Baykeeper In The News

Articles and other news featuring Baykeeper's role in protecting the Bay
East Bay Times | April 20, 2017 | Toxic Pollutants
A federal judge on Thursday rejected Oakland’s request to dismiss a lawsuit filed by prominent developer Phil Tagami over a citywide ban on transporting or shipping coal... Margaret Rossoff of the group No Coal in Oakland, said the judge appeared to be willing to let the Sierra Club and San Francisco Baykeeper intervene in the lawsuit to defend ...
Times-Herald Letters | April 14, 2017 | Toxic Pollutants
The Associated Students of the California Maritime Academy and its undersigned affiliates (ASCMA) oppose the Orcem/VMT project proposal... After carefully reviewing the DEIR, ASCMA stands behind both the Sierra Club and San Francisco Baykeeper in strongly opposing this project, given their keen and focused interest in protecting the waterways of...
InMenlo | April 13, 2017 | Fish and Marine Life
InMenlo contributing photographer Robb Most volunteers for Baykeeper, which has been advocating for the health of San Francisco Bay since 1989. The organization needed photos of fish, and Robb asked Pietro Parravano, who brings fish weekly to the Menlo Park Farmers Market, how he should go about getting the photos.
No Coal Oakland | April 11, 2017 | Toxic Pollutants
Next Thursday, April 20, U.S. District Court Judge Vince Chhabria will hear the first arguments in the historic courtroom battle between the City of Oakland and local developer Phil Tagami who wants to build a major coal export facility on the West Oakland waterfront.  The City of Oakland, Sierra Club, and San Francisco Baykeeper will face off...
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...

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