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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both Richmond residents and the San Francisco Bay, the City of Richmond announced today bold measures to clean up its outdated sewage system.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...

Judge Orders Army Corps, Port of Stockton to Stop Illegal Dredging

In a blistering decision issued late yesterday, the U.S. District Court in Sacramento ordered the halting of all dredging at the Port of Stockton, and characterized the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’...

Federal Court Orders U.S. EPA to Regulate Ships Dumping Ballast Water

Finding that EPA’s regulation exempting ballast water discharges from the Clean Water Act is “plainly contrary to the congressional intent,” a federal court ordered the U.S....

Baykeeper sues Richmond for Spilling Hundreds of Thousands of Gallons of Raw Sewage into the San Francisco Bay

Baykeeper made good on its promise to sue the City of Richmond if officials failed to address problems causing massive sewage spills. After five months of negotiations, Baykeeper and co-plaintiff...


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