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Inspectors with the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board on the scene of the August 6, 2012 fire at the Chevron refinery in Richmond. (CBS)

Richmond Community Meeting Provides Update On Chevron Refinery Fire Investigation

Members of several investigative agencies provided an update on the Chevron Refinery fire for residents of the West County community on Monday.

08/28/2012

Smoke rises from the Richmond Chevron refinery fire (CBS)

3 Weeks After Fire, Hydrocarbons Still Leaking At Richmond Refinery

Smog-producing hydrocarbons are still leaking at unlawful levels at the Chevron oil refinery in the wake of the Aug. 6 fire, but pollution control officials said they expect to stop it by Tuesday.

08/27/2012

The Carnival Splendor

Strict New California Coast Sewage Rules Enacted For Cruise Ships

The Environmental Protection Agency Thursday signed a rule that bans cruise ships and other large vessels from dumping sewage within three miles of California’s coastline. Federal officials estimate this will cut down on 90 percent of the sewage that could previously be discharged legally.

02/10/2012

Ships load scrap metal at Sims Metal Management at the Port of Redwood City. (US Environmental Protection Agency)

Feds Accuse Peninsula Metal Recycler Of Dumping Toxics Into Bay

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is ordering a company that shreds and recycles scrap metal to stop discharging a rash of toxic pollutants into the San Francisco Bay.

01/10/2012

Water flows toward the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge from San Pablo Bay (CBS)

Richmond Superfund Site Remains Contaminated Despite EPA Cleanup

Fish at 2 waterways in Richmond’s Inner Harbor have shown steadily higher levels of pesticide contamination despite the clean-up of an adjacent Superfund site more than 16 years ago.

01/05/2012

new fuel economy stickers

EPA Explains New Fuel Economy Stickers In Palo Alto

The EPA is unveiling new fuel economy stickers for cars aimed at helping consumers compare the fuel efficiency of the vehicles.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/25/2011

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Court Rejects Challenge To California’s Clean Air Rules

A federal appeals court rejected a legal challenge Friday that sought to bar implementation of a California regulation meant to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by forcing automakers to make and sell less polluting cars in the state.

CBS San Francisco–04/29/2011

A California condor. (AP)

Environmental Group Sues Gov’t Over Pesticide Poisonings

Environmentalists are accusing the federal government of failing to prevent the pesticide poisonings of California condors and more than 200 other endangered and threatened species.

CBS San Francisco–01/21/2011

U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) (R) talks with Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) while touring the Stion production facility on October 25, 2010 in San Jose. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Boxer, Feinstein Ask EPA To Set Chromium 6 Standards In Water

Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein are calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to protect the public from cancer-causing hexavalent chromium following a report that found the compound in the tap water of 31 cities across the country.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–12/21/2010

Solar Panels (AP)

San Francisco Awarded For Green Power Initiatives

San Francisco has been awarded a 2010 Green Power Leadership Award from the U.S. Environment Protection Agency for the measures taken to generate clean energy for itself, according to an announcement by Mayor Gavin Newsom.

CBS San Francisco–10/25/2010

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