Chevron in Richmond: Cooperation and Conflict Around the Bay Area's Largest Oil Refinery

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
12:45 PM - 2:00 PM
Room 105 Boalt
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Janine Panchok-Berry
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Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law

A panel discussion with John Gioia '82, Board of Supervisors, Contra Costa County;
California Air Resources Board and Antonia Juhasz, editor, The True Cost of Chevron: An Alternative Annual Report; author, Black Tide: The Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill
Richmond, just north of Berkeley, hosts the second-largest oil refinery in California, owned and operated by Chevron, the 8th largest corporation in the world. 83% of Richmond residents are people of color. Their average income places Richmond in the poorest 25% of California cities. Chevron has clashed with community activists over environmental and health issues, tax payments, and influence in local politics. Other Richmond residents focus on Chevron’s benefits, including jobs and support for community groups. Similar tensions arise around extractive industry facilities around the globe. Join Jamie O'Connell, Senior Fellow at the Miller Institute, for a discussion of the complex relationship between Chevron and Richmond.

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