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NRC would ‘violate federal law’ by fast-tracking PG&E bid to extend Diablo Canyon nuclear plant, groups say (Environmental Working Group)

CBGDec 9, 20221 min read

“Four environmental organizations once again put the NRC on notice that the agency would violate federal law if it accepts Pacific Gas & Electric’s (PG&E’s) October 31 proposal to resurrect and fast-track its review of PG&E’s long-abandoned 2009 license renewal…

The Elusive Quest for Environmental Justice at Hunters Point (Earth Island Journal)

CBGDec 5, 20221 min read

“In the long-running battle for environmental justice, the former Hunters Point Naval Shipyard in San Francisco is a crucial beachhead. The Navy and EPA have been trying to clean up the radioactive site for decades … But a series of…

Op-Ed: Speaker Pelosi’s farewell gift to San Francisco should be a clean Hunters Point (SF Examiner)

CBGNov 22, 20221 min read

Jeff Ruch, Pacific director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), recently published an op-ed in the San Francisco Examiner. He writes, “As U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi enters her last weeks in leadership, she has the unique opportunity to…

Biden gives PG&E $1 billion to keep Diablo Canyon nuclear plant open (LA Times)

CBGNov 21, 20221 min read

“The federal money doesn’t guarantee Diablo Canyon will stay open longer. But it increases the likelihood of California continuing to rely on the plant, along the Central Coast in San Luis Obispo County — despite decades of anti-nuclear activism and…

The United States of Waste and Woe: Conserving Toxicity at the Santa Susana Field Lab

CBGNov 14, 20221 min read

Listen to an interview with Dan Hirsch, Denise Duffield, and Melissa Bumstead on the podcast Gravity.

San Francisco, EPA Fight Over Hunters Point Shipyard Radiation Cleanup (NBC Bay Area)

CBGOct 10, 20221 min read

“Two decades ago, voters called for the site to be fully cleaned to the most rigorous standards. A stance recently reiterated by Shamann Walton, President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. ‘I also wanted to make it clear, that…

Groups sue to force a more aggressive cleanup of old Rocketdyne site (Courthouse News)

CBGOct 6, 20221 min read

“Three groups filed a petition in Ventura County Superior Court on Thursday to block a settlement signed this year by the state of California and Boeing that set up protocols for cleaning up soil and water in an area occupied…

EPA to Hunters Point: Pound sand. No cleanup as promised for Superfund site (SF Examiner)

CBGOct 6, 20221 min read

Dan Hirsch has published an op-ed in the San Francisco Examiner on the EPA’s recent disclosure that it would not uphold the full cleanup at the Hunters Point Shipyard that the official policy of San Francisco calls for.

At Hunters Point Shipyard, ‘toxic bowl of soup’ cleanup may finally be in sight (SF Examiner)

CBGOct 3, 20221 min read

“After years of bringing attention to the site’s environmental problems with little result, residents’ concerns may finally be taken seriously at City Hall. Notably, District 10 Supervisor Shamann Walton proposed that San Francisco could refuse to take back land from…

Calling for Accountability at the Santa Susana Field Lab

CBGSep 19, 20221 min read

Heal the Bay has fought alongside CBG for the cleanup of the SSFL, and had this to say about last month’s outrageous decision by the LA Water Board.

CBG Critiques of CalEPA Deals with Boeing to Gut Santa Susana Cleanup

CBGSep 14, 20222 min read

On August 11, 2022, the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board held a special hearing in which, despite hours of community testimony overwhelmingly opposing it, the Board approved the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between itself and Boeing. The MOU…