Crews Extinguish Small Fire At Chevron Richmond RefineryFire crews worked to clean up a pipe leaking hydrocarbon after it caught fire at the Chevron Refinery in Richmond Wednesday morning.
State Railroad Bridges Not Getting Inspected As Volatile Fracked Oil Shipments Set To Increase DramaticallyAs rail shipments of crude oil into California are expected to rise exponentially, the state has not tasked anyone with inspecting thousands of railroad bridges across the state that will carry the tankers, even as derailments and explosions are on the rise in other parts of the county.
Fire Breaks Out At Chevron's Richmond RefineryA small fire at the Chevron refinery in Richmond was quickly extinguished Monday afternoon, a Chevron spokeswoman said.
Berkeley City Council Votes To Oppose Crude By Rail PlanThe Berkeley City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve a resolution that opposes plans by Phillips 66 to transport crude oil through Berkeley and other East Bay cities to a new refinery rail spur in San Luis Obispo County.
Explosion Survivor Warns Of Fracked Oil Trains; Newer Safety Regulations DelayedA woman who lived through one of the deadliest train derailments ever hopes her experience serves as a wake-up call about allowing highly-volatile fracked crude oil to be transported by rail – as has been proposed in the Bay Area.
Richmond Residents Irate Over Refinery Fire; Experts Say Smoke Not HarmfulEast Bay residents used a town hall meeting Tuesday to sound off at company executives over a massive fire at the Chevron refinery in Richmond on Monday night. Hundreds of residents sought medical treatment for respiratory problems, but experts concluded Tuesday it was "not a significant health concern."