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Thu Mar 2 2017 (Updated 03/04/17)The Health of the Bay Area Is at Stake Say Whistleblowers
Thu Mar 2 2017 (Updated 03/04/17)Bay Area Air Quality Mngmt District Employees Fired For Exposing Destruction of Records
Two Bay Area Air Quality Management District employees charge in a new lawsuit announced in a February 22 press conference that they were bullied, retaliated against, and fired for exposing the illegal destruction of agency documents that are required to be maintained for a record of the violations of air pollution laws by corporations. Michael Bachmann was a manager of records at the agency and Sarah Steele was a contract employee working on retention of documents. Together, they say that they had tried to stop the destruction of the documents but that the agency's top managers continued to engage in destroying citations, compliance records, and settlement agreements for air pollution control violations by major companies like Chevron, Shell, Tosco, Pacific Steel Casting, and many other companies.
Attorneys for Steele and Bachmann released a set of records from 1990-91 involving Tosco refinery, which is now owned by Tesoro, that were saved by the pair. It shows a list of penalties against Tosco, including a $1,000 penalty reduced to $750 that involved an “excessive visible emission” at the acid plant. Major bay area polluters have been able to significantly reduce their fines because there is no record of previous violations and organized destruction of documents allowed these companies to limit their liability for violating air quality control standards over many decades.
Read More | Workers/Environmentalists Demand BAAQMD Executives Be Prosecuted For Destroying Records
Report on Projection at Oakland Coliseum (1 comment) Wednesday May 17th 9:34 PM
Commemorate revolutionary resistance and Judi Bari Day Wednesday May 17th 1:08 PM
UC UAW 2865 Calls For Resignation of UC Pres Janet Napolitano "we support ...resignation" (1 comment) Tuesday May 16th 4:36 PM
Paying More for Being Poor — Bias and Disparity in California’s Traffic Court System Monday May 15th 7:13 PM
Tell Oakland's City Council: Defund OPD, Invest in Community Monday May 15th 11:20 AM
Rob Bonta bill AB 423 fails in legislature to preserve Oakland SRO hotels Saturday May 13th 9:00 AM
An Open Letter to the Berkeley City Council: Police Militarization, Urban Shield and Trump (1 comment) Friday May 12th 4:49 PM
Standing Rock Copwatchers in the Bay Area Thursday May 11th 2:05 PM
Oakland Committee Voting On Ending Secretive Surveillance (1 comment) Monday May 8th 9:58 AM
California Apartment Association suspends legal challenges against Richmond rent control Saturday May 6th 9:56 PMMore Local News...
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KPFA Pacifica WorkWeek Looks At NNU Single Pay Campaign And CWA West AT&T Contract Fight Friday Mar 31st 2:37 PM
Korean Labor And The Impeachment & BAAQMD Retaliation And Document Destruction Monday Mar 20th 5:07 PM
HUD Secretary Ben Carson supports $6.2 billion in budget cuts to HUD (1 comment) Friday Mar 17th 3:52 AM
In condemned remarks, HUD Secretary Ben Carson calls slaves “immigrants” Monday Mar 6th 9:07 PM
HUD Secretary Ben Carson leads subsidized renters & union employees into uncertain future Friday Mar 3rd 1:57 AM
Milo Yiannopoulos' false narratives and liberals cherry picking the left. Sunday Feb 5th 7:14 AM
Should someone 5150 Trump for being a threat to himself and everyone else? (1 comment) Saturday Jan 14th 8:19 PM
Mumia Wins Federal Court Victory On Hep-C Treatment! Thursday Jan 5th 8:22 PM
Trump accuses millions of voting illegally this past election (2 comments) Monday Nov 28th 6:15 PM
As Protests Gain Momentum In Bay Area, Trump Campaign Is Scrubbing His Website Thursday Nov 10th 9:29 PMMore Global News...
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What Seth Rich?...5-16-17 Mouse Report (1 comment) Tuesday May 16th 3:54 PM
Snuff Monsters 'R' US...5-9-17 Mouse Report Tuesday May 9th 3:21 PM
Media gas attack ad nauseum...5-2-17 Mouse Report (1 comment) Tuesday May 2nd 2:50 PM
7th Annual 9-11 (was an Inside Job) 4 Day Stop Driving Global Warming now Monthly Thursday Apr 27th 3:53 AM
IFPTE20 March For Science -Denialists/Charters, Workers Memorial Day & OSHA MayDay ILWU Tuesday Apr 25th 11:32 PM
People's Park 48th Birthday Party Tuesday Apr 25th 1:09 PM
5300 Port Chicago Hwy. tracks protest...4-18-17 Mouse Report Tuesday Apr 18th 2:08 PM
Media Bull on Syria (2 comments) Tuesday Apr 11th 2:26 PM
Media Gas Attack on Syria (1 comment) Tuesday Apr 4th 2:28 PM
London Gladio B Op & SF's Frankenstein Mayor (1 comment) Tuesday Mar 28th 2:58 PMOpen Newswire...
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