Environment News Sketchbook for the Central Valley and Bay Area
Friday, August 9, 2013
Anniversary of Chevron Richmond Refinery Fire
August 6 was the one-year anniversary of the fire at the Chevron Richmond refinery. A pipeline rupture started a massive fire, with a toxic plume of smoke that caused respiratory problems for over 15,000 people. The anniversary was marked by a march and sit-in at the refinery, in remembrance of the fire and in protest of Chevron's participation in tar sands extraction and the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.
The Chevron Richmond refinery, viewed from Point Richmond:
A docked Chevron ship, also viewed from Point Richmond: