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Workers & Environmentalists Demand BAAQMD Executives Be Prosecuted For Destroying Records
Workers and environmentalists called for the investigation and prosecution of BAAQMD executives and top managers for retaliating against Michael Bachmann, mangers for records and Sarah Steel for their reporting the destruction of critical records.
Workers & Activists Demand BAAQMD Executives Be Prosecuted For Destroying Records & Illegally Retaliating Against Agency Whistleblowers
At a board meeting of the Bay Area Air Quality Control District on March 1, 2017, workers, environmentalists and whistleblowers demanded that there be a criminal investigation of the executives and lawyers of the Bay Area Air Quality Management l District for conspiring to bully, intimidate and terminate Documents Manager Michael Bachmann and document protection worker Sarah Steele. They discovered that their managers and executives were conspiring to destroy important documents that would allow companies like Chevron, Shell, Tesoro and Pacific Steel Casting. The destruction of these documents would allow the agency to lower fines and limit the liability of these corporations for illegally releasing toxic materials into the air.
This cover-up of criminal conspiracy to destroy documents and retaliate against Agency workers who blew the whistle requires an independent investigation by the California Attorney General Bacerra who has responsible for oversight of this regional agency.
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The top executives and managers of BAAQMD were involved in a criminal conspiracy to retaliate against agency workers Michael Bachmann and Sarah Steele who exposed the destruction of protected records of pollution control violations.
Hunters Point Bay View environmentalist activist Francisco Da Costa spoke for accountability of the executives of BAAQMD
Dr. Ahimsa Porter Sumchia has fought for the protection of the Hunters Point-Bayview residents. She reported on the failure of the agency to properly protect the residents of BAAQMD.