Chevron, Calif. City Hit Over Refinery Expansion Plan

Law360, New York (September 10, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Three environmental groups have sued Richmond, Calif., over its decision to grant a Chevron Corp. subsidiary permission to expand a local oil refinery, which the nonprofits allege will increase greenhouse gas emissions by at least 898,000 metric tons annually and disproportionately affect minority working class communities nearby.

Communities for a Better Environment, the Asian Pacific Environmental Network and the West County Toxics Coalition filed suit over the project in the Superior Court for the State of California on Sept. 4.

The complaint names the Richmond as...
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