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Chevron's Richmond oil refinery is already the greatest emitter of greenhouse gases in the State of California. According to Richmond Planning Commissioner Marilyn Langlois, Chevron's plan for its complex refinery expansion will increase its emissions by another 20% of what they are now, but Chevron is denying that by excluding the emissions that will be produced by PraxAir, an affiliate corporation.
|Chevron's Richmond refinery is the greatest emitter of greenhouse gases in the State of California. The complex refinery expansion now under consideration by the Richmond City Council would increase emissions by 20%. However, Chevron has been able to deny this because the additional 20% increase will appear on the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) of Chevron partner PraxAir. The Richmond City Council will hear more public testimony and most likely make its decision at the Richmond City Council meeting on July 29th.|
|In August 2012, the most recent Chevron refinery fire caused 15,000 people to seek care hospital care. One of the Richmond Planning Commission's conditions for approval of the permit is that Chevron replace all corroded pipes to prevent another similar explosion. |