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August 9, 2012 | 8:31 am

A.M. Splash: Richmond Air Reported Fine After Fire; Hundreds File Claims in Chevron Fire; Marin Breast Cancer Gene Investigated

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Richmond air quality safe, analysis says (SF Chronicle) Regulators say the black cloud that wafted over the Bay Area during Monday’s fire at the Chevron oil refinery had no obvious negative effect on Richmond’s air quality, a claim that raises serious questions about why more than 1,700 people ended up in emergency rooms. Chevron claims […]

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Town Hall Meeting Sparks Calls for Answers, More Information from Chevron

August 8, 2012 | 8:45 am

Town Hall Meeting Sparks Calls for Answers, More Information from Chevron

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Chevron has a complicated relationship with Richmond. The company’s Richmond refinery have been given an assessed value of more than $3 billion, making it a significant contributor to the city’s tax base. The refinery has about 1,200 employees. It’s also been criticized for not paying its fair share in taxes, creating a dangerous environment in the […]

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August 7, 2012 | 5:06 pm

Chevron Offers Compensation to People Affected by Richmond Fire

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Chevron is offering compensation to people who suffered ill health or property damage from the fire that took place Monday night at its Richmond refinery. Spokesman Lloyd Avram issued the following statement: Dear Members of the Community: We apologize for the fire and smoke caused by yesterday’s incident. Nothing is more important than safe operations and […]

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Richmond’s Burden: Life in the Shadow of a Refinery

August 7, 2012 | 4:16 pm

Richmond’s Burden: Life in the Shadow of a Refinery

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If you live next to an oil refinery, are you just out of luck? Last night’s fire at the Chevron plant showed that having a belching stack of chemical processing equipment as your neighbor ranges from inconvenient to downright hazardous. Hundreds of Richmond residents sought treatment for breathing difficulties, some BART service was suspended and […]

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August 7, 2012 | 11:30 am

Richmond Mayor Gayle McLaughlin on Chevron Fire: ‘We Live With This Risk Day In and Day Out’

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Richmond’s Mayor, probably the highest-ranking Green Party government official in the country, released this statement today: Richmond mayor seeks transparency on Chevron fire

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Chevron’s $18 Billion Ecuador Liability: What Happens Next?

January 10, 2012 | 1:55 pm

Chevron’s $18 Billion Ecuador Liability: What Happens Next?

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Last week an Ecuadoran appeals court upheld an $18 billion ruling against San Ramon-based oil giant Chevron for pollution and ill health effects caused in the country’s rainforest. The decades-old damage stemmed from oil exploration by Texaco, which Chevron bought in 2000. Lawyers on both sides of the lawsuit clashed yesterday on KQED Radio’s Forum […]

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Ecuador Court Upholds $18 Billion Ruling Against Chevron

January 4, 2012 | 9:53 am

Ecuador Court Upholds $18 Billion Ruling Against Chevron

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An appeals court in Ecuador upheld an $18 billion ruling against Chevron Corp. on Tuesday for oil pollution in the Amazon rain forest more than two decades ago. The original judgment against Chevron was for $8.6 billion in damages, but was more than doubled because the company did not comply with the court’s order to […]

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May 26, 2011 | 4:14 pm

Blog Beat: Chevron Renewal Project; Berkeley Named 3rd Best-Read City; Old Muni Photos

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A report on Chevron restarting its embattled Renewal Project, in Richmond Confidential. From Berkeleyside: Berkeley is the third best-read city in the U.S., according to Amazon.com. Ever check out Muni Time Capsule on Muni Diaries? It’s awesome…

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Chevron Loses Huge Environmental Suit, But Will It Ever Pay?

February 15, 2011 | 2:46 pm

Chevron Loses Huge Environmental Suit, But Will It Ever Pay?

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An Ecuadorean court yesterday ordered Chevron to pay $8.64 billion to a group of several dozen plaintiffs acting on behalf of indigenous groups, who suffered ill health effects due to oil exploration in the country’s rainforest. The payout would be the second largest in history for environmental damages, surpassed only by the $20 billion BP […]

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Ecuador Judge Rules Against Chevron

February 14, 2011 | 12:21 pm

Ecuador Judge Rules Against Chevron

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AP and Reuters are reporting that an Ecuadorian judge has ruled against Chevron in an environmental suit brought against the San Ramon-based oil and gas giant. Both report that a lawyer for the plaintiffs put the damages that the company was ordered to pay at $8 billion. Chevron said in a statement that “The Ecuadorian […]

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