Baykeeper In The News

Articles and other news featuring Baykeeper's role in protecting the Bay
NBC News | April 13, 2020 | Trash
Face masks and plastic gloves have become must-have items when people go out in public during the coronavirus pandemic, but after being used, some of that personal protective equipment is being dumped on the streets... “They do not degrade,” Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director of the nonprofit environmental group San Francisco Baykeeper, said...
Associated Press | March 31, 2020 | Freshwater flows
... “I think that the Newsom administration is employing some cold, political triangulation and their position here is that, ‘We don’t have to protect our endangered species, we don’t have to protect water quality in the delta or the San Francisco Bay estuary fisheries, we just have to be better than Trump,” said Jon Rosenfield, senior scientist...
KQED | March 30, 2020 | Sick of Sewage
Over the past two weeks, crews have pumped more than 1 million gallons of raw sewage from the Grand Princess cruise ship and dumped it in East Bay sanitary sewers for treatment... Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director of San Francisco Baykeeper, an environmental group that has several ongoing legal cases dealing with city sewage systems,...
The Chronicle of Philanthropy | March 23, 2020 | About Baykeeper
Nonprofits across the country are asking employees to stay home and work remotely during the coronavirus pandemic. For one small environmental group, the San Francisco Baykeeper, the transition wasn’t simple, but the organization has already learned important lessons about how to work effectively when everyone is at home.
Mercury News | March 17, 2020 | Sick of Sewage
Spike in use could damage sewer systems if people flush them... "Even during a time of crisis like this, we should be sure we're not doing things that might inadvertently cause sewer line blockages and sewage spills that could harm public health or San Francisco Bay," said Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director of San Francisco Baykeeper, an...
Maven's Notebook | March 5, 2020 | Water Resources
Guest commentary written by Dr. Jonathan Rosenfield, Senior Scientist at San Francisco Baykeeper: Last month, Governor Newsom finally made good on his threat to sue the federal government over water management plans that would further imperil San Francisco Bay’s endangered fishes. The Governor and Attorney General Becerra deserve credit for...
Mountain View Voice | March 2, 2020 | Urban Storm Water
An environmental watchdog group has filed lawsuits against the cities of Mountain View and Sunnyvale alleging that the cities' aging sewer systems are leaking bacteria from human feces into stormwater drainage systems, contaminating local creeks and ultimately the Bay. Over the past few rainy seasons, San Francisco Baykeeper, a nonprofit that...
Wine Enthusiast Magazine | February 28, 2020 | About Baykeeper
Brewers have become a big part of their local social fabric and often use their products to do right by their communities. Baykeeper IPA Anchor Brewing: This brewery is synonymous with San Francisco and involved in a number of area causes. To produce this beer, Anchor partnered with local nonprofit San Francisco Baykeeper, which patrols the...
Silicon Valley Voice | February 26, 2020 | Urban Storm Water
San Francisco Baykeeper, an organization that’s been monitoring pollution in the Bay for 30 years, has filed a lawsuit against the cities of Sunnyvale and Mountain View for water samples showing bacterial contamination 50 times higher than legal limits. Over the last couple of years, during both rainy and dry seasons, the organization’s scientists...
KQED | February 21, 2020 | Water Resources
California sued the Trump administration on Thursday to block new rules that would let farmers take more water from the state’s largest river systems, arguing it would push endangered populations of delta smelt, chinook salmon and steelhead trout to extinction... "They’re not doing enough, and, in fact, they’re hand in glove with the Trump...

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