Baykeeper Updates Related to Oil Spills

BK In The News: August 31, 2017
A collection of six environmental groups drafted a letter to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District outlining what they hope the regulators will include in their draft Environmental Impact Report regarding the proposed tanker expansion of the Phillips 66 refinery in Rodeo. San Francisco...
Press Release: August 30, 2017
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA — Over 24,000 people  have formally expressed opposition to a plan by Phillips 66  to more than double the number of oil tankers arriving at their Crockett-Rodeo refinery.    The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) , the lead agency conducting the...
Blog Post: August 29, 2017
The oil company Phillips 66 wants to increase the number of tanker ships bringing crude oil, including heavy tar sands oil, to its refinery—from 59 to 135 tankers per year. The refinery is located in Rodeo on the San Francisco Bay shoreline, and more tanker ships will mean a bigger risk of oil...
BK In The News: August 23, 2017
..."More than doubling the tanker traffic could significantly increase the risk of oil spills in the bay," said Erica Maharg of Baykeeper, in an interview. "It could be one catastrophic spill. But also it could be the oil spills that happen in daily operation, like the one last September. These...
Blog Post: August 8, 2017
A barge and crane that sank in San Francisco Bay during a violent storm in April has been removed from the Bay.   In July, divers cut the barge into three pieces and a salvage company used a giant crane to bring the pieces up. The photo above (from July 13) shows two of the three pieces of the...
BK In The News: July 28, 2017
VALLEJO (KPIX 5) — The Phillips 66 Refinery in Rodeo wants to double the number of tankers that deliver crude to be refined, but concerns about the environment have prompted opposition from residents in the city of Vallejo.... Erica Maharg, managing attorney for the environmental protection group...
BK In The News: July 27, 2017
Phillips 66 wants to more than double the number of oil tankers that travel through San Francisco Bay to unload crude at its refinery in Rodeo... It “poses an incredible new risk of oil spills to San Francisco Bay,” Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director for Baykeeper, said in an interview. “We’re...
Blog Post: July 18, 2017
The comment period for this action alert closed on August 28, 2017. Phillips 66 wants to increase the number of tanker ships bringing crude oil, including heavy tar sands oil, to its refinery in Rodeo—from 59 to 135 tankers per year. The refinery is located on the San Francisco Bay shoreline, and...
Blog Post: May 18, 2017
San Francisco Baykeeper is sponsoring a state bill to protect San Francisco Bay from tar sands oil spills. The bill, SB 709, would protect California waterways from spills of tar sands oil and other “non-floating” oils that are particularly difficult to clean up. Currently, oil spill cleanup...
Blog Post: April 13, 2017
On Friday, April 7, a barge carrying 4,000 gallons of diesel and 300 gallons of oil sank in San Francisco Bay and began leaking fuel. The barge, which is named “Vengeance” and owned by Vortex Marine Construction, Inc., was stationed near Yerba Buena Island for BART tube maintenance, and likely...

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