Baykeeper In The News

Articles and other news featuring Baykeeper's role in protecting the Bay
East Bay Times | May 15, 2019 | Freshwater flows
By SEJAL CHOKSI CHUGH As the dust settles from the whirlwind transition of the California governor’s office, it’s a relief to see that the new statehouse has squashed the massive Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta tunnels water project. Conservation, fishing, and community groups welcomed the Newsom administration’s May 2 announcement that it will...
KQED | May 3, 2019 | Toxic Pollutants
For the third time in the last five years, Phillips 66 plans to pay to settle accusations that its Rodeo refinery released chlorine into San Pablo Bay... "These chlorine discharges are very serious for fish and other aquatic life in the area," said Erica Maharg, managing attorney at San Francisco Baykeeper. "We don't want polluting and paying a...
Forbes | April 30, 2019 | Events
... Anchor Brewing Company’s roots date back to the California Gold Rush, making it one of America’s oldest breweries, and its Anchor Steam beer has been a San Francisco icon since 1896. Earlier this year, the legendary brewery released Baykeeper IPA, a bright and citrusy IPA made in collaboration with local nonprofit San Francisco Baykeeper, the...
The E'ville Eye | April 26, 2019 | Vessel Pollution
The eviction notices came during the night, left in mailboxes, and tied to boats in plastic bags. For many at the Emeryville Marina, the wave of evictions were a surprise... Baykeeper, an organization that helps monitor the Bay’s ecosystem, has documented evidence of boaters polluting the Bay with sewage from their vessels. The chances of this...
San Francisco Examiner | April 14, 2019 | Water Resources
The Trump administration’s proposal to strip waterways around the country of Clean Water Act protections would be devastating to the Bay Area, putting more than 40 percent of our local streams at risk. Half of California’s surface water falls as rain or snow, forming streams, creeks, and marshes that flow with the seasons. These “ephemeral” and...
The Mercury News | April 14, 2019 | Water Resources
The Trump administration’s proposal to strip waterways around the country of Clean Water Act protections would be devastating to the Bay Area, putting more than 40 percent of local stream miles at risk. Half of California’s surface water falls as rain or snow, forming streams, creeks and marshes that flow with the seasons. These “ephemeral” and...
KQED Radio | April 12, 2019 | Fish and Marine Life
Ben Eichenberg, staff attorney with San Francisco Baykeeper, points to a bend in Codornices Creek near his home where he saw foam and dead fish floating in the water, just a few blocks downstream from where firefighting chemicals flowed into a storm drain and into the creek... The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has identified the...
The Daily Californian | April 11, 2019 | Fish and Marine Life
Dozens of dead trout appeared in the Codornices Creek after a garbage truck fire April 3, and members of the community are now looking to officials to investigate the incident, as first reported by Berkeleyside... According to Ben Eichenberg, a staff attorney at Baykeeper — a nonprofit organization that monitors and investigates pollution in the...
KTVU News | April 5, 2019 | Fish and Marine Life
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is investigating the cause of death for dozens of fish in Berkeley’s Codornices Creek... Ben Eichenberg, staff attorney at San Francisco Baykeeper, said he took samples from the creek too. The non-profit is conducting its own investigation of the dead fish. “I would say with a high level of...
NBC Bay Area | April 4, 2019 | Fish and Marine Life
Fish are apparently dying as a result of foam used to put out a garbage truck fire making its way into a nearby creek in Berkeley. Conservationists and neighbors are concerned, but the Berkeley Fire Department said it had a good reason to use the foam... "It's really disappointing and frustrating, and sad," Ben Eichenberg with the San Francisco...

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