Richmond Mayor Denounces ‘Dirty Hand of Chevron’

Video, Malcolm Marshall Ed. Note: On Tuesday Richmond Mayor Gayle McLaughlin led a crowd of protestors in denouncing Chevron Corp., which was recently fined $18 billion by a court in Ecuador. The energy giant is now seeking to block plaintiffs in that case from using U.S. courts to enforce the order. In September McLaughlin visited […]

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What Electricity Choices Could Look Like

  News Feature, Laura Flynn • New America Media/KALW Editor’s Note: In 2002 the California legislature passed AB 117 allowing cities and counties to become electric service providers to residents in their jurisdiction. Known as Community Choice Aggregation, or CCA, today more municipalities such as San Francisco and Sonoma counties are exploring this option as […]

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Bike To Work Day 2013

Photo Essay • Richmond Health and Environment On Thursday, May 9th, nearly 400 Richmond riders joined the entire East Bay for the 19th annual Bike To Work Day. The City of Richmond partnered with the East Bay Bicycle Coalition, 511 Contra Costa, Building Blocks for Kids Collaborative, SunPower, the Richmond Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee, Rich […]

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Chevron Disaster Still Being Felt By Residents

RP Editors On April 5 a public meeting called by State Senators Loni Hancock and Mark DeSaulnier took place at the Richmond Memorial Civic Center to review what caused the Chevron fire and explosion last August. Federal investigators who attended the review determined that neglect by Chevron led directly to the catastrophe. Investigators also testified […]

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Youth React to Chevron Refinery Disaster

First Person, Various, Posted: Aug 10, 2012 On the night of Monday, August 6, residents of Richmond, California were advised to seek shelter indoors due to a series of explosions resulting in a large fire at the Chevron oil refinery, the largest refinery in Northern California. The fire sent billows of black smoke skyward, which rose high enough […]

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