Baykeeper Updates Related to Toxic Pollutants

Blog Post: September 5, 2017
The Shell oil refinery in Martinez discharges too much toxic selenium into San Francisco Bay, harming wildlife, Baykeeper recently told regulators. We urged the Regional Water Quality Control Board to tighten limits on the amount of selenium in treated wastewater Shell is permitted to release into...
BK In The News: June 10, 2017
On Tuesday, June 6, United States District Judge Vince Chhabria granted Sierra Club and San Francisco Baykeeper’s motion to intervene in developer Phil Tagami’s lawsuit against the City of Oakland. The lawsuit challenges the City’s  ban on coal storage and handling at a marine terminal to be...
BK In The News: June 7, 2017
A federal judge on Tuesday advanced a lawsuit challenging Oakland’s attempt to use its recent coal ban to block a new shipping facility’s plans to export the product... Chhabria’s order also allowed environmental groups the Sierra Club and San Francisco Baykeeper to intervene as defendants, but...
BK In The News: April 24, 2017
A cargo terminal developer’s lawsuit against the city of Oakland for preventing coal from being shipped through the city will go to trial in January 2018... Chhabria, who is with the US District Court, Northern District of California, also granted intervenor status to the Sierra Club and San...
BK In The News: April 20, 2017
A federal judge ruled today that a lawsuit brought by the developer of a proposed coal export terminal can proceed against the City of Oakland. The court rejected the city’s motion to have the lawsuit dismissed... ... Attorneys for the Sierra Club and San Francisco Baykeeper argued that the City of...
BK In The News: April 20, 2017
A federal judge on Thursday rejected Oakland’s request to dismiss a lawsuit filed by prominent developer Phil Tagami over a citywide ban on transporting or shipping coal... Margaret Rossoff of the group No Coal in Oakland, said the judge appeared to be willing to let the Sierra Club and San...
BK In The News: April 20, 2017
A federal judge said Thursday that the city of Oakland faces an “uphill battle” in its quest to stop a new, multimillion-dollar shipping facility from exporting coal... Chhabria also revealed that he was leaning toward granting a motion by environmental groups the Sierra Club and San Francisco...
BK In The News: April 14, 2017
The Associated Students of the California Maritime Academy and its undersigned affiliates (ASCMA) oppose the Orcem/VMT project proposal... After carefully reviewing the DEIR, ASCMA stands behind both the Sierra Club and San Francisco Baykeeper in strongly opposing this project, given their keen and...
BK In The News: April 11, 2017
Next Thursday, April 20, U.S. District Court Judge Vince Chhabria will hear the first arguments in the historic courtroom battle between the City of Oakland and local developer Phil Tagami who wants to build a major coal export facility on the West Oakland waterfront.  The City of Oakland, Sierra...
Blog Post: January 17, 2017
Baykeeper is celebrating a new victory that will help prevent pharmaceutical contamination of San Francisco Bay. Contra Costa County recently passed an ordinance requiring drug makers to cover the cost of safe disposal of prescription medications. This law will help prevent leftover pharmaceuticals...

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