Three years after the Chevron refinery fire

On the three-year anniversary of the last big Chevron refinery fire, city officials, community leaders and residents gathered to recollect their memories of that day, and to remind each other that keeping the city safe from environmental menace is an ongoing challenge. “This is a history we cannot forget. We learned that it could’ve been prevented but it wasn’t.” Tania Pulido, a youth journalist […]

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Guaranteed college tuition could be a game-changer

Paying for college could get easier for Richmond families, with the city announcing a program to cover college tuition fees for local high school graduates. The $35 million, 10-year initiative,”Richmond Promise,” will be drawn from Chevron’s $90 million community benefits package, negotiated by the city as an offshoot of the company’s $1 billion renovation of its Richmond refinery.  Leaders hope […]

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Locals use comedy to protest Keystone XL

Locals from environmental and health organizations combined forces with Richmond’s RAW Talent to stage a performance satirizing the job promises made by corporations supporting the Keystone XL oil pipeline.  Keystone would extend the transfer of unrefined oil, a move that Richmond residents fear would extend Chevron’s reach – and its pollution.  Read about and watch […]

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