Baykeeper Update

Message from Baykeeper's Executive Director

A special message from Baykeeper's Executive Director on the election:

Dear friends,

I’m guessing you feel as shocked and worried as I do. The election results have made this a time of uncertainty for all of us who support the environment, equality, and social justice.   

But amid the concerns, I’m also proud to be fighting the good fight for San Francisco Bay alongside you. You are a force for goodness and sanity. And now more than ever, your community and your country need you.

This is not the moment to give in to despair. This is the moment for all of us to come together. And we are many.

The peril is very real. The President-Elect's campaign proposals spell disaster for the environment. He has denied that climate change is real, dismissed the existence of the on-going drought in California, and vowed to burn more fossil fuels and weaken environmental regulations—including those that protect San Francisco Bay from pollution.

These new policies may mean more oil refining on the Bay’s shore. More oil trains loaded with explosive fuel near the Bay and rumbling through local communities. No plan to cope with rising sea levels. A rollback of the very laws that Baykeeper enforces to help protect the Bay Area’s swimmable, fishable waters. And a Bay starved of freshwater that could spell death for local wildlife.

But Baykeeper has faced harsh opposition before—and won essential victories that protect the Bay. We succeed because you and all the members of our community stand with us.

If you can, please make a contribution to Baykeeper now, at this crucial moment in our nation’s history. Your gift will support our work for San Francisco Bay, and for a future far better than the harm the new administration could unleash.

Most important, on this day, let’s renew our commitment to this beautiful planet we all love so much. Let’s renew our commitment to the beautiful Bay in the place we call home. And let’s never lose sight of the thriving communities and nation we’re working to build, together.

With hope and determination,

Sejal Choksi-Chugh
Baykeeper Executive Director