$90M Shake down: Richmond Council approves Chevron Modernization Plan

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After years of contentious claims, unsubstantiated research, court orders, demonstrations, and legal fees, Richmond City Council didn’t get the shake down it wanted, but did get $90M and other costly guarantees it extorted from Chevron in quid pro quo before it approved  the Chevron Richmond Refinery Modernization Project. The project could finally move forward Tuesday after Chevron agreed to […]

Chevron agrees to alternative plan for Richmond Refinery Modernization

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Chevron U.S.A. Inc.’s Richmond Refinery (Chevron Richmond) says it has agreed to “accept the environmentally superior alternative” to its Richmond Refinery Modernization Plan. The announcement comes in advance of this evening’s (July 22, 2014) Richmond City Council meeting where that body will hear public comments on the project and then make a final decision on the project at […]

Community rallies ahead of Richmond planning commission hearings on Chevron refinery modernization plan

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A high stakes battle for the attention and understanding of the public and officials is underway in Richmond California as that city’s Planning Commission will meet Wednesday evening July 9 to consider certification of the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and condition use permits covering Chevron’s Richmond Refinery Modernization plan approved and fast-tracked by the City […]

Richmond Council fast tracks Chevron Richmond Refinery Modernization Project

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The Richmond City Council last week passed a resolution that fast tracks the Richmond Refinery Modernization proposed by Chevron Richmond. Such a move will hopefully avoid unnecessary delays in ramping up work, jobs, cleaner air, and economic benefit for the community associated with the Richmond Refinery Modernization. In effect, council members voted 5-2 to adopt an ordinance that ensures […]

Chevron Richmond Refinery Modernization moves forward as Council releases final draft EIR

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The City of Richmond has released the final draft of the Chevron Richmond Refinery Modernization Project’s final Environmental Impact Report (EIR), which is available at chevronmodernization.com. The publication of the EIR marks a significant step closer to a newer, safer, cleaner refinery. It also reinforces the project’s many benefits for this community and our workforce. The Richmond […]

Chevron grant to help children stay healthy, workforce training

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A Chevron Grant will enable families in North Richmond to now have access to vital health services for children and much-needed home remediation services through a unique economic development project. The Family Sustainability Project is a holistic program that addresses issues of chronic unemployment, economic hardship around housing and access to quality healthcare. The project is […]

1,400 listen in as Chevron outlines plans Richmond Refinery Modernization Project

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Richmond residents had a chance to learn more about the proposed Chevron Richmond Refinery Modernization Project during Chevron Richmond’s second-ever telephone town hall held last week. Nearly 1,400 residents participated in the telephone town hall concerning the $1 billion-dollar Chevron Richmond Reinfery Modernization Project investment to create a newer, safer, cleaner Richmond Refinery. A recently […]