Breaking: Trump Administration Withdraws Plan to Deepen SF Bay Shipping Channel for Oil Tankers

Daily Kos

In a victory for environmental justice, indigenous, community and conservation groups, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today via public notice that it is withdrawing plans to dredge the shipping channel connecting San Francisco Bay to the Port of Stockton... “The scheme was a favor to the Bay Area’s oil refineries to help them operate larger oil tankers on the Bay,” according to a press release from the San Francisco Baykeeper. “The ill-advised plan would have increased the risk of disastrous oil spills, posed a threat to local drinking water and farms, and cost taxpayers tens of millions of dollars. The proposal might also have set the stage for the Port of Stockton to expand toxic coal pollution in the Bay.”