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A Perfect Populist Storm Brews Around Oil Giant Chevronnew

The company faces not only angry voters, but a landmark human rights and corporate responsibility trial, in which Chevron stands accused of complicity with Nigeria's authoritarian government in the torture, murder, and abuse of those protesting Chevron's exploitation of the Niger Delta.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Steven T. Jones  |  11-06-2008  |  Business & Labor

Big Oil in Little Richmondnew

Back in 2004, the Chevron Corporation proposed a billion dollar "Energy and Hydrogen Renewal Project" at its 2,900-acre Richmond, Calif., refinery. Critics worry that the renovations will end up fouling the air in the already-blighted Richmond neighborhoods downwind of the refinery, and have taken up arms to halt the project's progress.
East Bay Express  |  Anna McCarthy  |  07-10-2008  |  Business & Labor

What are the Safety Ramifications of the Bitter Labor Dispute at Petro-Canada?new

A report that says a five-month-long lockout of 260 workers at its Montreal refinery hasn't affected safety came under fire last week from the Parti Quebecois and Canada's largest energy workers union.
Montreal Mirror  |  Samer Elatrash  |  04-18-2008  |  Business & Labor

Citizen Activism Against Oil & Gas Drilling Gains Steamnew

With the price of oil and gas skyrocketing it is now profitable to drill for the last remaining deposits in Texas. The Texas Railroad Commission is a willing helpmate to the industry, allowing the proliferation of oil and gas drills across Texas without regard to the impact on Texans, and many are fighting back.
The Texas Observer  |  Rusty Middleton  |  04-09-2008  |  Business & Labor

Very Slicknew

That cheap Venezuelan oil for low-income families means big bucks for the non-profit Citizens Energy.
New Haven Advocate  |  Brian Slattery  |  03-27-2006  |  Business & Labor

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