Baykeeper Updates Related to Oil Spills

BK In The News: May 22, 2014
Baykeeper Executive Director was on board with the Coast Guard as they practiced rescuing a stalled large container ship in San Francisco Bay. If a container ship were to lose power in the Bay, it would be in danger of drifting into a bridge or the coastline.
Blog Post: January 22, 2014
The office of California Attorney General Kamala Harris recently raised concerns about environmental damage to San Francisco Bay and shoreline communities that could result from a proposed expansion of a Pittsburg oil transfer and storage facility. The Attorney General’s office responded to the...
Monthly Column: January 2, 2014
The oil industry has big plans for expansion along San Francisco Bay’s shore. If the region’s refineries get their way, millions more barrels of crude oil will be brought to the Bay Area for processing and export to other states and nations. The number of tankers on the Bay will go way up,...
Blog Post: December 11, 2013
Join Baykeeper in Pittsburg this Saturday, December 14, for a Toxic Tour aboard Baykeeper’s pollution patrol boat, highlighting the threat of oil industry plans to expand oil refineries on San Francisco Bay. We’ll explore nearby areas that will be under threat from oil spills and other toxic...
Blog Post: October 1, 2013
Baykeeper is working to halt plans by the oil industry for a major expansion of oil refineries on San Francisco Bay in order to process millions of barrels of oil for export to other states and countries. A significant increase in oil storage and processing along the Bay’s shores could drastically...
BK In The News: July 2, 2013
State regulators on Monday handed down a five-month license suspension without pay and mandated extra training for the pilot of a 748-foot-long oil tanker that struck the Bay Bridge in heavy fog in January. . . .On Monday, the head of a leading bay conservation group said she is mostly satisfied...
Monthly Column: June 3, 2013
Fracking—the process of injecting water, sand and toxic chemicals underground at high pressure to extract oil or gas—threatens San Francisco Bay. The technique, officially called hydraulic fracturing, is currently being used in hundreds of California gas and oil wells, with no regulation or...
Featured Stories: May 8, 2013
Baykeeper’s advocacy helped win new rules to reduce the risk of oil spills in San Francisco Bay by keeping large outbound ships from passing under the Bay Bridge in heavy fog. The rules were adopted by the San Francisco Harbor Safety Committee February 14 and the Coast Guard announced that they...
Blog Post: April 16, 2013
Baykeeper is working to end the destructive and unregulated practice of fracking to extract gas and oil from wells across California. Because California has no regulation of this process, oil companies are being allowed to extract oil from our state’s bedrock with no protections in place for the...
Monthly Column: March 1, 2013
When an oil tanker hit one of the Bay Bridge towers on a foggy morning in early January, it was a wake-up call for everyone who cares about San Francisco Bay. The collision between the tanker, the Overseas Reymar, and the bridge could have led to a real disaster. The tanker was carrying no oil as...

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