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Long view of an oil refinery sitting adjacent to wetlands

Richmond Tax Will Make Polluters Pay

Polluters Pay Initiative Will Tax Refinery—In June, the Richmond City Council unanimously voted to put a refinery tax—known as the Polluters Pay Initiative—on the November ballot. This initiative is the …

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Long view of an oil refinery sitting adjacent to wetlands

Richmond Tax Will Make Polluters Pay

Polluters Pay Initiative Will Tax Refinery—In June, the Richmond City Council unanimously voted to put a refinery tax—known as the Polluters Pay Initiative—on the November ballot. This initiative is the …

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Girl in orange jacket painting on canvas

Attention Walnut Creek Student Artists

K-12 students: Get involved in Walnut Creek’s Sustainability Action Plan. Create a painting, drawing, or other piece of visual artwork that shows what you want to see in the city’s sustainable future.

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Martinez refinery with numerous smokestacks belching effluent against the coastal hills

Poisoned Soil in Martinez

Remember that white powder that blanketed Martinez back In November? A chemical accident at Martinez Refinery covered the surrounding area with 20 tons of dust containing heavy metals such as aluminum, chromium, and barium—but didn’t report the incident to the

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