The Community Holds Chevron Accountable - No More Pollution in Richmond!

Our health and lives should not be compromised in the name of Chevron's profit.

Chevron is seeking to expand its Richmond refinery through a project that will result in increased pollution, despite the fact that the City's residents are already poisoned by disproportionately high levels of toxins from Chevron and 350 other industrial facilities. This kind of environmental injustice is unacceptable!

Chevron's Final Environmental Impact Report fails to disclose, analyze or mitigate the environmental impacts from the project. Chevron has provided incomplete and inconsistent information to various governmental and regulating agencies, including the City of Richmond, the lead agency responsible for environmental review of the project.

Because the missing information does not allow for full public review, determination, and mitigation of the project's potential environmental and health impacts, we are calling on the City of Richmond to reject the Final Environmental Impact Report and recirculate a Draft EIR once the project's environmental impacts are disclosed. We demand environmental justice now!

Chevron is seeking to expand its Richmond refinery through a project that will result in increased pollution, despite the fact that the City%u2019s residents are already poisoned by disproportionately high levels of toxins from Chevron and 350 other industrial facilities.  This kind of environmental injustice is unacceptable!

Chevron%u2019s project would expand its highly polluting refining processes to make gasoline from cheaper, lower quality crude and gas oils.  Chevron has not disclosed how much these processes would expand, or how much dirtier its new oil feedstock would be. This project would allow Chevron to process cheaper, more contaminated oil and harm the health of Richmond residents for the next 30-50 years! 

Technical research recently conducted at Communities for a Better Environment concluded that the planned changes to the refinery could increase releases of mercury, selenium, and carbon dioxide as well as sulfurous flare emissions by up to 5-50 times the refinery%u2019s current levels

Other impacts from refining dirtier crude oil include increased daily pollution, bigger refinery spills, fires and explosions, and bigger flaring episodes. Richmond residents will have to face the consequences of increased pollution and toxic emissions, exacerbating the City%u2019s high cancer and child-asthma rates.   

Chevron%u2019s Final Environmental Impact Report fails to disclose, analyze or mitigate the environmental impacts from the project. Chevron has provided incomplete and inconsistent information to various governmental and regulating agencies, including the City of Richmond, the lead agency responsible for environmental review of the project.

Because the missing information does not allow for full public review, determination, and mitigation of the project's potential environmental and health impacts, we are calling on the City of Richmond to reject the Final Environmental Impact Report and recirculate a Draft EIR once the project's environmental impacts are disclosed.  We demand environmental justice now!

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