Aug 31, 2022

Numerous dead sturgeon found on Mare Island shore amid lethal algae bloom

The massive fish die-off appears to be caused by an algae bloom across the Bay Area....

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  Jun 03, 2022

EPA fines Benicia-based company for selling emissions control-defeating devices

Allied Exhaust Systems, Inc., doing business as Team Allied Distribution, agreed to pay a $1.1 million fine....

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  Apr 09, 2022

Four-alarm fire burns wharf at Port of Benicia

Fire is burning through timber supports under roads going to the wharf....

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  Mar 24, 2022

Valero to pay $345,000 for air quality violations at Benicia refinery in 2017

The bulk of the settlement stemmed from a May 2017 incident when a power outage sent black plumes of smoke into the air and thousands of pounds of toxic gas...

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  Mar 15, 2022

Air District board approves abatement order for longstanding toxic releases at Valero Benicia refinery

Valero released more than 10,000 tons of excess hydrocarbons over 16 years....

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  Mar 04, 2022

Environmental group sues Port of Benicia, Valero over alleged petcoke pollution

San Francisco Baykeeper alleges that port operator Amports has attempted to conceal its conduct by operating at night to prevent anyone from seeing discharges....

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  Feb 15, 2022

Benicia’s mayor calls out Valero’s big war chest ahead of election

The refinery dumped $200,000 into its Working Families for a Strong Benicia PAC last December....

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  Jan 25, 2022

Air district seeks abatement order for ‘significant excess emissions’ at Valero Benicia refinery

The air district called the action “a major shift in the handling of enforcement cases” against the Valero refinery....

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  Nov 18, 2021

Valero to pay $191K for air pollution at Benicia refinery

The settlement does not include 17 notices of violations the air district sent to Valero for an incident in May 2017 when a power outage sent toxic chemicals into the air....

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  Oct 06, 2021

Watchdog alleges routine pollution at Port of Benicia

Baykeeper released photos and videos showing plumes from ships docked at the port....

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  Mar 22, 2021

Fresh Air Vallejo wins environmental award for organizing against the Vallejo Marine Terminal and Orcem Cement factory

JohnGlidden.com staff report | March 22, 2021 VALLEJO– The nonprofit Fresh Air Vallejo...

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  Sep 24, 2020

Benicia plans to open cooling shelter during upcoming heat wave

BENICIA – As the Bay Area braces for another heat wave, the Benicia Senior...

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