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Richmond City Leaders, Community Groups Excoriate Chevron Over Oil Spill; Want Discussion Over Refinery’s Future


On a Zoom call with environmental and community advocacy groups, Richmond City Councilman Eduardo Martinez called the spill “another accident that could have been prevented”... Ben Eichenberg, staff...

State Tells Schnitzer To Clean Up Pollution Caused By Oakland Shredder

Bay City News

State environmental regulators surprised an Oakland metal recycling facility on Tuesday with a 97-page "Enforcement Order for Corrective Action," directing its owner to prepare a plan to clean up...

Herring Fishermen Sue Chevron Over California Oil Leak

Courthouse News

A group of fishermen seek punitive damages and funding to monitor the health of Pacific herring after an oil spill leaked 700 gallons of oil into a prime fish spawning habitat... Last week, the...

'A clear danger': oil spill in California city revives calls to cut ties with Chevron

The Guardian

Emergency crews in Richmond, California, are rushing to clean up an estimated 600 gallons of oil that spilled from a Chevron refinery into the San Francisco Bay. Details on the spill are still scant...

The latest Chevron oil spill in the Bay, what happened and what’s next?


Audio interview with Baykeepeer Executive Director Sejal Choksi-Chugh about Chevron's oil spill in the Bay.

Investigation promised: Officials criticize Chevron response to oil spill

KRON4 News

A petroleum product leak that spilled an estimated five gallons a minute Tuesday afternoon at the Chevron refinery long wharf in Richmond is drawing criticism from some elected officials and an...

Chevron estimates up to 750 gallons of mixture spilled into the Bay

KTVU Fox News

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife said Wednesday that the impact from Tuesday's petroleum product leak at the Chevron refinery long wharf in Richmond appears to be centered near the city...

Investigan derrame de petróleo en la bahía de San Francisco

Telemundo Área de la Bahía

Autoridades investigan la causa de una fuga que provocó el derrame de cinco galones de productos derivados del petróleo en la bahía de San Francisco el martes por la tarde en el muelle de la...

Marin bay monitors remain watchful after oil spill

Marin Independent Journal

An oil spill at the Chevron refinery in Richmond this week did not pose any immediate threats to Marin County’s shoreline or wildlife, officials said Wednesday. The spill was reported just before 3:...

Chevron Richmond Refinery Spill: As Crews Mop Up, Investigators Move In


Federal, state and local agencies are continuing to investigate a spill from a wharf at Chevron's Richmond refinery that spread for several miles across San Francisco Bay, prompted a health advisory...

DTSC Settles With Metal Shredder, But Groups Seek Broad Haz-Waste Rules

Inside EPA

California’s toxics department has struck a $4.1 million settlement with a metal-shredding company in Oakland over allegations that the facility violated state environmental laws, but...

Why the pandemic may be causing a rising tide of abandoned boats in the San Francisco Bay

SF Gate

In early November, two boats washed ashore on the rocks just off the Safe Harbor Emeryville... The battered boats are not so mysterious, however, to Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director at SF...


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