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The CC Dept. of Conservation and Development Approves Propane Recovery Project with no new conditions.

The county Conservation and Development Dept. decisions are in on the contested REIR for the “Propane Recovery Project”. Is it a piecemealed project tied inextricably to the P66 Santa Maria crude by rail project?   No. Are there new dangers posed by the addition … Continue reading

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Propane = heightened potential for terrorism?

  It is well known that Propane can be extremely explosive.  Having a number of huge “torpedo” tanks above ground, filled with the chemical, on a hill adjacent to San Pablo Bay and The Carquinez Straits might make an all … Continue reading

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New property TAX BASE for P66?

Dear Editor: The following Public Comment was presented to the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors yesterday: Begging works. Especially if you’re an oil refinery in Contra Costa County. Responding to cries of financial hardship, the County recently created a new tax … Continue reading

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Mystery plasma discharge at P66 Rodeo (Solved)

In a photo taken at approximately 5:00 PM on 11/29/2014 at the Rodeo Phillips 66 refinery from San Pablo Ave. , a strange yellow glowing light is seen at the base of the coker.  The security guard that made himself … Continue reading

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NEWS- Two new EIR’s, One BIG Project for SFR

There is breaking news and old news on the Dirty Oils Expansion Project in Rodeo.  Here is how it is described by Greg Karras, Senior Scientist of CBE: FYI—the Phillips 66 dirty oil expansion project (recirculated) EIRs are back.  I … Continue reading

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Board of Supervisors to extend the EIR process

There will be a Board of Supervisors hearing tomorrow, June 3, at 9:00 am at County Administration Building, 651 Pine St., Martinez. The Phillips 66 proposed Propane Recovery Project is on the agenda, but will not be permitted immediately.  The … Continue reading

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Some residents call for resignation of advisory council chairman

RMAC RMAC   A Contra Costa Times article was published yesterday that further reveals the close ties between a political appointee, Rev. Anthony Hodge, and the Phillips 66 refinery.  Hodge was appointed by CCCounty Supervisor Federal Glover to run the … Continue reading

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Contra Costa County supervisors put off Rodeo refinery hearing once more

    This is an excerpt from a CCTimes article. MARTINEZ — A public hearing on a propane-and-butane recovery project at the Phillips 66 refinery in Rodeo has been continued for the third time by the Contra Costa County Board … Continue reading

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Learn about “Trains, Propane and Public Safety”

Rodeo Citizens Association and Crockett-Rodeo United to Defend the Environment Presents _________________________________________________________ “Trains, Propane and Public Safety” Special Guest: Antonia Juhasz Investigative reporter, oil industry analyst and author of the “The Black Tide: The Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil … Continue reading

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CalEPA State Refinery Task Force Information Session

On Wednesday, May 7, 2014, the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) will host the State Refinery Task Force Information Session.  The publicmeeting will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Contra Costa County Board Chambers, located at 651 Pine Street, Martinez … Continue reading

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