April 2024

April 17, 2024
“Rising Waters Bring New Toxics Threat to Hunters Point”

March 2024

March 8, 2024:

Read San Francisco Chronicle story:

“Toxic groundwater, sea level rise latest challenges in long-running S.F. shipyard cleanup”

February 2024

February 22, 2024:

Read about Association of Tennis Professional Player Mackenzie McDonald’s donation to Greenaction from his involvement in ATP’s Carbon Tracker Program to address climate pollution.

Click here to read the article on atptour.com

January 2024

January 7, 2024

“The decades-long fight in a community treated as a dumping ground – In tiny Kettleman City, farmworkers and other residents made inroads with a civil rights agreement. But they’re still battling pollution.”

Read great article by The Center for Public Integrity

December 2023

December 7, 2023

“Exclusive: Radioactive objects turn up at S.F. site slated to become huge waterfront neighborhood — again”

Read The SF Chronicle article here


December 7, 2023 :  More Press Coverage of Greenaction & Community Press Conference and Legal Action against Navy and EPA:

“Radioactive Objects Found at San Francisco’s Hunters Point Naval Shipyard Raise New Concerns”

KQED/National Public Radio

“Navy, EPA bungled Hunters Point cleanup, upcoming lawsuit alleges”


November 2023

November 27, 2023:

Check out this news story and a short video produced by students about Kettleman City’s Environmental Justice struggle!

Saratoga students earn film festival honors for ‘Environmental Justice’” – Mercury News


June 2023

June 29, 2023:

How rising groundwater, toxic soil threaten SF Bay, health” | Climate Change

Click here to read the Article – sfexaminer.com

May 2023

May 17, 2023:

California Bans Sale of New Diesel Trucks by 2036

Click here to read the article by Prism featuring Greenaction

April 2023

April 7, 2023:

“Fresh concerns raised about the cleanup of Hunters Point Shipyard”

Click here to read the article by the San Francisco Examiner


March 2023

March 24, 2023:


SF Bayview air quality fears halt Recology concrete crushing

San Francisco News | sfexaminer.com Click here to read the article


March 21, 2023:

Greenaction & Allies Challenge USEPA and Tetra Tech over testing for
contamination in East Palestine, Ohio from toxic train disaster.

February 2023

February 17, 2023:

DTSC Issues Guidance For Considering Sea-Level Rise In Site Cleanups


January 2023

January 25, 2023:

Read the CalMatters article:

Out of State, Out of Mind – by Robert Lewis


December 2022

December 8, 2022:

San Francisco Examiner front page story featuring Greenaction’s Kamillah Ealom:

“How Company Key to Climate Change Fight Harms SF Residents”


December 5, 2022:

The Elusive Quest for Environmental Justice at Hunters Point

Read news story in Earth Island Journal


October 2022

October 6, 2022:

“Hunters Point Superfund Site May Not Get Full Cleanup”

Read The New Ledge article here



September 2022

September 30, 2022:

Read San Francisco Examiner story:

“Hunters Point Shipyard Toxic Bowl of Soup Cleanup May Finally Be in Sight”


Read San Francisco Bay View Newspaper story:

“Board of Supervisors supporting Community demands for full cleanup of Shipyard”


August 2022

August 17, 2022:

San Francisco Examiner Top Story:

“It’s a disgrace”: Mayor Breed dismisses civil grand jury report on hunters point shipyard


May 2022

May 31, 2022:

Read Bombshell San Francisco Civil Grand Jury report on sea-level rise induced groundwater rise at the former Hunters Point Naval Shipyard.

Buried Problems and a Buried Process: The Hunters Point Naval Shipyard in a Time of Climate Change”


“Hunter’s Point could face ‘toxic soup’ of contaminants due to climate change”

Click here to read the SF Examiner article by 


May 17, 2022:

Read InsideEPA.com article about Greenaction demanding action from USEPA on civil rights violations by CalEPA/Department of Toxic Substances Control

EPA Plans Talks With DTSC After EJ Advocates Raise Civil Rights Concerns


April 2022

April 22, 2022:

“Youth-Led SF Climate March Commemorates Earth Day With Focus on Environmental, Racial Justice”

Click here to watch the video / read the article on NBC Bay Area

April 22, 2022:

“How a community-led organization is fighting for those affected by environmental racism”

ABC News Earth Day segment featuring Greenaction


February 2022

February 23, 2022:

“Can the California Department of Toxic Substances be Trusted to Clean Up Vulnerable Communities”

Read the news article from Capital & Main by Dan Ross


December 2021

December 24, 2021: 

“What Transparency? Mayor Breed not disclosing subject matter of certain meetings”

Read the San Francisco Examiner article by Jeff Elder


December 15, 2021: 

“The Federal Infrastructure Bill Promises Transformative Investments In Environmental Justice”

Read the article on the Center for Health Journalism website

November 2021

November 27, 2021

“In San Francisco’s Bayview-Hunters Point Neighborhood, Advocates Have Taken Air Monitoring Into Their Own Hands”

Inside Climate News, an article by Elena Shao


November 21, 2021

“How San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood is battling toxic air”

Read the San Francisco Examiner article Here

October 2021

October 16, 2021

“Kings County residents report headaches, asthma inflamed by nearby compost fire”

Read the Fresno Bee newspaper article

October 8, 2021

San Francisco Examiner article:

“Bayview Air Monitoring Program Helps Residents Breathe Easier”

September 2021

September 29, 2021

“In Bayview, Air Power for the People”

Read 48Hills.org media coverage

September 7, 2021

“Climate anxiety is real. How local grief groups combat the pain”

Read the SF Examiner Article by Jessica Wolfrom


August 2021


August 27, 2021

“Greenaction Champions Cleaner Air for Bayview Hunters Point with Pollution Tracking”

(featuring Greenaction and our Bayview Hunters Point partners fighting for clean air and environmental justice)

Check out this ABC7 News segment Here

August 11, 2021

“Air Pollution Tracking Project Launches in SF Bayview”
by Noah Arroyo, Read the SF Public Press Article here


Aug 4, 2021

Greenaction and Richmond Community Groups File Lawsuit against California EPA & Department of Toxic Substances Control over proposed housing development on contaminated waterfront site.”

Read media coverage and the lawsuit:

KPIX5 CBS SF Bayarea: https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2021/08/04/environmentalists-suing-over-proposed-richmond-housing-development-at-contaminated-waterfront-site/

Eastbay Times: State agencies face lawsuit over approval of Richmond housing development – East Bay Times

Read a copy of our lawsuit against DTSC and CalEPA


June 2021

June 19, 2021

“Toxic Battle Revived in San Francisco over Hunters Point Shipyard Superfund Site” Read San Francisco Chronicle front-page story

June 18, 2021

“What Islais Creek tells us about rising sea levels in San Francisco” Read San Francisco Examiner story

May 2021

May 14, 2021

 “Greenaction and Environmental Justice allies call for reform at California Department of Toxic Substances Control” Read the Holtville Tribune article here.

May 13, 2021

 “Beyond roads and bridges: Experts push to consider nature as essential ‘infrastructure’ | 48 hills” Read the 48 Hills article by Tom Molanphy here.

April 2021

April 28, 2021

 Earth Day 2021 in San Francisco – coverage of People’s Earth Day protest at City Hall

Read the San Francisco Bayview National Black newspaper story here.

September 2020

September 3, 2020

 “Three SF supervisors, environmental groups seek ouster of health official after Chronicle investigation” Read the San Francisco Chronicle article here.

September 2, 2020:

“The air is bad all over the city. It’s way worse in Bayview Hunters Point”.

Read the 48 Hills article here.

August 2020

August 24, 2020:

Air Pollution Worsens COVID-19, but Bay Area Emissions Limits Are Unchanged 

Read SF Public press article here

August 27, 2020:

“Bay Area air regulatory agency’s oversight, enforcement challenged in new report.”

Read San Francisco Business Times story here

    August 28, 2020:

    “Extremely unlikely that they will find anything. A helicopter scan for radioactivity at SF’s former bases had limited value. The city relied on it anyway”.

    Read the San Francisco Chronicle article here. 

    August 19, 2020

    “Bayview Hunters Point can’t breathe”. Read the SF Bay View newspaper article here.

    June 2020

    June 25, 2020

    Kettleman City COVID-19 Relief Project video. Click here to watch.

    June 23, 2020

    “Clean Harbors” to close their toxic waste landfill in farmworker community of Westmorland, California.

    Read the press release from Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice and our community partner Comite Civico del Valle. 

    May 2020

    May 12, 2020

    “Toxic Metals Found in Shipyard Neighbors but Source Still Unknown”

    Read the San Francisco Public Press Article here. 

    March 2020 

    March 9, 2020

    “Bayview Hunters Point tests its air”

    Finding sites for the Marie Harrison Air Monitoring Network puts the needs of the Bayview back in the hands of the community

    Read the 48Hills article here.

    December 2019

    December 19, 2019

    “Where the air is never spared”

    Bayview Hunters Point activists install air monitors to honor the memory of activist Marie Harrison

    Read the 48Hills article here. 

    December, 12 2019

    Bayview Hunters Point Biomonitoring Project Awarded Packard Foundation Grant

    Read the San Francisco Bayview article here. 

    September 2019

    September 19, 2019

    SF’s Treasure Island, Poised for Building Boom, Escaped Listing as Superfund Site

    Read the San Francisco Chronicle New Story here.

    September 5, 2019

    Air District Reverses Prior Support for India Basin Development Project due to ‘Unacceptable’ Air Pollution

    Read the San Francisco Bayview Newspaper Story here.

    August 2019

    August 9, 2019

    California’s largest recycling plant closes all stations statewide

    Read the Fox KTVU News Story

    July 2019

    July 11, 2019

     Equity Groups Urge CalEPA To Extend Civil Rights Pact To Meet Deadlines

    Read the InsideCalEPA News Story

    MAY 2019

    May 10, 2019

    City mourns loss of passionate Bayview community advocate Marie Harrison

    City mourns loss of passionate Bayview community advocate Marie Harrison

    Read the San Francisco Examiner news story

    Marie Harrison, Hunters Point environmental activist, dies

    Read the San Francisco Chronicle news story
    May 7, 2019

    Crusader for Environmental Justice in Bayview Dies

    Marie Harrison, 71, advocated for a proper cleanup of the Hunters Point Shipyard for years before city officials were compelled to notice.

    Read the SFWeekly news story
    May 6, 2019

    Marie Harrison, Tireless Fighter for Environmental Justice, 
    Dies at 71

    Read Mission Local news story

    APRIL 2019

    April 27, 2019

    Greenaction challenges state’s claim of no safety hazards on site next to Hunters Point Shipyard Superfund Site

    Read San Francisco Examiner news story

    MARCH 2019

    March 19, 2019

    Greenaction Issues Health & Pollution Warning for India Basin Park, San Francisco

    Read San Francisco Examiner media coverage
    March 17, 2019

    Greenaction & Bayview Hunters Point residents Protest Lennar’s Luxury Home “Open House” to vent to raise health and pollution concerns

    Read San Francisco Examiner media coverage.
    March 15, 2019

    Greenaction, Whistleblowers & Residents of Treasure Island Sound the Alarm about radioactive and toxic”cleanup”

    Read San Francisco Examiner media coverage.
    Click here to view photos
    Click here to read more about the press conference
    Other related publications: Media silent as Navy digs 1,280 radiological objects from Treasure Island” Read excellent story by investigative reporter Carol Harvey
    March 14, 2019

    Eyes wide open at the Hunters Point Shipyard


    JANUARY 2019

    January 9, 2019
    Suspected shipyard contractor gets huge state deal for Camp Fire cleanup

    The state agency in charge of wildfire cleanup has awarded a contract worth as much as $250 million to the company at the center of San Francisco’s Superfund scandal — an environmental engineering firm that was caught falsifying soil tests and is being sued by the U.S. Justice Department, whistle-blowers and homeowners. Click here to read more.

    September 14, 2018


    Radioactive Object Found Near Homes at Hunters Point Shipyard Where Government Promised There Was No Radiation

    Read San Francisco Chronicle front page media coverage
    Read Greenaction Press Advisory