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EPA Criticizes California's Lax Pollution Permits

On October 31 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a report criticizing California’s water pollution permits. EPA agreed to perform an audit of randomly selected permits as a...

Groups to Sue U.S. Maritime Administration for Polluting Suisun Bay

Who: Saul Bloom, Arc EcologySejal Choksi, BaykeeperMichael Wall, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)What: Press conference to announce lawsuit against the U.S. Maritime AdministrationWhen:...

San Francisco Baykeeper To Sue Burlingame for Sewage Spills and Illegal Discharges

As part of its campaign to keep raw sewage out of San Francisco Bay, Baykeeper gave notice today of its intent to sue the City of Burlingame and its wastewater treatment plant for illegal sewage...

Settlement Reached In Dispute Over Port of Stockton Development Plans

Local residents and environmentalists have dismissed the last of their lawsuits against the Port of Stockton, ending the challenges against the port’s expansion onto the West Complex, which the Navy...

Environmental Groups Press EPA in Court for Federal Regulations on Ballast Water

Oral arguments were heard in the Ninth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals in a case challenging US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations exempting the discharge of vessel ballast water...

Refineries Attempt to Avoid Study of Mercury

During a hearing tomorrow afternoon, the State Water Resources Control Board will consider a plea from local oil refineries to avoid disclosing how much mercury they release into the environment. The...

State Adopts Aggressive Bay Mercury Clean Up Plan

The State Water Resources Control Board yesterday unanimously approved a strong framework to clean up mercury in the San Francisco Bay. The Bay has become so highly contaminated with mercury that the...

Regional Water Board Sued Over Agricultural Pollution

(Stockton, CA) Today, the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance (CSPA) and Baykeeper filed a lawsuit against the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board (Regional Board) for...

Refineries May be a Major Source of Mercury Pollution

During a public hearing this morning, the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board will be taking the unprecedented step of requiring local oil refineries to calculate the amount of...

CA Court of Appeal Reverses Decision on Port of Stockton, Orders Retrial

An attempt by the Port of Stockton to hide, from both the public and the courts, critical documents about the extensive environmental impacts of the Port’s massive expansion project got a stern...

Environmental Groups Sue US EPA for Deregulating Pesticide Spraying

Today, environmental groups sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for a decision that spraying of pesticides into the nation’s waters should no longer be regulated by the Clean Water...

City of Richmond Pledges to Clean Up its Sewage System

In a huge victory for both Richmond residents and the San Francisco Bay, the City of Richmond announced today bold measures to clean up its outdated sewage system. The effort is the result of months...


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