May 2012

$1.96 Million Settlement for 2009 San Francisco Bay Oil Spill May 9, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón and Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley announced today that a $1.96 million settlement was reached in a civil action against the owner and operator of the Dubai Star for causing an oil spill in the San Francisco Bay on October 30, 2009. This civil settlement is the result of a unique partnership between local law enforcement and the California Department of Fish and Game.

“The San Francisco Bay is an environmental treasure that needs to be protected,” said District Attorney George Gascón. “The Dubai Star settlement will ensure our local environment is restored and help deter such events from occurring in the future.”

District Attorney O’Malley praised the settlement as “a victory for environmental restoration and the citizens of the Bay Area who cherish access to clean and safe public beaches.” Ms. O’Malley was thankful for the hard work and cooperation of the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office and the Department of Fish and Game.

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