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Deal resolves lawsuits over Bay Area coal exports, but future of Utah’s coal industry remains in doubt

The Salt Lake Tribune

Utah’s fight with a Bay Area city over coal exports was resolved last month with a federal judge’s signature on a settlement that halts coal shipments through Richmond, Calif. by the end of 2026....

Opinion: Inadequate water agency rules won’t protect the Bay

Mercury News

A governmental agency made a decision May 11 that will affect everyone who lives in the Bay Area, especially those who depend on the San Francisco Bay and our creeks for recreation and livelihood....

Benicia port fire likely caused by mechanical issue

Vallejo Sun

BENICIA – A fire at the Port of Benicia in April was likely caused by heat from a mechanical issue on a conveyer system that ignited petroleum coke, which is produced at the Valero Benicia refinery...

As Bay Area faces prolonged drought, recycling and desalination are the only two real options

San Francisco Examiner

Despite being surrounded by water, Bay Area residents are routinely told during dry years to take shorter showers, let lawns brown and slow the rush of water from their taps. But as climate change...

22 Fun Things to Do This Week


Get yourself over to Hog Island Oyster Co. in Marshall for a daytime rosé pairing by Obsidian Wine Co. Since the event will raise funds for San Francisco Baykeeper in support of clean water, it's a...

Bay Planners Highlight Another Missing Element in California Environmental Law

Bay Nature Magazine

The Bay Area is often associated with two things – the beauty of its natural landscape, and the skyrocketing costs of living in it. Of late those have been seen as being in tension. Should the ...

The struggle for clean air and water in Benicia

Peninsula Press

Environmental watchdog group Baykeeper filed a lawsuit in federal court against Amports, which owns the Port of Benicia, and Valero for allegedly mishandling petroleum coke, a refinery product that...

County contractor with Chevron ties has yet to investigate refinery’s 2021 diesel leak

Richmond Confidential

Fifteen months after about 800 gallons of diesel spilled into San Francisco Bay from a leaking pipe at the Richmond Chevron Refinery, the public is still waiting for a promised investigation by...

Sejal Choksi-Chugh on Beyond the Fog Radio

Beyond the Fog

Sejal Choksi-Chugh is a fierce defender of the environment. From a young age she wondered why the water was murky, why the air was polluted, and why no one seemed to be doing anything to fix it....

Martinez Refinery: Supes Approve Plan To Convert To Biofuel Plant

Bay City News

MARTINEZ, CA — The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously denied an appeal from more than a dozen environmental groups and individuals, paving the way for the Marathon...

25 Volunteer Opportunities to Keep San Francisco Golden


San Francisco is what it is because of all of the natural beauty and wonder that exist in it and around it. We’d be nothing without the Pacific Ocean, the San Francisco Bay, the redwoods, the beaches...


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