Expansion Of Calif. Chevron Refinery Put On Hold

Law360, New York (July 6, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A California judge has blocked Chevron Corp. from proceeding with its plan to expand an oil refinery in Richmond, Calif., until the city brings an environmental impact report into compliance with state law and issues a new conditional use permit for the project.

In a minute order filed Wednesday, Judge Barbara Zuniga of the Superior Court of California for the County of Contra Costa approved environmental groups' proposed orders for Richmond to suspend all permitting related to Chevron's energy and hydrogen renewal project and set aside...
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