The whistleblowers have charged that BAAQMD illegally destroyed many documents. Some of the documents showed that the Air District pulled punches in handling violations by some polluters, including the Tesoro refinery in Martinez and Pacific Steel Casting, long a source of pollution plaguing West Berkeley.
Last February the whistleblowers, Michael Bachmann, the former manager of documents ,and his assistant Sarah Steele, filed legal charges against BAAQMD for destroying the documents and firing them. This public forum will describe the whistleblowers’ experiences of trying to alert BAAQMD management about this issue, and what’s happened since.
Dr. Larry Rose, former Chief Medical Officer Cal-OSHA
David Anders, Lawyer for Hunters Point/Bay View/Treasure Island Health and Safety Whistleblowers
Steve Ingraham, long time environmental activist
Steve Zeltzer, KPFA WorkWeek Radio
United Public Workers For Action