Latest Baykeeper News and Information

BK In The News: February 10, 2021
Autoridades investigan la causa de una fuga que provocó el derrame de cinco galones de productos derivados del petróleo en la bahía de San Francisco el martes por la tarde en el muelle de la refinería Chevron en Richmond.
BK In The News: February 10, 2021
A petroleum product leak that spilled an estimated five gallons a minute Tuesday afternoon at the Chevron refinery long wharf in Richmond is drawing criticism from some elected officials and an environmental group... “Chevron’s oil pipeline leak today is bad news for the Bay — we’re unfortunately...
BK In The News: February 10, 2021
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife said Wednesday that the impact from Tuesday's petroleum product leak at the Chevron refinery long wharf in Richmond appears to be centered near the city's Keller Beach, but no oiled wildlife or public health impacts have been found.. "It seems like the...
BK In The News: February 10, 2021
An oil spill at the Chevron refinery in Richmond this week did not pose any immediate threats to Marin County’s shoreline or wildlife, officials said Wednesday. The spill was reported just before 3:30 p.m. Tuesday after a pipeline leak at the refinery’s wharf near Point Richmond. An estimated 500...
BK In The News: February 10, 2021
Federal, state and local agencies are continuing to investigate a spill from a wharf at Chevron's Richmond refinery that spread for several miles across San Francisco Bay, prompted a health advisory for nearby residents and led to the closure of a local beach... San Francisco Baykeeper, which has...
BK In The News: February 10, 2021
California’s toxics department has struck a $4.1 million settlement with a metal-shredding company in Oakland over allegations that the facility violated state environmental laws, but environmentalists are still urging a court to order the department to enforce hazardous waste regulations at the...
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
In early November, two boats washed ashore on the rocks just off the Safe Harbor Emeryville... The battered boats are not so mysterious, however, to Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director at SF Baykeeper, a nonprofit that patrols the bay monitoring for pollution and environmental threats. Speeding...
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 8, 2021
Environmentalist groups aiming to stop a major controversial housing development at the edge of Newark’s wetlands are appealing an Alameda County court decision that would allow the project to go forward... The two groups that sued the city, along with Sierra Club San Francisco Bay Chapter,...

Pages