Baykeeper In The News

Articles and other news featuring Baykeeper's role in protecting the Bay
KQED California Report | August 17, 2018 | Oil Spills
Regional air regulators have approved a proposal by Phillips 66 to process an extra 61 million gallons of crude oil every year at its refinery in Rodeo... "The refinery is trying to pretend that the increases are insignificant" said Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director of San Francisco Baykeeper. "The air board seems to be falling for this ploy...
Waterkeeper Alliance Magazine | August 9, 2018 | Ghost Fleet
The “Ghost Fleet of Suisun Bay”– the decaying military ships that poisoned the San Francisco Bay ecosystem for 40 years – is finally gone, as a result of legal action brought against the federal government in 2007 by San Francisco Baykeeper, Arc Ecology, and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Removal of the 57 mothballed ships and...
Blue Avocado | July 23, 2018 | About Baykeeper
As a recovering lawyer, I wasn't professionally trained in development when I became an executive director three years ago, yet my Board expected me to get to work fundraising...fast. When I began exploring the field, I quickly learned there are a lot of recognized best practices. One of the most tried and true ground rules to successful...
KRON4 News | July 19, 2018 | Bay Defense
SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) - The quality of the water in San Francisco Bay is showing improvement after decades of aggressive ongoing environmental initiatives. SF Baykeeper is one of several bay water watchdogs reporting an improvement. "In the 1960's it was really bad before clean water acts," said Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director of SF...
The Daily Californian | July 18, 2018 | Bay Defense
Recently, the water quality in the San Francisco Bay has been showing signs of improvement, partly thanks to decades of environmental cleanup efforts... Nonprofit environmental advocacy organization San Francisco Baykeeper, or SF Baykeeper, is in its 29th year of working to improve the bay’s water quality. The organization monitors industrial...
San Francisco Chronicle | July 16, 2018 | Bay Parade
Chronicle photographers captured images ranging from the inauguration of London Breed at San Francisco’s City Hall, the fifth annual Bay Parade in San Francisco and the opening of the California Trail exhibit at the Oakland Zoo.  
San Francisco Chronicle | July 15, 2018 | Bay Parade
The amazing thing about the 35 people who swam for miles in the San Francisco Bay on Sunday — besides that they swam for miles in the San Francisco Bay — is that they came out of the water soiled only by saltwater. Maybe some seaweed...  Baykeeper’s fifth annual Bay Parade is expected to raise $100,000 for the organization that sued the federal...
San Francisco Chronicle | July 5, 2018 | Bay Defense
Scott Pruitt, President Trump’s administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, resigned after facing months of allegations over legal and ethical violations... “If I had to hazard a guess, I’d say Trump’s administration is probably thrilled to have Wheeler,” said Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director of San Francisco Baykeeper, a nonprofit...
Vallejo Times Herald | June 25, 2018 | Bay Defense
The whole Orcem slag grinding cement factory ordeal is getting extremely tiresome and needs to be voted down by the Vallejo City Council. The only problem is several members of the council want to drag this on in order to be “fair” to Orcem. Their words, not mine. ... San Francisco Baykeeper, Napa Solano Audubon Society, Vallejo Commission for the...
East Bay Express | June 14, 2018 | Toxic Pollutants
The city of Oakland filed an appeal yesterday in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in an effort to salvage its coal ban... The Sierra Club and Baykeeper, two environmental groups that supported the coal ban, have also indicated that they plan to contest Chhabria's decision.

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