The US Chemical Safety Board released its report on the 2012 Chevron fire today, calling for massive overhaul and reform.
The county and city will no longer be at risk of having to pay more tax refunds for the years 2004-9.
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 […]
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 […]
A.M. Splash: Chevron Pays $10 Million for Aug. 6 Fire; Consumer Group Files to Block PG&E Rate Hike; SJ Plans Wildlife Protection
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 […]
A.M. Splash: Climate Change Threatens Tahoe Clarity; Firefighters May Have Gouged Chevron Pipe; Court Summons Romo in Altercation
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 […]
A.M. Splash: Governor Plans School Funding Reform; River Otter Surfaces in SF; Thieves Hit Recycling Bins; Retirees Can Sue Livermore Lab
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 […]
A.M. Splash: Calif. Cap-and-Trade Start Called a Success; HP Blames Aquisition for Huge Writedown; Dispute Could Slow Chevron Restart
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 […]
A.M. Splash: Stanford Economist Wins Nobel; Chevron Workers Warned of Pipe Weakness; Court to Review Marijuana Classification
Guest Stanford prof wins economic Nobel (SF Chronicle) A visiting Stanford University professor was awarded the Nobel economics prize Monday for research that helped improve the performance of markets. Alvin Roth, 60, is a professor at Harvard University but is currently a guest scholar at Stanford. He will share the award with Lloyd Shapley, 89, […]
A.M. Splash: PG&E Hearing Delayed; Feds Warn of Chinese Firms in Silicon Valley; Chevron Funds Richmond Candidates; SpaceX Rocket Launched
Assemblyman cries foul over regulators’ motion to suspend PG&E pipeline hearings (SJ Mercury News) A San Mateo legislator is crying foul over a last-minute motion filed by the California Public Utilities Commission to suspend hearings over PG&E’s penalties and pipeline upgrade costs in the wake of the infamous 2010 San Bruno explosion. State regulators and […]