Baykeeper In The News

Articles and other news featuring Baykeeper's role in protecting the Bay
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.
East Bay Times | October 2, 2019 | Microplastics
Every year, 7 trillion tiny pieces of plastic, roughly equal to 1 million pieces each for every man, woman and child in the Bay Area, flow into SF Bay... The trash rules are a good start, but allow cities to estimate how much they have reduced their trash, and need more oversight and enforcement, said Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director of San...
Politico | October 2, 2019 | Bay Defense
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency sent San Francisco a notice of violation today accusing its water utility of violating Clean Water Act standards... "We think that the letter identifies some valid concerns about sewage overflows in the city, and those sewage overflows do pose a health concern," said Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director...
The New York Times | September 28, 2019 | Water Resources
For years, the Interior Department resisted proposals to raise the height of its towering Shasta Dam in Northern California... Excluding review of the dam’s downstream effects is “like analyzing the impact of a loaded pistol without looking past the nose of the barrel,” said Jon Rosenfield, a biologist at San Francisco Baykeeper, a conservation...
Politico | September 26, 2019 | Bay Defense
... "Their recent WOTUS decision actually removed millions of miles of waterways across the country from Clean Water Act protection," said Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director of San Francisco Baykeeper. "For them to come out and say that about San Francisco, it's really laughable. Laughable, atrocious, fake, mindgame. You name it."
E&E News | September 26, 2019 | Bay Defense
EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler took another jab at California today... Ian Wren, of the nonprofit San Francisco Baykeeper, noted that the city [San Francisco] is the only one in the Golden State that treats stormwater at all. "If the Trump administration is truly concerned about human waste on the streets making its way into waterways", Wren...
San Mateo Daily Journal | September 25, 2019 | Legal Action
Local environmental groups are suing the EPA for removing federal Clean Water Act protections of the Cargill salt ponds in Redwood City and thereby opening the door to development of the site... The joint lawsuit was filed Tuesday by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra along with San Francisco Baykeeper, Save the Bay, Committee for Green...

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