Baykeeper In The News

Articles and other news featuring Baykeeper's role in protecting the Bay
Protect the Bay | June 12, 2019 | Oil Spills
Traditional Chochenyo and Karkin Ohlone Lands (SAN FRANCISCO, CA) — A group of local residents today launched the Protect the Bay coalition to educate the Bay Area community about the expansion proposal at Phillips 66’s San Francisco Refinery in Rodeo to bring in more oil tankers and process more heavy crude oil like tar sands. The proposal would...
San Francisco Chronicle | May 30, 2019 | Bay Defense
By Ben Eichenberg, San Francisco Baykeeper Earlier this month, the state auditor released a report sharply critical of the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission’s lax enforcement efforts. BCDC is the regional agency created in 1965 to protect the bay from illegal filling, dredging and unwise development along the shoreline. A...
ABC7 News | May 29, 2019 | On Patrol
OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- Sejal Choksi-Chugh doesn't need a hand getting on the boat that's waiting for her. She climbs on easily with her bag as she has done hundreds of times before.
San Francisco Chronicle | May 27, 2019 | Bay Defense
An investigation into the Bay Conservation and Development Commissionfound mismanagement and disorganization so rampant that the once-celebrated watchdog agency allegedly neglected its primary responsibility — to protect San Francisco Bay... Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director of San Francisco Baykeeper, said her organization alerted the...
The Washington Post | May 24, 2019 | Legal Action
... — “Delay means death for these creatures”: The Center for Biological Diversity and San Francisco Baykeeper have filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration alleging it has violated the Endangered Species Act by failing to protect eight highly imperiled species. “The Endangered Species Act is incredibly effective, but the Trump...
The Hill | May 23, 2019 | Legal Action
Two environmental groups have sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to demand that the federal government recognize several species native to the U.S. as endangered. The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) and San Francisco Baykeeper sued the Trump administration to force the addition of the longfin smelt, the Sierra Nevada red fox and six...
Courthouse News | May 23, 2019 | Legal Action
The Trump administration failed to give Endangered Species Act protections to the longfin smelt, the eastern gopher tortoise and six other highly vulnerable species... the Trump administration has been delaying protections for “critically imperiled” plants and animals according to the lawsuit filed by Center for Biological Diversity and San...
East Bay Times | May 15, 2019 | Freshwater flows
By SEJAL CHOKSI CHUGH As the dust settles from the whirlwind transition of the California governor’s office, it’s a relief to see that the new statehouse has squashed the massive Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta tunnels water project. Conservation, fishing, and community groups welcomed the Newsom administration’s May 2 announcement that it will...
KQED | May 3, 2019 | Toxic Pollutants
For the third time in the last five years, Phillips 66 plans to pay to settle accusations that its Rodeo refinery released chlorine into San Pablo Bay... "These chlorine discharges are very serious for fish and other aquatic life in the area," said Erica Maharg, managing attorney at San Francisco Baykeeper. "We don't want polluting and paying a...
Forbes | April 30, 2019 | Events
... Anchor Brewing Company’s roots date back to the California Gold Rush, making it one of America’s oldest breweries, and its Anchor Steam beer has been a San Francisco icon since 1896. Earlier this year, the legendary brewery released Baykeeper IPA, a bright and citrusy IPA made in collaboration with local nonprofit San Francisco Baykeeper, the...

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