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Air District Moves Toward Approving Oil Industry Expansion and Merger

For Immediate Release: CBE STATEMENT on South Coast Air Quality Management District release of a Draft Environmental Impact Report that would allow combining two oil refineries into one massive 380,000 barrel per day facility. Read our FACT SHEET.

Hollywood United Joins CBE in South LA Toxic Tour

Why Mark Ruffalo Led a Tour of Los Angeles’ Oil and Gas Drilling Operations by Tina Daunt, GOOD

In the News

(August 12, 2015) “Activists Push Successfully for Bay Area Climate Rules” East Bay Express

(April 13, 2015) “The ExxonMobil Explosion That Nobody Is Talking About” Climate Progress

(April 10, 2015) “East Oakland doesn’t ‘need another drop of pollution” Oakland Voices

(March 20, 2015) “Warning shots. A trio of recent lawsuits could signal a litigious future for Phillips 66 and its rail spur project.” New Times

(February 2, 2015) “Nurses and Climate Justice groups, join Oil Workers in Strike” Bay Area News Group

(December 10, 2014) “Berkeley, environmentalists cite concerns over two-city refinery projectContra Costa Times

(November 12, 2014) “Board of Supervisors pushes legal efforts to force shutdown of Exide battery plant.”

(October 14, 2014) “Public documents show hazardous waste from Exide plant spilled onto highways, into storm drains.” CBS2 Los Angeles

(September 30, 2014) “New Law Turns Up the Heat on Exide” KPCC

(September 11, 2014) – “Wilmington’s new bike lane network, and what it does and doesn’t do.” StreetsBlogLA

(September 8, 2014) – “CALIFORNIA: Environmental justice movement battles ‘hot spots’ while winning cap-and-trade money.” Environment & Energy Publishing

(September 8, 2014) – “Judge Green-Lights Shipments of Explosive Crude Oil in Richmond.” East Bay Express

(September 4, 2014) – “Activists form human barricade to protest crude-by-rail facility.” San Francisco Bay Guardian

(August 21, 2014) – “After Oregon Rejects Coal Export Plan, Long Beach Votes to Export Coal and PetKoch.” The Huffington Post

(August 13, 2014) – “Valero rail project opponents to gather before Thursday meeting.” Benicia Herald

(July 24, 2014) – “Richmond’s Battle with Chevron’s Oil Refinery Project Comes to a Head.” East Bay Express

(July 16, 2014) – “Overnight fire at Chevron refinery in Richmond renews safety concerns at the plant.” ABC7

(July 15, 2014) – “Take a deep breath — you may not like what’s up in the air.” USC News

(July 11, 2014) – “Richmond Panel OKs Chevron Refinery Plan — With Conditions.” KQED News

(July 9, 2014) – “Plan Bay Area beats back legal challenges.” San Francisco Business Times

(July 8, 2014) – “Regulators propose agreement to limit pollution from Exide plant.” LA Times

(July 7, 2014) – “Few of Exide’s neighbors have gotten blood tests for lead.” 89.3 KPCC
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