Over 1600 industrial facilities discharge directly into the Bay’s waters

Toxic industrial byproducts and waste epitomize a reality in our modern environment, even in the most beautiful of locations. Here in the San Francisco Bay Area, industries that manufacture, mine, and ship, flank our regional defining waters on every side. For decades they’ve been un- or under-regulated to the detriment of our natural environment and citizens. Which is why Sejal Choksi-Chugh works so hard at San Francisco Baykeeper, an organization that’s defended the Bay from the biggest threats for over 30 years. From stopping huge piles of coal dust from blowing directly into the Bay to officially designating the Bay’s sand as a public resource protecting it from private profit (as the amount eroding Ocean Beach directly correlated with the amount extracted), Sejal protects our waters.

About the speaker

Sejal Choksi-Chugh serves as the Executive Director of San Francisco Baykeeper, an organization that’s been defending the Bay from the biggest threats for over 30 years. Sejal holds a J.D. with a specialization in Environmental Law from the University of California at Berkeley. Courtesy of an Equal Justice Works legal fellowship in 2002, she joined the Baykeeper team straight out of law school with a determination to hold polluters accountable—and she’s grateful that’s exactly what she gets to do now every day.

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