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Federal Report on Chevron Fire Recommends Overhaul of Safety Regulations

December 16, 2013 | 5:35 pm

Federal Report on Chevron Fire Recommends Overhaul of Safety Regulations

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The US Chemical Safety Board released its report on the 2012 Chevron fire today, calling for massive overhaul and reform.

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On Anniversary of Richmond Fire, Activists to Remember; Chevron Pays

August 6, 2013 | 9:07 am

On Anniversary of Richmond Fire, Activists to Remember; Chevron Pays

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At 6:25 Tuesday night, activists in Richmond will gather at the city’s Civic Center. They will ring a bell 15 times to commemorate the 15,000 Richmond residents who went to the hospital one year ago following the refinery fire. Activist Andres Soto says the ceremony will have a different tone from Saturday’s protest, when more […]

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News Pix: Lake Merritt Restoration, Oakland Ex-Cons Give Back, Environmental Drones

June 7, 2013 | 12:34 pm

News Pix: Lake Merritt Restoration, Oakland Ex-Cons Give Back, Environmental Drones

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Workers began demolishing parts of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge over San Pablo Bay this week in preparation for repairs on the eastbound section. The work is expected to take 90 days. (Tawanda Kanhema / Richmond Confidential) More than 10 years after Oakland residents approved the nearly $200 million Measure DD, the restoration of Lake Merritt […]

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Chevron Fined Nearly $1 Million for Refinery Fire

January 30, 2013 | 3:23 pm

Chevron Fined Nearly $1 Million for Refinery Fire

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Chevron was fined nearly $1 million by the state on Wednesday in connection with a fire at the company’s San Francisco Bay area refinery last year that sent a cloud of gas and black smoke over residential areas. The California Division of Occupation Safety and Health said investigators found “willful violations” […]

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January 4, 2013 | 8:04 am

A.M. Splash: Climate Change Threatens Tahoe Clarity; Firefighters May Have Gouged Chevron Pipe; Court Summons Romo in Altercation

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Climate change threatens Tahoe’s snow levels, lake clarity (Santa Cruz Sentinel) Lake Tahoe is “the fairest picture the whole earth affords,” Mark Twain once wrote. Its crystal blue waters, surrounded by stunning snowy mountains, define one of California’s crown jewels as an American landmark. It attracts 3 million skiers, boaters, campers, hikers and other visitors […]

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November 28, 2012 | 8:20 am

A.M. Splash: Sequence of Storms Moving in; New Refinery Fire Lawsuit; Toxic Chemicals Prevalent

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River of rain headed toward Bay Area (SF Chronicle) The respite is over – get ready for a deluge. An “atmospheric river” of rain will storm into the Bay Area on Wednesday morning and unleash torrents of precipitation across the region through Sunday, forecasters said. The driving rain and blowing wind will wallop everything from […]

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November 20, 2012 | 9:28 am

A.M. Splash: Calif. Cap-and-Trade Start Called a Success; HP Blames Aquisition for Huge Writedown; Dispute Could Slow Chevron Restart

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California’s first cap-and-trade auction sells out, declared ‘a success’ (SJ Mercury News) State regulators on Monday celebrated the results of last week’s first-ever auction of California greenhouse gas emission permits, declaring the long-awaited kickoff to the nation’s first effort to put a price on carbon pollution a success. The state did not disclose how many […]

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Analyst: No Gas Shortages During Price Hikes

November 15, 2012 | 3:52 pm

Analyst: No Gas Shortages During Price Hikes

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A new study says that when Californians were paying more at the pump for gas this spring and fall supply was actually increasing. Independent energy analyst Robert McCullough told a California State Senate Select Committee today he can’t rule out the possibility that Chevron, Shell and Exxon manipulated prices. McCullough analyzed data on nitrogen oxide […]

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Chevron Air Monitoring Program Languishes

September 14, 2012 | 10:53 am

Chevron Air Monitoring Program Languishes

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By Jennifer Gollan, The Bay Citizen Six air monitoring stations that Chevron agreed to install at its Richmond refinery in 2010 were not put in place, which might have slowed warnings about the danger of pollutants released during the refinery’s disastrous August fire, city officials and air quality regulators say. The company pledged to install […]

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Air District to Improve Refinery Fire Response

September 10, 2012 | 1:27 pm

Air District to Improve Refinery Fire Response

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Mistakes were made in alerting the public about potentially dangerous pollution created by a huge fire at a Chevron Corp. refinery last month, regulators said Monday. The disclosure came as the Bay Area Air Quality Management District held a public meeting in San Francisco to discuss its response and the myriad investigations […]

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