Baykeeper Updates Related to Oil Spills

BK In The News: June 6, 2018
Shell OIl Co.'s illegal release of hazardous materials from its refinery in Martinez puts nearby communities and San Francisco Bay at major risk, says Baykeeper Executive Director Sejal Choksi-Chugh. Instead of the minor fine imposed by the Environmental Protection Agency, "the company should have...
Blog Post: April 11, 2018
In a surprise policy shift this January, the federal administration announced that it was going to open almost all US coastal waters to offshore oil drilling. Based on Baykeeper’s decades of experience dealing with oil spills in San Francisco Bay, we know if this action moves forward, it will pose...
BK In The News: March 28, 2018
Six new committee members appointed to the Technical Advisory Commitee represent environmental non-governmental organizations, the petroleum industry, the railroad industry, the marine transportation industry and local government as outlined in the TAC bylaws... The new appointments include: Sejal...
BK In The News: March 20, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO – Protesters took to the streets of San Francisco on Monday, to denounce the possible expansion of an oil refinery in the North Bay town of Rodeo – a decision they say was taken behind closed doors... A coalition of environmental groups petitioned the federal EPA on Monday to step in...
Featured Stories: February 16, 2018
Baykeeper is working to prevent a dangerous new threat to San Francisco Bay—a tar sands oil spill. If spilled in the Bay, heavy tar sands oil would likely sink to the Bay’s bottom, making it virtually impossible to remove and causing irreparable harm to the ecosystem. Despite this threat, companies...
Featured Stories: December 20, 2017
Baykeeper's new aerial patrols for tracking down pollution by drone and plane are already helping protect San Francisco Bay. Earlier this month, volunteer drone pilots at our partner group Autonomous Imagery captured remarkable footage of a pier on the Oakland shoreline that had collapsed into the...
Blog Post: December 12, 2017
Baykeeper is working to prevent a dangerous new threat to San Francisco Bay—a tar sands oil spill. If spilled in the Bay, heavy tar sands oil would likely sink to the Bay’s bottom, making it virtually impossible to remove and causing irreparable harm to the ecosystem. Despite this threat, companies...
BK In The News: November 9, 2017
Ten years ago, on November 7, 2007, the Cosco Busan container ship hit a support tower on the Bay Bridge and spilled more than 53,500 gallons of dense bunker oil into the San Francisco Bay... Sejal Choksi-Chugh, Executive Director of pollution watchdog San Francisco Baykeeper, pointed to the Cosco...
BK In The News: November 7, 2017
The Bay was blanketed in fog on the morning of November 7, 2007 as the container ship M/V Cosco Busan steamed out of the Port of Oakland, toward the Golden Gate... Some conservation groups, such as San Francisco Baykeeper, have criticized the amount spent on recreation. Sejal Choksi-Chugh,...
Monthly Column: November 1, 2017
Ten years ago, on November 7, 2007, more than 53,000 gallons of heavy oil spilled into San Francisco Bay. The disaster happened when a 900-foot container ship, the Cosco Busan, side-swiped a Bay Bridge tower, gashing open two of the ship’s fuel tanks. The damage was compounded because the ship...

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