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E News: February 24, 2021
Monthly Update for February 2021 How Will Climate Change Affect the Bay? Toxic Waste at Risk of Leaching into SF Bay Discovery Bay Climate Hotspot: Choking the Bay When the Bay Smells Like a Gas Station Expanding our Water Sampling Program Register Today! Our Annual Bay Celebration is...
Blog Post: February 24, 2021
Two weeks ago, an oil pipeline at the Chevron refinery in Richmond leaked, spilling more than 700 gallons of diesel mixture into the Bay. Authorities closed nearby Keller Beach and issued a public health advisory for toxic fumes and contaminated water. "The whole area smells like a gas station,”...
BK In The News: February 24, 2021
Richmond residents deserve more answers from Chevron and public agencies about an oil spill earlier this month and the community needs to discuss a future without the oil giant's refinery operating there... Ben Eichenberg, staff attorney for the environmental nonprofit San Francisco Baykeeper, said...
BK In The News: February 23, 2021
State environmental regulators surprised an Oakland metal recycling facility on Tuesday with a 97-page "Enforcement Order for Corrective Action," directing its owner to prepare a plan to clean up hazardous waste produced in its operations... Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director of Baykeeper, an...
BK In The News: February 23, 2021
The cleanup of an oil leak two weeks ago at the Richmond Chevron refinery has been completed, authorities said Tuesday, but questions remain from residents and environmentalists about what caused the leak... Neighbors reported smelling gas before that, according to San Francisco Baykeeper attorney...
BK In The News: February 23, 2021
On a Zoom call with environmental and community advocacy groups, Richmond City Councilman Eduardo Martinez called the spill “another accident that could have been prevented”... Ben Eichenberg, staff attorney for the environmental nonprofit San Francisco Baykeeper, said the containment boom Chevron...
Blog Post: February 20, 2021
As soon as we learned about the Chevron oil spill in Richmond last week, the Baykeeper team leapt into action. Within half an hour of the report, our field investigator launched our drone Osprey into the air, well before many of the response agencies had even arrived to the scene. The rest of our...
BK In The News: February 16, 2021
A group of fishermen seek punitive damages and funding to monitor the health of Pacific herring after an oil spill leaked 700 gallons of oil into a prime fish spawning habitat... Last week, the executive director of the environmental nonprofit San Francisco Baykeeper called the refinery’s response...
BK In The News: February 11, 2021
Emergency crews in Richmond, California, are rushing to clean up an estimated 600 gallons of oil that spilled from a Chevron refinery into the San Francisco Bay... “The people of Richmond already carry a disproportionate environmental burden, and spills like this add life-threatening exposure to...
BK In The News: February 11, 2021
Audio interview with Baykeepeer Executive Director Sejal Choksi-Chugh about Chevron's oil spill in the Bay.

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