Baykeeper Updates Related to Oil Spills

Monthly Column: October 3, 2017
The oil company Phillips 66 wants to increase the number of tanker ships carrying crude oil across San Francisco Bay to its refinery—from 59 to 135 tankers per year. More than doubling the number of oil tankers would increase the risk of oil spills in the Bay. Oil spilled in the water can kill...
BK In The News: September 29, 2017
The oil company Phillips 66 wants to increase the number of tanker ships carrying crude oil across San Francisco Bay to its refinery in Rodeo — from 59 to 135 tankers per year... Baykeeper, a nonprofit advocating for the health of the Bay ecosystem, is working alongside community and environmental...
BK In The News: September 8, 2017
A minor oil spill in San Pablo Bay at the Phillips 66 oil refinery this week was most likely caused by a corroded pipeline... A corrosive pipeline indicates the marine terminal’s infrastructure is getting old and could allow future spills, according to Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director of San...
BK In The News: September 5, 2017
State fish and wildlife officials have launched an investigation into a new oil spill at the Phillips 66 refinery marine terminal in Rodeo...“These kinds of small spills are like death to the Bay from a thousand small cuts,” said Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director of San Francisco Baykeeper,...
BK In The News: September 1, 2017
A weekly public affairs show that delivers news and views about the most important environmental issues in California and globally. This episode: the Phillips 66 marine terminal expansion.
BK In The News: August 31, 2017
A collection of six environmental groups drafted a letter to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District outlining what they hope the regulators will include in their draft Environmental Impact Report regarding the proposed tanker expansion of the Phillips 66 refinery in Rodeo. San Francisco...
Press Release: August 30, 2017
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA — Over 24,000 people  have formally expressed opposition to a plan by Phillips 66  to more than double the number of oil tankers arriving at their Crockett-Rodeo refinery.    The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) , the lead agency conducting the...
Blog Post: August 29, 2017
The oil company Phillips 66 wants to increase the number of tanker ships bringing crude oil, including heavy tar sands oil, to its refinery—from 59 to 135 tankers per year. The refinery is located in Rodeo on the San Francisco Bay shoreline, and more tanker ships will mean a bigger risk of oil...
BK In The News: August 23, 2017
..."More than doubling the tanker traffic could significantly increase the risk of oil spills in the bay," said Erica Maharg of Baykeeper, in an interview. "It could be one catastrophic spill. But also it could be the oil spills that happen in daily operation, like the one last September. These...
Blog Post: August 8, 2017
A barge and crane that sank in San Francisco Bay during a violent storm in April has been removed from the Bay.   In July, divers cut the barge into three pieces and a salvage company used a giant crane to bring the pieces up. The photo above (from July 13) shows two of the three pieces of the...

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