Baykeeper In The News

Articles and other news featuring Baykeeper's role in protecting the Bay
Oakland Magazine | January 17, 2020 | About Baykeeper
Baykeeper helped to facilitate Oakland's coal ban — and now Richmond's too... You can commemorate almost anything by naming a beer after it. And with its piney, slightly hazy Baykeeper IPA — newly available for the first time ever in cans — Anchor Brewing champions an Oakland-based nonprofit that's helping East Bay cities become coal-free.
Sierra Club | January 15, 2020 | Coal
Community and Environmental Groups and Residents Applaud Council for Protecting Local Public Health   Contact: April Thomas, Sierra Club, april.thomas@sierraclub.org, 206-321-3850 Ben Eichenberg, Baykeeper, ben@baykeeper.org, 510-735-9700 x105   Richmond, Calif. — Last night, the Richmond City Council voted to approve an ordinance that...
Earth Island Journal | January 10, 2020 | Coal
The Richmond, CA City Council has a big decision to make next week... At least some of these measures stem from a 2012 lawsuit and resulting agreement with the San Francisco Baykeeper, which advocates for the health of the Bay.
East Bay Express | January 8, 2020 | Salmon and Smelt
... Farther upstream, the Bureau of Reclamation is required to maintain flows of cold water... "But almost every year, the Bureau of Reclamation asks the Water Board to modify that rule, and the Water Board rubber stamps that request," said Jon Rosenfield, a scientist with the watchdog group San Francisco Baykeeper.
EHS Daily Advisor | January 7, 2020 | Legal Action
Section 313 of the Clean Water Act (CWA) directs that states must develop total maximum daily loads (TMDLs) for water bodies that are impaired by pollutants or conditions... In its opinion, the panel relies on its understanding of the constructive submission doctrine, which the 9th Circuit adopted in a 2002 ruling (San Francisco BayKeeper v....
Marin Independent Journal | January 6, 2020 | Sick of Sewage
Three Marin County sewage treatment plants are being fined a total of $39,000 by the California Regional Water Quality Control Board for exceeding limits for discharging effluents into San Francisco Bay... Ian Wren, a staff scientist with San Francisco Baykeeper, a nonprofit environmental advocacy organization, said the mandatory minimum fines...
The Guardian | December 22, 2019 | Salmon and Smelt
Harbingers of a diminishing ecosystem, the smelt are almost extinct... “The problem is, while they’re going through that system of canals, or waiting in a truck, they’re exposed to all these other fish, all these predators that are happily snacking on them the whole time,” says Jon Rosenfield, a fish biologist at San Francisco Baykeeper, an...
Courthouse News | December 16, 2019 | Sea Level Rise
Environmentalists sued a San Francisco Bay Area city Monday to stop the construction of a luxury apartment complex in an area comprised of sensitive wetlands susceptible to a rising sea... A consortium of environmental groups, including the Sierra Club, the Audubon Society and the San Francisco Baykeeper signed a letter in opposition to the...
Richmond Confidential | December 4, 2019 | Coal
After more than six hours of hot debate Tuesday night on a proposed ban of coal and petroleum coke in Richmond, the city council acceded to Mayor Tom Butt’s wishes and decided in a split vote to postpone the item... “Calling for more study is nothing more than reorganizing deck chairs on the Titanic,” said Ben Eichenberg, an attorney for San...
The North Bay Bohemian | November 27, 2019 | Advocacy
It seems the Bohemian's coverage of the excessive levels of bacteria in the Petaluma River Watershed made some waves... In short, Baykeeper argues that, although the SF Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board calls its plan a TMDL, the current plan does not meet the requirements needed to use that name. For instance, Ben Eichenberg, a staff...

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