Baykeeper In The News

Articles and other news featuring Baykeeper's role in protecting the Bay
Richmond Confidential | December 4, 2019 | Coal
After more than six hours of hot debate Tuesday night on a proposed ban of coal and petroleum coke in Richmond, the city council acceded to Mayor Tom Butt’s wishes and decided in a split vote to postpone the item... “Calling for more study is nothing more than reorganizing deck chairs on the Titanic,” said Ben Eichenberg, an attorney for San...
The North Bay Bohemian | November 27, 2019 | Advocacy
It seems the Bohemian's coverage of the excessive levels of bacteria in the Petaluma River Watershed made some waves... In short, Baykeeper argues that, although the SF Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board calls its plan a TMDL, the current plan does not meet the requirements needed to use that name. For instance, Ben Eichenberg, a staff...
The Mercury News | November 26, 2019 | About Baykeeper
Holiday party season kicks into high gear this month, with plenty of winter seasonals on store shelves, just waiting to be put to use as a hostess gift ... Anchor Brewing’s Baykeeper IPA is back! Originally released in a limited run last February, this collaboration brew was made with nonprofit Baykeeper organization, which has made it its mission...
Hoodline | November 19, 2019 | About Baykeeper
Here's the latest in SF food and libation news... Earlier this year, Anchor Brewing Company collaborated with local nonprofit Baykeeper (located at 1736 Franklin St. in Oakland) to make a limited-edition collaboration brew, Baykeeper IPA. Today, the local brewery is bringing it back in cans for nationwide distribution until supplies last.
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...
Oakland North | October 28, 2019 | Microplastics
A study published in early October by two Bay Area environmental research institutes has raised alarm among local environmentalists after it found that the San Francisco Bay is highly polluted with microplastics, tiny plastic particles... Sejal Choksi Chugh, executive director of Baykeeper, a nonprofit that works to monitor and improve the health...

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