Tuesday May 21, 2024

San Francisco Chronicle

Almost the entire staff of a 43-year-old Bay Area environmental group has resigned over a dispute about the publication of a book and management of the nonprofit that runs it.

Six out of seven members of the staff of the Bay Institute, which does research and advocacy work to protect the San Francisco Bay and delta, announced their resignation last week to the board of Bay.org, the umbrella organization that runs the Bay Institute and also runs the Aquarium of the Bay in San Francisco and several other entities. 

According to a May 16, statement by the group that resigned, which included four senior staff and two junior staff members, the action was prompted in part by the decision by Bay.org CEO and President George Jacob to publish a book authored by the staff before they had a chance to finalize their own revisions and before it received a peer review.

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