Plan to Improve Navigation for Channel in San Francisco Bay Withdrawn

Maritime Executive

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that it was terminating an ongoing study designed to improve navigation in a stretch of San Francisco Bay. The Corps cited funding concerns in its decision to withdraw the current efforts to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), while environmental groups hailed it as a win for their causes...  The environmental group Baykeeper, which is focused on the San Francisco Bay issued a statement from its Executive Director Sejal Choksi-Chugh saying, "Today’s cancellation of the dredging boondoggle is a big win because it was nothing more than a hand-out to the fossil fuel industry that posed a significant risk to the health of our Bay and Bay Area communities.” They repeated their contentions that the project would have endangered tap water and that large vessels on the bay would have negatively impacted the environment and increased the risk of an environmental disaster.