay by 2120. With that will come displacement of low-income residents, loss of vulnerable shoreline habitat, significant impacts on infrastructure...  Terra Verde host and Earth Island Journal Managing Editor Zoe Loftus-Farren discusses sea level risk...
East Bay Express | June 10, 2020 | Water Resources
As the coronavirus creeps through the human population, causing social and economic turmoil, farmers discard vast quantities of food that they are abruptly unable to sell in the upended economy... "It's an incredibly self-serving position," said Jon Rosenfield, a senior scientist at San Francisco Baykeeper. He called the farmers' claim that more...
Sierra Magazine | June 4, 2020 | Coal
Over two years after Judge Vince Chhabria struck down the City of Oakland’s prohibition on handling and storage of coal at the former Oakland Army Base, the case was decided on appeal... “Protecting the Bay and Bay Area communities from dirty coal pollution has never been more important,” said Ben Eichenberg, staff attorney for San Francisco...