Baykeeper In The News

Articles and other news featuring Baykeeper's role in protecting the Bay
The Guardian | June 12, 2021 | Drought
Santa Clara county, the home of Silicon Valley, issued mandatory water restrictions this week during a severe drought that has already reached historic levels. The move was championed by analysts and researchers who have pushed for more conservation efforts across California amid concerns that the state will fall deeper into a drought disaster...
San Francisco Chronicle | May 30, 2021 | Salmon and Smelt
As the extreme drought causes various agencies to squabble over dwindling water supplies, conservationists say the state is still not doing enough to prevent an endangered run of salmon from dying in the Sacramento River. At issue is how the federal Bureau of Reclamation manages water flows from Shasta Lake into the Sacramento River, which is both...
Record Searchlight | May 20, 2021 | Salmon and Smelt
Lake Shasta this summer is facing possibly its lowest level in at least 44 years, and that could be bad news for the people who rely on it for drinking and irrigation water, as well as endangered salmon that depend on it to survive. Dam operators have to go all the way back to 1977 to compare how bad this year’s water situation is shaping up to be...
San Francisco Chronicle | May 13, 2021 | Salmon and Smelt
An entire run of endangered winter-run chinook salmon, as well as the fall-run salmon that make up the core of the California fishery, are in danger of being wiped out this year if the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation keeps diverting water to farmers at its current rate. With state water resources constrained by the extreme drought, that’s the alarm...
SF Gate | May 4, 2021 | Toxic Pollutants
.... This finally resulted in legal action against the federal government brought on by BayKeeper — an Oakland nonprofit that seeks to rid the San Francisco Bay of pollution —and other environmental partners in 2007. "We discovered based on a government study, that vessels were putting about 20 tons of pollution into the bay," Sejal Choksi-Chugh,...
San Francisco Chronicle | April 30, 2021 | Sea Level Rise
The Oakland A’s released a term sheet April 23 that details their financial plans to develop a new ballpark and mixed-use development along the city’s waterfront. But City Hall officials were surprised by the long-awaited details. Dave Kaval, the president of the A’s, said his team of attorneys and consultants met with the city three times a week...
NBC Bay Area | April 24, 2021 | Wetland Protection
The 1,400-acre Redwood City salt ponds along the San Francisco Bay Trail are coveted by environmentalists and developers. In 2009, the property owner, a Cargill subsidiary, proposed putting 12,000 housing units as well as commercial buildings on the site. Environmental groups, led by San Francisco Baykeeper and Save The Bay, argued the Clean Water...
KRON4 News | April 23, 2021 | Trash
SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – KRON4 is celebrating Earth Week by drawing attention to some of the biggest environmental challenges in the Bay Area. The pandemic has made PPE – such as face masks – life-saving accessories, but much of it is disposable and ends up littering our beaches and waterways. KRON4’s Maureen Kelly talked to environmental activists...
KTVU Fox News | April 22, 2021 | Bay Defense
SAN FRANCISCO - People who make their livings fighting to protect the Bay Area say the region is a lot healthier than it was when Earth Day began in the 1970s. "But it is still not as clean as it could be. It is not in great shape right now," said Cole Burchiel, field investigator for San Francisco Baykeeper, an organization that looks for threats...
Climate Online | April 16, 2021 | Climate Change
Cargill this week withdrew its appeal of a federal ruling that reinstated U.S. Clean Water Act (CWA) protections for the Redwood City Salt Ponds, marking the latest legal victory for environmental groups that have long battled development of the 1,365-acre site. CWA protections do not preclude the possibility of development of the salt ponds, but...

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