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Richmond officials approve restrictions on Chevron refinery

Submitted by News Desk on Sat, 06/07/2008 - 10:18am
RICHMOND, Calif.—Richmond officials have approved new restrictions on the amount and type of crude oil Chevron Corp. can process at its Bay Area refinery.

Richmond's Planning Commission voted 3-2 Friday for a "comprehensive crude cap" as part of Chevron's proposed expansion of its waterfront oil refinery. Commissioners will meet later this month to discuss details of the cap.

Richmond puts limits on Chevron refinery

Submitted by News Desk on Fri, 06/06/2008 - 10:00pm
(06-06) 11:54 PDT Richmond - -- Richmond's Planning Commission agreed early Friday to limit the amount of a new type of crude oil that Chevron can process at its refinery in the city, a decision that drew cheers from environmental groups concerned that a planned expansion of the plant would increase air pollution.


Richmond limits Chevron's crude oil processing

Submitted by News Desk on Thu, 06/05/2008 - 4:56pm
Planners weigh new restrictions on Chevron to ease concerns about equipment upgrade

By Katherine Tam

 Richmond city officials slammed a restriction on the crude the Chevron refinery can process if it upgrades its equipment, a major provision that they say will ease public concerns over increased pollution and health risks.

The city's five-member Planning Commission made the decision around 12:15 a.m. Friday after more than five hours of public testimony and deliberation.


Chevron talked about expansion plans

Submitted by News Desk on Wed, 06/04/2008 - 10:00pm

RICHMOND, CA (KGO) -- Hundreds of people packed a high school auditorium in Richmond Thursday night to talk about Chevron's plan to expand its operation there. It's a contentious issue because it would mean hundreds of jobs, but some residents are worried about the trade-offs.

The meeting continued for more than four hours. Still, no decision from the Richmond Planning Commission which could green-light the project, turn it down, or send it back to Chevron for more information.

Dozens protest oil spills, human rights violations outside Chevron

Submitted by News Desk on Wed, 05/28/2008 - 1:18pm

SAN RAMON — As business leaders were gathered inside Chevron's corporate headquaraters for the company's annual shareholders meeting today, dozens of activists outside the gates protested the company's alleged environmental and human rights abuses in Ecuador and other parts of the world.

"I'm here to tell Chevron that what they've done to my community is a disaster," Mercedes Jaramillo, of Ecuador, said tearfully.


Local Labor Unions Voice Support for Richmond Refinery Renewal Project

Submitted by News Desk on Fri, 05/09/2008 - 11:51am

Bay Area businesses may pay fee for emissions

Submitted by News Desk on Fri, 05/09/2008 - 11:49am

San Francisco -- Thousands of Bay Area businesses - from boutique hotels to mammoth oil refineries - are poised to pay some of the nation's first fees tied to greenhouse gas emissions under a plan proposed by regional air pollution regulators.


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