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Chevron Richmond Refinery Spill: As Crews Mop Up, Investigators Move In

KQED

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...

DTSC Settles With Metal Shredder, But Groups Seek Broad Haz-Waste Rules

Inside EPA

California’s toxics department has struck a $4.1 million settlement with a metal-shredding company in Oakland over allegations that the facility violated state environmental laws, but...

Investigation promised: Officials criticize Chevron response to oil spill

KRON4 News

A petroleum product leak that spilled an estimated five gallons a minute Tuesday afternoon at the Chevron refinery long wharf in Richmond is drawing criticism from some elected officials and an...

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:...

Why the pandemic may be causing a rising tide of abandoned boats in the San Francisco Bay

SF Gate

In early November, two boats washed ashore on the rocks just off the Safe Harbor Emeryville... The battered boats are not so mysterious, however, to Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director at SF...

California Refinery’s Switch to Biofuels Not as Green As it Sounds

Earth Island Journal

The Carquinez Strait is a wonder of powerful tidewaters that connects the San Francisco Bay with the Sacramento-San Joaquín Delta. Every salmon born in the extensive Sacramento and Central Valley...

Environmental groups file appeal to stop 469-home development near Newark wetlands

East Bay Times

Environmentalist groups aiming to stop a major controversial housing development at the edge of Newark’s wetlands are appealing an Alameda County court decision that would allow the project to go...

Toxic Waste at Risk of Leaching Into SF Bay as Sea Levels Rise

NBC Bay Area

Just west of the Carquinez Bridge in Contra Costa County is a site that looks like a big parking lot, but underneath are toxic heavy metals. Environmentalists warn that rising sea levels due to...

California Switch to Biofuels Not as Green as It Sounds

Biofuelwatch

... As Phillips 66 rolled out an extensive public relations campaign about their “Rodeo Renewed” project, proclaiming their intent to become the biggest “renewable diesel” and “sustainable aviation...

Bay Area Rep Introduces Environmental Restoration Bill

Bay City News

Rep. Jackie Speier, D-San Francisco/San Mateo, announced a bill on Thursday... Within the past 150 years, 90 percent of the San Francisco Bay's wetlands have been destroyed due to human activity,...

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