Baykeeper In The News

Articles and other news featuring Baykeeper's role in protecting the Bay
Law360 | October 6, 2020 | Sea Level Rise
A California federal judge tossed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's finding that salt ponds near San Francisco Bay are not covered by the Clean Water Act, instructing the agency to reconsider the issue and pointing toward a prior appeals court decision that called for regulation... San Francisco Baykeeper and others say the designation...
Palo Alto Daily Post | October 6, 2020 | Sea Level Rise
A federal judge decided yesterday that 1,356 acres of salt ponds east of Redwood City are subject to federal environmental protections, reversing a March 2019 decision by the Trump administration... California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and a group of environmental organizations including Save the Bay and San Francisco Baykeeper sued.
San Francisco Chronicle | October 5, 2020 | Sea Level Rise
A federal judge on Monday ruled that a sprawling collage of salt ponds in Redwood City is subject to protections under the Clean Water Act.. The lawsuit was brought by several environmental groups, including Save the Bay, San Francisco Baykeeper, the Committee for Green Foothills and the Citizens’ Committee to Complete the Refuge.
Courthouse News | October 5, 2020 | Sea Level Rise
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency misapplied the law and its own regulations when it determined last year that vast salt ponds slated for redevelopment south of San Francisco are exempt from Clean Water Act protections, a federal judge ruled... In a statement Monday, San Francisco Baykeeper executive director Sejal Choksi-Chugh said Alsup’s...
Estuary News | September 30, 2020 | Environmental Justice
Four Bay Area Women Discuss How Their Organizations Have Responded to the Racism Protests of 2020 in this new ESTUARY VOICES Podcast... Sejal Choksi-Chugh serves as the Executive Director of San Francisco Baykeeper, an on-the-water watchdog organization that’s been using law and science to defend the Bay from the biggest threats since 1989. Sejal...
Courthouse News | September 3, 2020 | Bay Defense
A Justice Department lawyer urged a federal judge Thursday to uphold the Trump administration’s finding that vast salt ponds slated for redevelopment along the San Francisco Bay are not protected “waters of the United States.”.. Other plaintiffs in the lawsuit include San Francisco Baykeeper, Committee for Green Foothills and Citizens’ Committee...
KQED | August 31, 2020 | Sick of Sewage
... The section of the estuary where the spill took place, the Oakland Inner Harbor, is already on a Clean Water Act watch list because it's contaminated with bacteria from human waste, notes Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director of San Francisco Baykeeper.
Courthouse News | August 27, 2020 | Coal
A federal judge on Thursday advanced three lawsuits claiming a Bay Area city’s ban on the handling and storage of coal and petroleum coke is based on faulty science, preempted by federal laws and interferes with foreign and interstate commerce... The judge also granted a motion by two environmental groups, Sierra Club and San Francisco Baykeeper,...
Wine & Spirits | August 26, 2020 | Events
For 16 years, the Top 100 Tasting in San Francisco has brought together winemakers, importers, distributors, retailers, restaurateurs and wine-savvy consumers for a night of exceptional wine, food and celebration... As in the past, the event will also support NY/NJ Baykeeper and San Francisco Baykeeper, working to sustain the health and integrity...
KQED | August 15, 2020 | Sick of Sewage
People are being advised to stay out of the Oakland Estuary after it flooded with sewage early Saturday morning... Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director of the environmental advocacy group San Francisco Baykeeper, said "wildlife are already exposed to way too much industrial waste and urban pollution" in the Oakland estuary and that raw sewage...

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