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Ghost Fleet Cleanup Protects SF Bay from 300 Tons of Hazardous Waste

Last Friday, I joined Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, Congressmen George Miller and Mike Thompson, and Maritime Administrator David Matsuda at the Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet.  MARAD announced that it is ahead of a court-ordered deadline for it to remove the 57 rusty and deteriorating s

Ghost Fleet inspection shows welcome progress

I'm sharing this space today with guest-blogger and legal fellow Jon Wiener.

Goodbye, Ghost Fleet

This was a good day for the ecology of San Francisco Bay, the people of California, and the rule of law.

Ghost Fleet Images

A few recent pictures. (See my March and October '09 posts for background on the "ghost fleet" in Suisun Bay.)

Two vessels (almost) down, 55 to go. Much work remains to be done.

Today the U.S. Department of Transportation and U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced that two vessels from the Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet will, at long last, be removed for disposal.