Supervisor John Goia said the series of flares were an emergency reaction to something that went wrong at the plant.
City Councilman Tom Butt appears to have won Richmond’s highly contested mayor’s race and all three Richmond Progressive Alliance candidates won City Council seats in a race that has drawn national attention.
Chevron is pumping millions of dollars into several local races in Tuesday’s election, hoping to get its candidates into key seats on the Richmond City Council and the mayor’s office.
Chevron has agreed to pay more than a quarter-million dollars for air-quality violations at its Richmond refinery.
The 10-year program, known as the Richmond Promise, is part of a $90 million community investment from Chevron.
The $1 billion plan would include upgrades to all carbon steel piping in the refinery’s crude unit and the installation of more sensors and air monitors.
Chevron is disputing an assessment by fire officials that a burst crude oil processing pipeline at its Richmond refinery led to a small fire there early Wednesday morning.
Fire crews worked to clean up a pipe leaking hydrocarbon after it caught fire at the Chevron Refinery in Richmond Wednesday morning.
In the Bay Area, residents are constantly reminded to ‘spare the air’, but air quality managers may be letting some of the worst polluters off the hook.
An environmental group is suing the agency that oversees air quality in the Bay Area after approving a $1 billion modernization expansion project at its Richmond refinery.