Baykeeper In The News

Articles and other news featuring Baykeeper's role in protecting the Bay
Mercury News | February 23, 2021 | Oil Spills
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 leak... Neighbors reported smelling gas before that, according to San Francisco Baykeeper attorney Ben Eichenberg.
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...
KPIX CBS SF Bay Area | February 23, 2021 | Oil Spills
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 attorney for the environmental nonprofit San Francisco Baykeeper, said the containment boom Chevron initially placed around the spill site was...
Courthouse News | February 16, 2021 | Oil Spills
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 executive director of the environmental nonprofit San Francisco Baykeeper called the refinery’s response to the oil spill “pathetic,” arguing Chevron...
KPFA | February 11, 2021 | Oil Spills
Audio interview with Baykeepeer Executive Director Sejal Choksi-Chugh about Chevron's oil spill in the Bay.
The Guardian | February 11, 2021 | Oil Spills
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... “The people of Richmond already carry a disproportionate environmental burden, and spills like this add life-threatening exposure to toxic pollutants,” said Sejal Choksi-Chugh, the...
Telemundo Área de la Bahía | February 10, 2021 | Oil Spills
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 refinería Chevron en Richmond.
KQED | February 10, 2021 | Oil Spills
Federal, state and local agencies are continuing to investigate a spill from a wharf at Chevron's Richmond refinery that spread for several miles across San Francisco Bay, prompted a health advisory for nearby residents and led to the closure of a local beach... San Francisco Baykeeper, which has long advocated for stronger environmental...
Marin Independent Journal | February 10, 2021 | Oil Spills
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 3:30 p.m. Tuesday after a pipeline leak at the refinery’s wharf near Point Richmond. An estimated 500 to 750 gallons of a mixture of low-sulfur diesel...
KTVU Fox News | February 10, 2021 | Oil Spills
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's Keller Beach, but no oiled wildlife or public health impacts have been found.. "It seems like the initial response did not contain all of the oil...

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