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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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Contra Costa Times: WesPac oil-by-rail storage project remains on hold

By Paul Burgarino Contra Costa Times Published 08/02/14 The brakes remain on a massive $200 million plan to transport domestic crude oil by railroad cars and ships, store it in refurbished storage tanks and pipe it to refineries throughout the Bay Area. And after almost six months of no action, it may stay that way […]

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Pittsburg School Board unanimously passes resolution against WesPac

Wednesday night, the Pittsburg Unified School District school board voted 5-0 to approve a resolution that calls the WesPac project “unequivocally contrary to public health and safety and beyond mitigation” and furthermore asking that it not be placed anywhere in Contra Costa County. They based this resolution on the health and safety impacts that the […]

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