Baykeeper In The News

Articles and other news featuring Baykeeper's role in protecting the Bay
San Francisco Chronicle | November 13, 2019 | Coal
Saying Oakland’s air quality is at risk, lawyers for the city and environmental groups urged a federal appeals court Tuesday to stop a developer from storing coal... Oakland’s contract with Tagami “assigns the role of fact-finder to the city,” said Colin O’Brien, lawyer for the Sierra Club and San Francisco Baykeeper.
Inside Climate News | November 13, 2019 | Coal
The export war between Western coal-producing states that want their coal to reach new markets and Pacific Coast states that don't want the pollution or climate consequences of shipping it ..."Coal is a toxic fossil fuel that harms wildlife and people, and burning coal continues to worsen the planet's climate crisis," said Sejal...
Pacific Sun | November 13, 2019 | Advocacy
At a meeting Wednesday, a state water board added San Antonio Creek to its list of 'impaired' water bodies... In a letter to the water board, staff from San Francisco Baykeeper, an environmental nonprofit, stated that the board’s proposal “broadly represents a status quo approach with little to no consequence for non-compliance.” Baykeeper’s...
East Bay Express | November 5, 2019 | Water Resources
Eight-hundred pages into the text of a lengthy new report, federal biologists have quietly granted government water managers permission to nearly exterminate an endangered run of Sacramento River salmon... "This is an extinction plan," warns Jon Rosenfield, a scientist with the organization San Francisco Baykeeper who has reviewed the report. "...
San Francisco Chronicle | October 31, 2019 | Freshwater flows
By Jon Rosenfield and Gary Bobker In a devastating blow to the San Francisco Bay and the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta estuary last week, the Trump administration eliminated science-based protections for five of this ecosystem’s endangered fish species. An effort to revise safeguards for Chinook salmon, steelhead, sturgeon and delta smelt...
Cal Matters | October 25, 2019 | Freshwater flows
The Trump administration this week declared that its plan to pump more water from the Bay-Delta will not jeopardize endangered species... But Jon Rosenfield, a senior scientist with the environmental group San Francisco Baykeeper, said marginal gains from the plan won’t be worth the harm to endangered species. “They’re going to cause more harm to...
The Almanac | October 14, 2019 | Bay Defense
A coalition of local nonprofits has teamed up to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its head, Andrew Wheeler, over the agency's recent decision that the Redwood City Salt Ponds, owned by Cargill, Inc., are not subject to the U.S. Clean Water Act... The nonprofits filing suit are San Francisco Baykeeper, Save the Bay, the...
Waterkeeper Alliance | October 8, 2019 | Bay Defense
By San Francisco Baykeeper The Trump administration has reached a new low in its assault on clean water. Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency is claiming that Bay water isn’t water. The agency recently decided that the South Bay salt ponds are land and don’t need Clean Water Act protection. This bizarre decision is dangerous for San Francisco...
Forbes | October 7, 2019 | Oil Spills
California’s elected officials’ oil policy can be summed up as: leave it in the ground or under the ocean, and, if it must come into the state, don’t use pipeline or rail... with the executive director for Baykeeper noting the expansion of tanker traffic "poses an incredible new risk of oil spills to San Francisco Bay."
NBC Bay Area | October 3, 2019 | Bay Defense
The Trump administration is ratcheting up its feud with California. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday sent a notice that San Francisco is violating the federal Clean Water Act. With Sejal Choksi-Chugh, Executive Director of San Francisco Baykeeper.

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