Baykeeper In The News

Articles and other news featuring Baykeeper's role in protecting the Bay
Capital Public Radio | July 18, 2017 | Mercury
The federal government has approved new rules on mercury in California waterways... San Francisco Baykeeper's Erica Maharg says with the new federally approved water quality criteria, regional water boards throughout the state will have to identify which waterways people are using to catch fish. "And then once that use is recognized, they will...
The Good Brine | July 3, 2017 | Bay Parade
Like many bodies of water around the world the San Francisco Bay is heavily affected by pollution. Rain water runoff carries pollutants from refineries, scrap yards, shipping docks, landfills, and countless other industrial facilities into the Bay. There have also been two oil spills in the last 10 years. This is obviously bad news for local...
No Coal Oakland | June 10, 2017 | Toxic Pollutants
On Tuesday, June 6, United States District Judge Vince Chhabria granted Sierra Club and San Francisco Baykeeper’s motion to intervene in developer Phil Tagami’s lawsuit against the City of Oakland. The lawsuit challenges the City’s  ban on coal storage and handling at a marine terminal to be located on the City’s West Gateway waterfront property...
Courthouse News Service | June 7, 2017 | Toxic Pollutants
A federal judge on Tuesday advanced a lawsuit challenging Oakland’s attempt to use its recent coal ban to block a new shipping facility’s plans to export the product... Chhabria’s order also allowed environmental groups the Sierra Club and San Francisco Baykeeper to intervene as defendants, but denied their own motion to dismiss the lawsuit. As...
Bay Area Monitor | June 1, 2017 | Ghost Fleet
... Baykeeper, a local nonprofit that regularly patrols the San Francisco Bay by boat, had noticed the problem but not the extent. “That was more than we’d ever thought,” said Baykeeper Executive Director Sejal Choksi-Chugh, adding that MARAD was “using the Bay as a junkyard.”
San Francisco Chronicle | May 30, 2017 | Trash
A deluge of trash is flowing through Oakland’s storm drains and depositing so much litter in San Francisco Bay that regulators are threatening to levy fines... A path Estes would like to avoid is one followed by San Jose, which last June agreed to pay $100 million over the next decade to settle a lawsuit by the nonprofit group Baykeeper for...
San Mateo Daily Journal | May 3, 2017 | Sick of Sewage
Seven years after San Carlos promised to reduce the number of city sewer overflows in a settlement agreement with San Francisco Baykeeper, the nonprofit has deemed the city’s sewer system improvements meet its standards for protecting Bay Area waterways. Increasing the size of more than 18,000 feet of sewer main pipes, rehabilitating over 27,000...
Waterkeeper Alliance | May 2, 2017 | Bay Defense
Reposted with permission from San Francisco Baykeeper. Baykeeper is opposing a bill recently introduced in the U.S. Congress that would make it harder for us to protect San Francisco Bay from pollution. The bill, H.R. 1179, weakens a provision of the federal Clean Water Act that Baykeeper has used hundreds of times to prevent polluters from...
Hoodline | April 24, 2017 | Toxic Pollutants
A cargo terminal developer’s lawsuit against the city of Oakland for preventing coal from being shipped through the city will go to trial in January 2018... Chhabria, who is with the US District Court, Northern District of California, also granted intervenor status to the Sierra Club and San Francisco Baykeeper, which support the coal and petcoke...
East Bay Express | April 20, 2017 | Toxic Pollutants
A federal judge ruled today that a lawsuit brought by the developer of a proposed coal export terminal can proceed against the City of Oakland. The court rejected the city’s motion to have the lawsuit dismissed... ... Attorneys for the Sierra Club and San Francisco Baykeeper argued that the City of Oakland won't necessarily defend the full set of...

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