Press Release

Boxer to Host Commerce Committee Briefing on San Francisco Bay Oil Spill

Deb Self, San Francisco Baykeeper, 415-856-0444 x108, cell: 510-882-1882

U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) will host a briefing in the Senate Commerce Committee tomorrow, Wednesday, November 14th at 3pm EST (noon PST) to examine last week’s oil spill in the San Francisco Bay. Boxer has raised concerns about the Coast Guard’s response and the delay in relaying accurate information about the magnitude of the spill to San Francisco officials and the public.

Details are as follows:


Senate Commerce Committee Briefing on San Francisco Bay Oil Spill


Wednesday, November 14, 2007 3pm EST (noon PST)


Senate Commerce Committee
253 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC


Admiral Thad Allen, Commandant of the United States Coast Guard
Rear Admiral Brian Salerno, Assistant Commandant for Policy and Planning, U.S. Coast Guard
Scott Rayder, Chief of Staff, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Deb Self, Executive Director, San Francisco Baykeeper