Jul 10, 2014
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The Planning Commission of the City of Richmond will reconvene its public hearing on the Chevron Richmond Refinery Modernization Project today at 5:30 p.m.

The hearing is again being held in the Kennedy High School cafeteria at 4300 Cutting Blvd. in Richmond.

Hundreds attended the start of the hearing last night. Tonight, commissioners are expected to weigh in on whether to certify the city’s environmental impact report (EIR) and approve permits for the project.

Should the project pass the Planning Commission, it would then face approval at City Council.

While the hearing will not be live streamed online, the hearings are being live blogged on Facebook and Twitter.

Here are some links provided by the city:

Planning Commission Meeting Agenda – July 10, 2014

Planning Commission Staff Reports – Latest


  1. I attended last night’s (July 10) 2nd hearing on certification of the Chevron EIR.
    The RPA members controlling the Planning Commission repeatedly asked the same
    inane questions to Chevron reps, their environmental allies (who were given a complete
    row of front row sets marked “speaker”), and EIR consultant Hernandez.

    Once Commish Langlois moved to certify the EIR I knew something was up, and boy was I right.
    She added scores of extra incredibly expensive caveats to the EIR making the “certification” a
    joke. It was nothing more than a shakedown of Chevron – Pay to Play!

    I hope Chevron doesn’t cowtow to this abusive Richmond bureaucracy.

    It is really obvious that the RPA crowd won’t be satisfied until Chevron is shut down completely.
    Their constant mantra that we must move away from a petroleum based energy is very telling….

    Marilynne L. Mellander | Jul 11th, 2014

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