Baykeeper Updates Related to Fossil Fuels

BK In The News: April 12, 2021
The Suisun Marsh — known as the largest swath of contiguous wetlands on the West Coast and a haven for thousands of migrating waterfowl — has become the Bay Area’s latest battleground between fossil fuel producers and environmentalists hellbent on fighting climate change. A Brentwood company,...
BK In The News: March 26, 2021
A Brentwood company’s proposal to drill a natural gas well in Suisun Marsh has become the latest flash point in California’s quest to fight climate change and transition away from fossil fuels. Sunset Exploration wants to search for a commercially viable amount of gas at the site of an abandoned...
BK In The News: March 17, 2021
San Francisco Baykeeper staff attorney Ben Eichenberg joins KMUD to speak with host Gary Hughes of Biofuelwatch about the threats to California marine environments from the oil industry and the risks of the proposed conversions of refineries to biofuels.
BK In The News: March 14, 2021
Local political leaders and a dozen Bay Area environmental groups are urging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to reject a permit proposal for an exploratory natural gas drilling project in Suisun Marsh... In a Feb. 26 letter opposing the project sent to the Army Corps of Engineers on behalf of a...
Press Release: February 9, 2021
Oakland, CA—Oil infrastructure at Chevron's Richmond refinery failed today, causing oil to spill into the Bay. Chevron's initial measures to control the spill were inadequate, and oil quickly breached Chevron's containment boom. The Contra Costa Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office Community...
BK In The News: February 9, 2021
The Carquinez Strait is a wonder of powerful tidewaters that connects the San Francisco Bay with the Sacramento-San Joaquín Delta. Every salmon born in the extensive Sacramento and Central Valley watersheds will make the journey through this bottleneck of coastline on their way to the Pacific Ocean...
BK In The News: February 3, 2021
... As Phillips 66 rolled out an extensive public relations campaign about their “Rodeo Renewed” project, proclaiming their intent to become the biggest “renewable diesel” and “sustainable aviation fuel” refinery in the world, organizations such as San Francisco Baykeeper, Sunflower Alliance,...
Blog Post: December 16, 2020
Sometimes when the Bay scores a big win, you might not be aware of it. There's not a fireworks show or a victory parade. Most often, the developer with a bad proposal or the industrial company with a harmful expansion plan just doesn't get that last permit approved. Their bad idea is rejected and...
Press Release: November 28, 2020
Cancellation is a Win for the Bay’s Health, for local Drinking Water, and will Save Taxpayers Millions of Dollars   The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which operates as part of the Department of Defense, announced via public notice that it’s withdrawing plans to dredge the shipping channel...
BK In The News: August 11, 2020
Earlier this year, Contra Costa County was poised to approve new oil and gas wells near neighborhoods in Brentwood... Leading environmental organizations like Sierra Club, 350 Bay Area, SF Baykeeper, Center for Biological Diversity and more worked with a new and powerful group of local activists...

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