Category Archives: Local Action


Critics blast proposed oil terminal, even without Bakken crude trains

By Sam Richards Originally published: 04/07/15 Train loads of Bakken crude oil are no longer in the plans for a proposed oil storage terminal near the waterfront, but that does not mean the project is being welcomed to town with open arms. The City Council voted 5-0 Monday night to approve amending the environmental […]

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aerial view of the bay area

Environmental Group Settles Suit with Air District over Chevron Refinery Permit

By Jennifer Baires Contra Costa Times RICHMOND — A local environmental group has settled a lawsuit against the regional air quality district over permits for Chevron’s $1 billion refinery upgrade. In June, Communities for a Better Environment sued the Bay Area Air Quality Management District after the agency declined the group’s call to revoke the […]

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