Baykeeper In The News

Articles and other news featuring Baykeeper's role in protecting the Bay
San Jose Mercury News | November 25, 2014 | Urban Storm Water
In a move that could force the city of San Jose to spend millions modernizing its sewage system, cleaning up trash and removing homeless encampments, an environmental group announced Monday it will file a lawsuit under the Clean Water Act charging the city with failing to stop pollution from washing into creeks and San Francisco Bay. "San Jose is...
Bay Crossings | November 3, 2014 | Bay-Safe Industry
Baykeeper recently won a critical victory in its campaign to keep toxic industrial runoff out of San Francisco Bay by securing an agreement from the Levin-Richmond Terminal Corporation to protect the Bay from dangerous contaminated runoff.
San Jose Mercury News | October 15, 2014 | Bay-Safe Industry
RICHMOND -- San Francisco Bay Keeper, an environmental group, reached an agreement last week with a storage company it sued two years ago for allegedly polluting San Francisco Bay. . . Levin-Richmond, a major shipping terminal for toxic chemicals, will invest $1.4 million to filter pollutants, monitor debris and install wind monitors to prevent...
Richmond Confidential | October 15, 2014 | Bay-Safe Industry
San Francisco Baykeeper, an environmental group, reached an agreement on Friday with a storage company it sued two years ago for allegedly polluting San Francisco Bay. . . “This settlement is definitely going to result in less pollution entering the bay,” said Sejal Choksi-Chugh, Baykeeper’s program director. “This means healthier fish and...
Bay Nature | September 19, 2014 | Sand mining
Ocean Beach has a serious erosion problem. Sand, flows from the San Joaquin-Sacramento Delta and other tributaries into the San Francisco Bay. Currents carry the sediment out the Golden Gate, where it helps replenish coastal beaches to the south. But human activicty has reduced the amount of sand leaving the Bay, and sand mining is a contributing...
San Jose Mercury News | September 8, 2014 | Wetland Protection
It seems that big business is influencing public agency decision-making yet again, to the detriment of the San Francisco Bay. The Redwood City Salt Ponds are part of bay waters, and heavy lobbying should not be allowed to undo years of regulations protecting the bay.
Bay Area News Group | August 1, 2014 | Sick of Sewage
Six East Bay cities and the East Bay Municipal Utility District have reached an agreement with San Francisco Baykeeper and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that calls for upgrading aging sewer pipes to help prevent sewage overflows and spills reaching San Francisco Bay.
KTVU News | May 22, 2014 | Oil Spills
Baykeeper Executive Director was on board with the Coast Guard as they practiced rescuing a stalled large container ship in San Francisco Bay. If a container ship were to lose power in the Bay, it would be in danger of drifting into a bridge or the coastline.
San Francisco Chronicle | May 22, 2014 | Bay Recreation
Bay Area beaches are cleaner this year, according to Heal the Bay's annual Beach Report Card. But some beaches along the Bay still get failing grades. Deb Self, Baykeeper Executive Director, explains that aging local sewer systems need repairs to keep sewage from polluting the water at Bay beaches.
San Francisco Examiner | May 14, 2014 | Bay-Safe Industry
A lawsuit filed today by the California Coastkeeper Alliance against the State Water Resources Control Board claims that the agency is not doing enough to protect the San Francisco Bay and other waterways across the state from industrial pollution. . .  “San Francisco Bay is plagued by pollutants such as copper, lead, zinc, arsenic and trash;...