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Newsom suspends environmental laws to store more Delta water


Facing an onslaught of criticism that water was “wasted” during January storms, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday suspended environmental laws to give the go-ahead to state officials to hold more water in...

What recent atmospheric rivers reveal about Bay Area's aging wastewater systems

ABC 7 News

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Tens of millions of gallons of sewage and stormwater were released into San Francisco Bay from aging treatment plants and stormwater systems that were overwhelmed by the deluge...

Why Sewage Flooded the Bay


Podcast:  An estimated 62 million gallons of sewage — or about 94 Olympic-sized swimming pools — spilled into the San Francisco Bay during the storms in late December and January. ...

SF Bay Refineries Among Worst Water Polluters

Alameda Post

A national study of water pollution from oil refineries reveals that Bay Area refineries are among the worst polluters, including the Chevron Richmond and Valero Benicia refineries. Chevron is the...

Refineries engaged in massive chemical dump into S.F. bay

San Francisco Examiner

“California has a reputation of being an environmentally friendly place,” said Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director of San Francisco Baykeeper, an environmental watchdog. But, she added, “San...

New study catalogs water pollutants released by Bay Area oil refineries

San Francisco Chronicle

Chevron’s oil refinery in Richmond is among the U.S. petroleum producers that most regularly exceed limits aimed at keeping pollution out of local waterways, according to a nonprofit that ranked it...

Refinery pollution in SF Bay


A Rude Awakening—Sabrina Jacobs interviews Sejal Choksi-Chugh about oil refinery pollution in San Francisco Bay. Baykeeper segments starts at 26:45.

EPA Allowing Vast Oil Refinery Waste to Pollute US Waterways

Common Dreams

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is failing to uphold its legal obligation to regulate the nearly half-billion gallons of toxic wastewater that petroleum refineries dump into the nation's...

King tides offer North Bay residents a preview of sea level rise

North Bay Bohemian

On Sunday, Jan. 22, a group of hikers stood on a hillside in China Camp State Park near San Rafael watching, not wildlife thriving in the park’s salt marshes, but cars and bicycles below. It was...

'Our Worst Nightmare': As Storms Raged, Some 62 Million Gallons of Sewage Spilled Into Bay Area Waterways, Streets and Yards


The nine atmospheric river storms that began dumping vast amounts of rain on the state in late December, and refused to let up until last weekend, overwhelmed aging sewer systems, forcing wastewater...

Storms may have sent millions of gallons of wastewater into SF Bay, residents advised to 'stay out'


"I would urge people to still stay out of the water for a couple more days," said Sejal Choksi-Chugh, the executive director of San Francisco Baykeeper, told ABC7 News. "It's going to rain again...

California’s next storm problem: Raw sewage and ocean pollution

Washington Examiner

California’s deadly storms have destroyed piers, flooded communities, and have now sent millions of gallons of raw sewage into the San Francisco Bay.


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