Instead of keeping ChevronTexaco’s Richmond refinery from polluting San Francisco Bay with dioxin, mercury, nickel, and selenium at excessive levels, regulators have issued a permit for it, according to a lawsuit by Communities for a Better Environment.
California dentists have agreed to adhere to state Proposition 65 and warn patients that mercury can “cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.” This follows a December $350,000 settlement with the San Francisco-based environmental group As You Sow.
A standoff between the San Francisco Municipal Railway (Muni) and the city Board of Supervisors may result in Muni’s adoption of a diesel-electric hybrid technology that does not meet California’s new, more stringent emissions standards.
The Bush Administration is attempting to remove key protections for forests and waterways in the 24 million acres covered by the 1994 Northwest Forest Plan, the landmark plan governing logging in Oregon, Washington, and northwestern California.
World Water SA president Ric Davidge has withdrawn his company’s application to haul water from the Gualala and Albion rivers in polyfiber bags for sale to San Diego.