Environmental Protection Agency
California Sen. Dianne Feinstein is calling for a federal investigation into gasoline price spikes that followed the fire at the Chevron refinery in Richmond earlier this month. The call comes as investigations focus on the type of crude oil used at the site.
Members of several investigative agencies provided an update on the Chevron Refinery fire for residents of the West County community on Monday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The EPA is unveiling new fuel economy stickers for cars aimed at helping consumers compare the fuel efficiency of the vehicles.
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.
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.
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.