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Chevron sidesteps call for cleaner tech
San Francisco Chronicle, by Jaxon Van Derbeken

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Posted By:Ribicon, 11/12/2012 2:55:21 PM

Chevron will make only small-scale pollution control improvements as it rebuilds the fire-damaged crude oil unit at its Richmond refinery - telling regulators it will not increase production, a decision that allows the company to avoid requirements for new emissions technology. After an Aug. 6 fire at the refinery produced a black cloud of smoke that sent 15,000 people to hospitals seeking treatment, the Richmond City Council and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District adopted resolutions urging Chevron to use the best pollution control technology available in rebuilding the plant. Chevron officials, however, told air-quality officials

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It´s encouraging to see the various "shrugs" in evidence as producers push back against the paper pushers and the takers.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: QRP, 11/12/2012 3:05:46 PM     (No. 9009409)

Sure wish we could send all our telephone sanitizes, middle managers, and marketing consultants to some other planet like Douglas Adams did.
If I were Chevron I would think long and hard about even rebuilding the refinery. There are probably a lot better places to put that money.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 11/12/2012 3:10:18 PM     (No. 9009418)

Note the terms "Best" and "Newest".

Engineers do not like these words.

Politicians and dreamers do.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: oh-heck, 11/12/2012 3:41:52 PM     (No. 9009456)

The EPA approach is to keep facilities outdated and inefficient until they finally must be improved. Then they require a hugely more expensive plant. CA follows these guidelines slavishly. TX takes a different approach and allows plants to expand in improve as long as the combined facility release significantly less pollution per kilogram of output. Believe me, if the refinery wasn´t already grandfathered, it wouldn´t be built in CA.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 11/12/2012 3:55:40 PM     (No. 9009471)

I am familiar with this area. The people of Richmond flock to the ER whenever there is a fire at this refinery. They are not seeking treatment as much as a payday with the help of slip and fall lawyers. Many of the communities in this area were built after the refinery was already thee so it isn`t as if they didn`t know what they were getting into. Accidents happen. Deal with it. We had a huge accident on November 6th that we all need to deal with and we can`t sue over it....

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Phil_hk, 11/12/2012 7:09:44 PM     (No. 9009811)

Chevron should close the refinery and stop selling gasoline in California

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Davids918, 11/12/2012 8:00:19 PM     (No. 9009895)

The higher gasoline prices will only hurt the poor the most.


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