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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
Judge Orders Oakland Police Reforms, Says Mayor Schaaf Did Not Honor Her Word Monday Jul 17th 6:04 PM
Campaign to defund OPD challenges Oakland City Council Sunday Jul 16th 2:51 PM
Protesters Shut Down Oakland City Council Meeting, Call for Budget That Responds to Oakland's Needs Sunday Jul 16th 2:47 PM
Prosecution Not Promotion - Protest OPD Promotions Ceremony Thursday Jul 13th 4:10 PM
Berkeley: Trump Supporters Kicked Out of Town by Community (11 comments) Sunday Jul 9th 11:49 AM
Shut Down YIMBY Town (2 comments) Saturday Jul 8th 3:49 PM
Act for Mumia’s Freedom, Free Mumia! End the DA’s Cover-Up! Monday Jul 3rd 10:16 AM
Legislature Advances Bill To Stop Secret Surveillance In California Thursday Jun 29th 2:41 PM
John Ramondetta Exposed to Berkeley Community as Neo-Nazi Organizer Thursday Jun 29th 12:45 PM
Oakland Calls for Trump Impeachment (2 comments) Wednesday Jun 28th 5:30 PMMore Local News...
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Report On Cuban Labor Movement & Cuba's Health and Tourism Union by Victor Manuel Lemagne, Friday Jun 30th 9:19 PM
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 PMMore Global News...
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THE WARRIORS: WHEN WILL THE EXCESSES OF PROFESSIONAL SPORTS END? Wednesday Jul 19th 11:22 PM
UK Wars R US: exMI5 on agent Tunworth Manchester op...7-18-17 Mouse Report Tuesday Jul 18th 2:42 PM
Omni & Food Not Bombs RASISM torwards INDIGENOUS Community Thursday Jul 13th 1:48 PM
Calling out left's Russia bs...7-11-17 Mouse Report (1 comment) Tuesday Jul 11th 3:37 PM
Anna Mae Discovers America...Celebration Cancelled...7-4-17 Mouse Report (1 comment) Tuesday Jul 4th 2:39 PM
Killing the Co-worker...6-27-17 Mouse Report Tuesday Jun 27th 10:51 PM
Wonder War...6-20-17 Mouse Report (1 comment) Tuesday Jun 20th 1:44 PM
30 OPD officers Guilty (No Firings) of Child Molestation/Pimping as City Pays 1 Million (1 comment) Monday Jun 19th 11:12 AM
Behind Russia-gate...6-12-17 Weapons Stn. Protest...6-13-17 Mouse Report Tuesday Jun 13th 3:28 PM
Fracked black box 3/5 voters hacked...6-6-17 Mouse Report Tuesday Jun 6th 7:41 PMOpen Newswire...
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