Baykeeper Updates Related to Bay-Safe Industry

Blog Post: May 24, 2011
Last week Baykeeper advocated for strengthening regulations on groundwater pollution from the Chevron Refinery. The 2,900-acre facility, located near Richmond on the southern shore of San Pablo Bay, was built in 1902 and produces a broad range of fuels, lubricants, asphalt and petrochemicals. Over...
Blog Post: May 6, 2011
Lehigh Southwest Cement Company’s Permanente Plant has spewed toxic mercury into the air since 1939. The Plant, which is located in Cupertino, emits approximately 435 pounds of mercury from its smokestacks each year, making it the largest source of mercury pollution in the Bay Area. The Lehigh...
Blog Post: April 13, 2011
Baykeeper recently filed a Clean Water Act citizen lawsuit in U.S. Federal District Court against Hanson Aggregates for illegal discharges of storm water and wastewater from three of its Bay Area facilities. This legal action follows a year-long investigation in which we found these Hanson...
Blog Post: December 17, 2010
The San Francisco Chronicle recently reported on EPA's announcement of a decrease in the amount of toxic chemicals released by heavy industry in the state of California. Read the article here: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/12/16/BAKO1GROU1.DTL#ixzz18PAa87Rf. According to the...
Press Release: February 15, 2008
Environmental groups today challenged the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Board’s flawed regulation of dairy operations in the Central Valley. The Regional Board recently issued permits that do not adequately protect the Valley’s waterways from pollution caused by large dairy operations and...
Press Release: June 18, 2007
(Stockton, CA) Today, the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance (CSPA) and Baykeeper filed a lawsuit against the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board (Regional Board) for renewing waivers that excuse polluted discharges from 25,000 farms from meeting statewide water quality...

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