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New settlement in Oakland will derail plan to export Utah coal through California

The Salt Lake Tribune

A controversial plan by Utah officials to export Utah-mined coal through Oakland has been derailed by an agreement between the California port city and developers resolving years of litigation. No...

Groups Demand Action Now as Seas Rise

East Bay Express

The sea is already rising, nibbling at vulnerable East Bay communities....  Local environmental and community groups are pushing back strongly against city governments and developers who...

If the Supreme Court rolls back the Clean Water Act, California will be ready — thanks to Trump

San Francisco Chronicle

The Supreme Court appears ready to narrow the scope of the Clean Water Act, eliminating protections for many inland streams and wetlands that feed rivers, lakes and bays. But California is also ready...

Low numbers of baby salmon portend disaster for endangered California fish

San Francisco Chronicle

Alarmingly low numbers of baby salmon are surviving their journey down the Sacramento River to the sea, confirming conservationists’ fears that low flows and high river temperatures during the...

Environmentalists blast California’s revised metal shredding rules

InsideEPA

Environmentalists are blasting a proposed new emergency regulation by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) that appears to modify an earlier emergency rule on metal shredding...

Richmond reaches settlement to proceed with coal ban by 2027

San Francisco Chronicle

After legal battles with the coal industry, Richmond has reached an agreement with its shipping port and its suppliers to halt shipments and storage of coal by the end of 2026, eliminating the dust-...

Richmond City Council, Levin Terminal Plan to Phase Out Handling Coal, ‘Petcoke’ by 2026

KPIX CBS SF Bay Area

RICHMOND (CBS SF) — Richmond city officials on Friday announced a new plan for the city to phase out the handling of coal and “petcoke” at the Levin Richmond Marine Terminal in the next five years,...

Toxins Long Buried May Surface as Groundwater Rises

NBC Bay Area

An NBC Bay Area investigation reveals a present danger from toxic materials, some buried more than a century ago. Scientists are only now beginning to understand the urgent threat as new science...

Big Storm Leaves San Francisco Bay Waters Strewn With Debris

KPIX CBS SF Bay Area

The big storm brought a lot of much-needed moisture to the Bay Area, but it also brought a lot of stuff into the San Francisco Bay that doesn’t belong in the bay. “Basically, anything that’s in the...

Chevron Says It Failed to Detect Pipeline Corrosion That Led to Bay Fuel Spill

KQED

Chevron says inspections at its Richmond refinery failed to detect corrosion on a pipeline that leaked hundreds of gallons of diesel fuel into the bay last February, a disclosure that one local...

Chevron Says It Failed to Detect Pipeline Corrosion That Led to Bay Fuel Spill

KQED

Chevron says inspections at its Richmond refinery failed to detect corrosion on a pipeline that leaked hundreds of gallons of diesel fuel into the bay last February, a disclosure that one local...

Accomplished Pacifican represents area at inaugural ocean swim in Germany

Pacifica Tribune

Gary Emich is a very avid swimmer. His name is synonymous with open water swimming worldwide. He has literally swum in some of the most challenging waters in the world. Living on Pedro Point, he...

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