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Articles and other news featuring Baykeeper's role in protecting the Bay
Richmond Confidential | March 3, 2021 | Oil Spills
It could take as long as six months before people in Richmond know what caused a Chevron pipeline to leak hundreds of gallons of a diesel product into San Francisco Bay in February. An independent firm will investigate what caused a quarter-inch hole to open in the line, allowing 500 to 750 gallons of a diesel-water mixture to pollute the bay,...
The Mercury News | March 1, 2021 | Wetland Protection
The Biden administration has sided with environmentalists in their long-running battle with Cargill Salt over whether an expansive property on the shoreline of San Francisco Bay in Redwood City can be developed. In the latest chapter of a saga that has played out for 12 years with potentially billions of dollars at stake, the U.S. Environmental...
San Francisco Chronicle | February 28, 2021 | Wetland Protection
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday abandoned its appeal of a federal judge’s ruling last year that a sprawling collection of Redwood City salt ponds is protected from development under provisions of the Clean Water Act. The move brings to an end the federal government’s attempts — started during former President Trump’s...
SF Examiner | February 26, 2021 | Climate Change
The EPA withdrew its appeal of a federal judge’s finding that the agency had mistakenly determined that the salt ponds were not part of the “waters of the United States.”
CBS/Bay City News | February 26, 2021 | Climate Change
SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday backed down from its stance that the Redwood City salt ponds are not protected by the Clean Water Act, signaling a change in the Biden administration’s direction on environmental issues.
Daily Post | February 25, 2021 | Wetland Protection
The possibility of ever putting 8,000 to 12,000 homes on the salt ponds east of Redwood City appeared to die today when the Biden administration’s Environmental Protection Agency declared the area is protected under the Clean Water Act. The decision reversed the stance of the Trump administration, which argued the salt ponds weren’t protected....
Law360 | February 25, 2021 | Wetland Protection
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Friday it won't appeal a federal court decision tossing its finding that San Francisco area salt ponds aren't subject to the Clean Water Act, which opponents charged would let developers bypass regulation. The EPA's decision comes months after a California federal judge ruled in favor of environmental...
SF Weekly | February 25, 2021 | Oil Spills
On Feb. 9, an oil spill at the Chevron refinery in Richmond released approximately 600 gallons of oil into the San Francisco Bay. The oil spilled for at least two hours before it was stopped and a single containment boom was deployed to initiate clean-up. Many Richmond residents say that response was grossly inadequate, arguing that action should...
KTVU Fox News | February 24, 2021 | Oil Spills
Richmond residents deserve more answers from Chevron and public agencies about an oil spill earlier this month and the community needs to discuss a future without the oil giant's refinery operating there... Ben Eichenberg, staff attorney for the environmental nonprofit San Francisco Baykeeper, said the containment boom Chevron initially placed...
Bay City News | February 23, 2021 | Toxic Pollutants
State environmental regulators surprised an Oakland metal recycling facility on Tuesday with a 97-page "Enforcement Order for Corrective Action," directing its owner to prepare a plan to clean up hazardous waste produced in its operations... Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director of Baykeeper, an organization that works to eliminate pollution of...

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