BAYKEEPER IN THE NEWS
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Low numbers of baby salmon portend disaster for endangered California fish

San Francisco Chronicle

Alarmingly low numbers of baby salmon are surviving their journey down the Sacramento River to the sea, confirming conservationists’ fears that low flows and high river temperatures during the...

Environmentalists blast California’s revised metal shredding rules

InsideEPA

Environmentalists are blasting a proposed new emergency regulation by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) that appears to modify an earlier emergency rule on metal shredding...

Richmond reaches settlement to proceed with coal ban by 2027

San Francisco Chronicle

After legal battles with the coal industry, Richmond has reached an agreement with its shipping port and its suppliers to halt shipments and storage of coal by the end of 2026, eliminating the dust-...

Richmond City Council, Levin Terminal Plan to Phase Out Handling Coal, ‘Petcoke’ by 2026

KPIX CBS SF Bay Area

RICHMOND (CBS SF) — Richmond city officials on Friday announced a new plan for the city to phase out the handling of coal and “petcoke” at the Levin Richmond Marine Terminal in the next five years,...

Toxins Long Buried May Surface as Groundwater Rises

NBC Bay Area

An NBC Bay Area investigation reveals a present danger from toxic materials, some buried more than a century ago. Scientists are only now beginning to understand the urgent threat as new science...

Chevron Says It Failed to Detect Pipeline Corrosion That Led to Bay Fuel Spill

KQED

Chevron says inspections at its Richmond refinery failed to detect corrosion on a pipeline that leaked hundreds of gallons of diesel fuel into the bay last February, a disclosure that one local...

Chevron Says It Failed to Detect Pipeline Corrosion That Led to Bay Fuel Spill

KQED

Chevron says inspections at its Richmond refinery failed to detect corrosion on a pipeline that leaked hundreds of gallons of diesel fuel into the bay last February, a disclosure that one local...

Big Storm Leaves San Francisco Bay Waters Strewn With Debris

KPIX CBS SF Bay Area

The big storm brought a lot of much-needed moisture to the Bay Area, but it also brought a lot of stuff into the San Francisco Bay that doesn’t belong in the bay. “Basically, anything that’s in the...

Accomplished Pacifican represents area at inaugural ocean swim in Germany

Pacifica Tribune

Gary Emich is a very avid swimmer. His name is synonymous with open water swimming worldwide. He has literally swum in some of the most challenging waters in the world. Living on Pedro Point, he...

Whistleblower Sets Off Probe Into Illegal Discharge Of Petcoke At Port Of Benicia

KPIX CBS SF Bay Area

BENICIA (KPIX) – An environmental watchdog claims it caught a polluter on camera in the act of repeatedly discharging a petroleum byproduct illegally into the bay at the Port of Benicia. The...

8 Months After Chevron Oil Refinery Spill, Few Answers Surface About Cause

KQED

In the eight months since hundreds of gallons of fuel from Chevron's Richmond oil refinery spilled into the bay, local air regulators and the state's workplace safety agency have issued a handful of...

Huntington Beach Oil Spill: Two Experts Explain What Happens Next

LiveKindly

The environmental impact of the Huntington Beach oil spill will be felt for years to come. Between October 1 and 2, a pipeline leak released around 126,000 gallons (just under 573,000 liters) of...

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