Chevron will host a public town hall meeting/Q&A tonight, August 7th, at 6 pm at the Richmond Memorial Auditorium (403 Civic Center Plaza)
Gas prices are going up 20 cents/gal +
Chevron is making BILLIONS in profits
Chevron tried to blame the City of Richmond for this, saying that the City blocks necessary upgrades -- Mayor Gayle pointed out that Chevron never said that the stack that caught fire was in need of an upgrade, so, more lies from Chevron.
"Chevron was also instrumental in preparing the illegal aggression and occupation of Iraq. Part of the infamous “Cheney Energy Task Force” that met just days after George W. Bush was inaugurated, the Task Force worked with the National Security Council to merge “operational policies toward rogue states” with “actions regarding the capture of new and existing oil and gas fields.” Since the invasion Chevron has pushed heavily for production contracts and production sharing agreements through the failed Iraq Oil Law. Now western oil companies’ best hope to directly extract Iraqi oil is the second round of extraction and production negotiations set for November. All the while Chevron maintains its marketing agreements with Iraq, refining millions of barrels of Iraqi oil at its Richmond refinery, profiting from the US war and occupation."
See: Why we protest Chevron http://bayareadirectaction.wordpress.com/