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As Drought Saps Water Supply, California Signs $2.6 Billion Ecological Pact

Phys.Org/Los Angeles Times

It's a major source of California's water supply and a vital habitat for fish, migratory birds and other species. But the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta watershed is also a fragile ecosystem...

As drought saps water supply, California signs $2.6-billion ecological pact

Los Angeles Times

It’s a major source of California’s water supply and a vital habitat for fish, migratory birds and other species. But the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta watershed is also a fragile ecosystem...

Valero to pay $345,000 for air quality violations at Benicia refinery in 2017

Vallejo Sun

BENICIA – Valero Energy has agreed to pay $345,000 for 17 alleged air quality violations at its Benicia refinery in 2017, the bulk of which stemmed from a May 2017 incident when a power outage sent...

Baykeeper Sues Valero, Port of Benicia Over Pollution Violations.

Vallejo Sun

BENICIA—An environmental watchdog group sued the operator of the Port of Benicia and Valero this week, alleging continued pollution of petcoke into the Carquinez Strait manufactured at the Valero...

Lawsuit: Valero, Import Company Polluted Strait, Port Of Benicia

Bay City News

BENICIA, CA — San Francisco Baykeeper, the non-profit environmental watchdog organization, filed a lawsuit in federal court this week against auto processor Amports, the Benicia Port Terminal Company...

Environmentalists slam proposal to disband California's water board

Politico Pro

A new bill to eliminate the California agency responsible for enforcing water quality laws in the drought-plagued state is sending shock waves through environmental groups.  The legislation from...

Valero Hit With Suit Over Bay Area Petroleum Coke Pollution


A San Francisco green group has sued Valero Refining Co. and three Bay Area port companies it accuses of unlawfully dumping petroleum coke into the water without the proper permits. San Francisco...

Valero, Amports Sued Over San Francisco Petroleum Coke Pollution

Bloomberg Law

Valero Refining Co. and Amports Inc. are releasing petroleum coke, also known as petcoke, from a port into northern California waters without a valid permit, an environmental group told a federal...

SF Baykeeper Sues Water-Discharging Businesses

Law Street Media

On Thursday, plaintiff San Francisco Baykeeper filed suit against Amports, Inc APS West Coast, Benicia Port Terminal Company, and Valero Refining Company in the Northern District of California. San...

Watchdog on the water: Group uses drones to monitor the ‘fragile ecosystem’ of the Bay

San Francisco Examiner

On a brisk February morning, Cole Burchiel hopped onto a small boat near Oracle Park and greeted skipper Tracy Rogers as the sun burned off the morning cloud cover. As the vessel pulled away from...

Will Salmon Simmer Again?

Estuary News

After two critically dry years that coincided with Trump-era rollbacks to environmental protections, some iconic Delta fish are closer than ever to the point of no return. Last fall, for the second...

Oakland close to settlement over plan to ship bulk products to former army base

Local News Matters

Oakland is a step closer to revolving litigation over a stalled project to develop a bulk commodity terminal on the site of the former Oakland Army Base. City Attorney Barbara J. Parker said the...


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