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City Council Considers $1 Billion Chevron Refinery Modernization Project

As Richmond’s City Council considered whether or not to approve the Chevron Refinery Modernization Project, a group of community residents and Chevron workers expressed their support of the $1 billion project at a public hearing [...]
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North Mare Island Building Demolition Contract Awarded

The contract for the demolition and abatement of North Mare Island Building 755 was awarded to Silverado Contractors, Inc. of Oakland with City Council approval on July 8.Silverado Contractors provides a full spectrum of demolition [...]
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San Francisco 1st Major City to Ban the Sale of Plastic Water Bottles

San Francisco became the first major city in the U.S. to ban the sale of plastic water bottles on public property this week, taking the lead in a national effort to curb waste.
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Solano County Transit Wins APTA Gold Award  

Solano County Transit (SolTrans) and its contracted operator, National Express Transit Services Corporation, have been awarded the 2014 American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Gold Award for Excellence in Safety Achievement.
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Oakland’s Foothill-Seminary Area Will Get a Makeover

The Foothill Seminary commercial corridor is going to get a facelift. In 2004, District 6 Councilmember Desley Brooks, in partnership with David Glover of OCCUR and the City of Oakland, applied for a Metropolitan Transportation [...]
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Congresswoman Lee Applauds EPA’s Decision to Cut Power Plants Carbon Pollution

Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-Oakland) is praising the Environmental Protection Agency’s new carbon pollution standards for existing power plants. “The Obama Administration’s decision to begin cutting carbon emissions from power plants is an important step on [...]
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Activists Threaten to File Civil Rights Complaint Against Army Base Project Complaint could jeopardize $25 million in federal funds

Oakland community environmental leaders have notified the city that they are prepared to file a formal federal Title VI civil rights complaint over the negative impacts on air quality of the Oakland Army Base development [...]
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Dirty Energy / Clean Solutions: Climate Conference 2014 Kicks Off in San Francisco 

Professor Mark Jacobson of Stanford, author of a science-based plan to get to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050, opens “Dirty Energy/Clean Solutions,” a three-day Bay Area conference that looks at regional and statewide impacts [...]