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Chevron: No Health Risk from Early-Morning Richmond Refinery Fire

July 16, 2014 | 10:31 am

Chevron: No Health Risk from Early-Morning Richmond Refinery Fire

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Small blaze is contained quickly as fire officials and company give conflicting accounts of the cause.

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Richmond Panel OKs Chevron Refinery Plan — With Conditions

July 11, 2014 | 10:15 am

Richmond Panel OKs Chevron Refinery Plan — With Conditions

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Company says it has ‘grave concerns’ about new environmental proposals attached to project.

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In Wake of Chevron Richmond Fire, Regulators Delay Vote on Refinery Safety Rules

January 16, 2014 | 10:14 am

In Wake of Chevron Richmond Fire, Regulators Delay Vote on Refinery Safety Rules

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Facing questions about strict new regulations, Chemical Safety Board postpones decision for 120 days.

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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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Contra Costa County to Save Millions in Tax Settlement With Chevron

September 20, 2013 | 7:00 am

Contra Costa County to Save Millions in Tax Settlement With Chevron

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The county and city will no longer be at risk of having to pay more tax refunds for the years 2004-9.

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More than 200 Arrested in Chevron Richmond Refinery Protest

August 4, 2013 | 1:37 pm

More than 200 Arrested in Chevron Richmond Refinery Protest

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Richmond police say they arrested 210 people during a protest at the massive Chevron refinery in the East Bay city. The arrests came at the end of a march called to protest the oil company’s environmental practices and to commemorate Tuesday’s first anniversary of a fire at the refinery that sent thousands of local residents […]

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Video: How Chevron Richmond Fire Happened: Feds Release Blow-by-Blow Animation

April 21, 2013 | 1:44 pm

Video: How Chevron Richmond Fire Happened: Feds Release Blow-by-Blow Animation

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If you live downwind of Chevron’s Richmond refinery, you don’t need to be reminded of what happened there last Aug. 6: A huge fire started in a crude-oil processing unit at the facility, sending an immense plume of thick black smoke over adjacent neighborhoods and much of western Contra Costa County. In what seems like […]

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January 29, 2013 | 8:21 am

A.M. Splash: Chevron Pays $10 Million for Aug. 6 Fire; Consumer Group Files to Block PG&E Rate Hike; SJ Plans Wildlife Protection

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Chevron pays $10 million, announces inspection and training reforms after Aug. 6 fire (Contra Costa Times) Chevron Corp. has paid about $10 million and begun “corrective actions” in the aftermath of last summer’s refinery fire, sparked when a corroded pipe leaked high-temperature gas oil, according to a report the energy giant filed with the Contra […]

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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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January 3, 2013 | 8:30 am

A.M. Splash: Governor Plans School Funding Reform; River Otter Surfaces in SF; Thieves Hit Recycling Bins; Retirees Can Sue Livermore Lab

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Gov. Jerry Brown to revisit sweeping plan to alter school funding (Bay Area News Group) In what promises to be one of his most significant policy moves this year, Gov. Jerry Brown will pursue a sweeping overhaul of the way California schools are funded, changing the way money has been allocated for four decades. Although […]

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