Baykeeper In The News

Articles and other news featuring Baykeeper's role in protecting the Bay
The Sacramento Bee | March 13, 2017 | Bay Defense
By Jon Rosenfield and Ian Wren - Special to The Bee The San Francisco Bay Estuary is the jewel of California’s coast. Its waters and wetlands provide economic, recreational, ecological and spiritual benefits for millions of people. But federal protection of the Bay and other estuaries – and the science on which it is based – may soon disappear...
KQED California Report | March 9, 2017 | Oil Spills
Facing pressure from state legislators, Vallejo residents and environmentalists, local air regulators are reversing course and now say they are still trying to figure out what caused an unbearable odor that sickened scores of Vallejo residents and prompted a shelter-in-place order last September... “Multiple agencies have strong evidence of the...
CBS KPIX 5 News | February 24, 2017 | Sick of Sewage
The record-setting year of rain in the Bay Area is making for an equally extreme year for sanitary sewer overflows... “People who come into contact with this may have upper respiratory infections, skin infections, things like that,” said Erica Maharg with SF Baykeeper.
East Bay Times | February 21, 2017 | Sick of Sewage
The heavy storms that washed away California’s drought this season have come with a side effect: large slugs of pollution and sewage washing into San Francisco Bay and the Delta... “The storms absolutely are a time of high pollution into the bay,” said Ian Wren, a staff scientist at San Francisco Baykeeper, an environmental group. “I think the...
Law 360 | February 17, 2017 | Bay-Safe Industry
A pair of environmental organizations filed motions in California federal court on Thursday, asking to intervene to defend the city of Oakland against a suit alleging it violated the commerce clause when it passed an ordinance aimed at preventing the export of coal, and pushing for the dismissal of claims. The Sierra Club and the San Francisco...
Sierra Club Beyond Coal | February 16, 2017 | Bay-Safe Industry
Oakland, Calif. - Today Earthjustice, representing San Francisco Baykeeper and the Sierra Club, filed a motion to intervene in the lawsuit from Oakland Bulk & Oversized Terminal, LLC, owned by private developer Phil Tagami, challenging Oakland’s ban on handling and storage of coal in Oakland. The groups also filed a motion to dismiss the...
The Mercury News | February 13, 2017 | Water Resources
Adrian Covert (Opinion, Feb. 9) relies on sensationalist claims to avoid a rational and science-based discussion of California’s water needs. Covert claims that the state Water Board will impose 50 percent cuts “at the first sign of any future drought.” Wrong. The proposed flow restrictions might require additional conservation, but not at the...
East Bay Times | February 1, 2017 | Sediment Mgmt
Environmentalists are suing the state in an effort to reduce sand mining inside San Francisco Bay that they contend is shrinking a popular beach and habitat for an endangered bird. The San Francisco Baykeeper contends the State Lands Commission didn’t adequately protect Ocean Beach last June when it renewed leases allowing a company to scoop up...
Marin Independent Journal | January 30, 2017 | Bay Friendly
Sausalito’s Galilee Harbor will be around for at least another two decades... “In 2007, Galilee’s members proactively mobilized and successfully protected the Mono Street Marsh from the Cosco Busan oil spill by deploying boom materials to keep oil away from the marsh’s vegetation,” read a letter of support from the group San Francisco Baykeeper. “...
San Francisco Magazine | January 27, 2017 | Trash
A highly selective, totally subjective list of ways to battle Trumpism right here in the Bay Area... Baykeeper SF: Report litterbugs on the bay and its waterways or call out suspicious storm-drain dumping by filling out a form on Baykeeper’s website. 

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