Chevron’s recent spill of 600 gallons of an oil and gas mixture into SF Bay and the Pt. Richmond shoreline, and the continuing need for stronger air pollution controls at its Richmond refinery, will be taken up at the Richmond City Council meeting this Tuesday night. Public comment is hugely important: please come out and testify.
Chevron oil spill response is on the agenda as Item J-2. The city has asked representatives from Chevron, the Coast Guard, SF Baykeeper, California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, and the Office of Spill Recovery and Response to report on the causes, responses and probable impacts of the spill.
This is an important opportunity for the public and members of the city council to ask questions and demand answers.
Everyone who lives, breathes, fishes, jogs, and recreates along the Bay has been negatively impacted by Chev-wrong’s continuing negligence.
We can speak to both issues when we comment on Item J-2: express our anger and outrage at the spill, and demand facts about its cause and impact. At the same time, we can thank the council for passing H-10. This is also the ideal moment to tell the city council they need to direct staff to start working on a plan for a just transition in Richmond.
Tuesday, February 16, 6:30-11:00 PM
To participate: The agenda includes the Zoom link and instructions (pp. 2-3). Participation instructions begin on p.3: “**The clerk will announce the item number….” You may have less than 30 seconds to raise your hand virtually to speak.
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