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U.S. EPA drops challenge of Redwood City salt ponds’ protection under Clean Water Act

San Francisco Examiner

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...

Backlash Grows in Wake of Chevron Oil Spill

SF Gate

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...

Councilman, advocates call for change after latest Chevron refinery spill

KTVU Fox News

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...

Cleanup of the Richmond Chevron refinery leak has ended, but questions remain

Mercury News

The cleanup of an oil leak two weeks ago at the Richmond Chevron refinery has been completed, authorities said Tuesday, but questions remain from residents and environmentalists about what caused the...

Richmond City Leaders, Community Groups Excoriate Chevron Over Oil Spill; Want Discussion Over Refinery’s Future


On a Zoom call with environmental and community advocacy groups, Richmond City Councilman Eduardo Martinez called the spill “another accident that could have been prevented”... Ben Eichenberg, staff...

State Tells Schnitzer To Clean Up Pollution Caused By Oakland Shredder

Bay City News

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...

Herring Fishermen Sue Chevron Over California Oil Leak

Courthouse News

A group of fishermen seek punitive damages and funding to monitor the health of Pacific herring after an oil spill leaked 700 gallons of oil into a prime fish spawning habitat... Last week, the...

The latest Chevron oil spill in the Bay, what happened and what’s next?


Audio interview with Baykeepeer Executive Director Sejal Choksi-Chugh about Chevron's oil spill in the Bay.

'A clear danger': oil spill in California city revives calls to cut ties with Chevron

The Guardian

Emergency crews in Richmond, California, are rushing to clean up an estimated 600 gallons of oil that spilled from a Chevron refinery into the San Francisco Bay. Details on the spill are still scant...

Chevron estimates up to 750 gallons of mixture spilled into the Bay

KTVU Fox News

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife said Wednesday that the impact from Tuesday's petroleum product leak at the Chevron refinery long wharf in Richmond appears to be centered near the city...

Investigan derrame de petróleo en la bahía de San Francisco

Telemundo Área de la Bahía

Autoridades investigan la causa de una fuga que provocó el derrame de cinco galones de productos derivados del petróleo en la bahía de San Francisco el martes por la tarde en el muelle de la...

Marin bay monitors remain watchful after oil spill

Marin Independent Journal

An oil spill at the Chevron refinery in Richmond this week did not pose any immediate threats to Marin County’s shoreline or wildlife, officials said Wednesday. The spill was reported just before 3:...


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