Baykeeper Updates Related to Bay-Safe Industry

Blog Post: April 12, 2016
Baykeeper is keeping up the pressure to block Valero Energy Corporation’s plan to enlarge the train yard at its Benicia refinery. In February, the Benicia Planning Commission unanimously voted against Valero’s crude oil train project. Valero appealed to the Benicia City Council, which is holding...
Blog Post: April 8, 2016
CSL, a metal plating and coating company in Santa Clara, recently agreed to keep contaminated rainwater from running off of its site and into storm drains that eventually flow to San Francisco Bay. Baykeeper sued the company under the federal Clean Water Act because its storm water runoff contained...
Blog Post: March 8, 2016
In the 32nd victory for Baykeeper’s Bay-Safe Industry Campaign, San Rafael Rock Quarry recently agreed to improve its operations to protect San Francisco Bay from contaminated runoff. The quarry is on the Bay shoreline, and during rainstorms, polluted rainwater has run off the site directly into...
Blog Post: February 5, 2016
Mission Trail Waste Systems, Inc., a garbage and recycling facility in Santa Clara, recently agreed to keep contaminated rainwater from running off the site and into storm drains that empty into tributaries of San Francisco Bay. Baykeeper sued the company under the Clean Water Act because storm...
BK In The News: January 12, 2016
Under threat of legal action from San Francisco Baykeeper, operators of a waste management plant in South San Francisco agreed to clean up their act and reduce potentially harmful runoff from spilling into San Francisco Bay. The South San Francisco Scavenger Company and Blue Line Transfer Station...
BK In The News: January 6, 2016
The worst environmental nightmare on the bay in years. The economic savior of a battered town. Depending on who’s talking, those are the takes on a plan to install a massive cement mill and a shipping terminal on the southern edge of Vallejo. . . According to George Torgun, managing attorney for...
BK In The News: December 28, 2015
In the 30th victory for Baykeeper’s Bay-Safe Industry Campaign, the operators of a waste disposal and recycling facility on the San Francisco Bay shoreline recently agreed to keep polluted storm water out of the Bay.
Blog Post: December 23, 2015
In the 30th victory for Baykeeper’s Bay-Safe Industry Campaign, the operators of a waste disposal and recycling facility on the San Francisco Bay shoreline recently agreed to keep polluted storm water out of the Bay. Blue Line Transfer, Inc. and South San Francisco Scavenger Company, Inc. will make...
Blog Post: November 18, 2015
A bulk shipping port and cement plant proposed along the shores of Mare Island Strait in Vallejo could contaminate San Francisco Bay and nearby communities, Baykeeper recently told Vallejo city leaders. Baykeeper is particularly concerned that the terminal would be used to ship dirty fossil fuels...
Blog Post: October 5, 2015
Shamrock Materials, Inc. recently agreed to implement pollution controls at its San Rafael concrete production plant in order to protect San Francisco Bay from contaminated runoff. Baykeeper brought suit under the Clean Water Act based on the company’s reports of pollution in storm water running...

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