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Please Sign: Tell Chevron to Stop Refinery Explosions

Environment  (tags: Chevron, Richmond CA, refinery explosion, deceptive air test results, snyergistic effects, compensation, proper regulations, proper safety measures, East Bay, fossil fuels, pollution, greenhousegases, corporate accountability )

- 2142 days ago -
A Chevron refinery near San Francisco has exploded a mushroom cloud of toxic smoke over the East Bay. It's not the first time. And a large angry crowd says it had better be the last. Air quality tests are deceptive, disregarding synergistic effects.

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Judy C (97)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 3:09 pm
Signed. Thanks Susan.

Carrie B (306)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 3:39 pm
Signed and noted.

. (0)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 3:52 pm
Signed and Noted.

Florence Eaise (132)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 3:58 pm
noted signed and shared thanks Susan im just surprised many more people didnt sign yet but its still early!

MmAway M (507)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 5:25 pm
Thank you Susan...You do such outstanding petitions.

In reading the newspaper this morning they had an article on this even though I heard about it yesterday, but gas prices already at 3.89 for regular in San Diego will be going up because of this disaster! SIGNED HUN!

Susan V (80)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 1:47 am
Leave it to big oil to punish us for their mistakes - punish us in every way possible.

I do hope the divestment movement McKibben suggests will take off and take this business out of business forever. At the least a carbon tax and pollution tax should be imposed.

Ela V (85)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 7:05 am

Joe R (190)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 7:55 am

Susan V (80)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 9:22 am
Divestment Movement Against Big Oil

Susan V (80)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 9:32 am
testing hyperlinks - Carrie is teaching me - I'm slow sometimes:

Chevron, Stop Refinery Explosions

Divestment Movement Against Big Oil

Susan V (80)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 9:35 am
Yipee! they work! Thanks Carrie!!

Elizabeth O (94)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 2:57 pm

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 11:48 pm
We have to ASK for this? The world's gone mad.

Signed, of course.

Past Member (0)
Friday August 10, 2012, 1:30 am

Past Member (0)
Friday August 10, 2012, 1:31 am
Sorry, noting not working for me again!

Daisy Correa-Bagnoli (3)
Friday August 10, 2012, 7:53 am

Past Member (0)
Friday August 10, 2012, 8:50 am
Signed -TY

Past Member (0)
Friday August 10, 2012, 8:51 am
& like Magyar Girl: noting not working for me again....!!

Past Member (0)
Friday August 10, 2012, 8:52 am
Signed - ty

End CrueltyDeb Williams-Shepard (154)
Friday August 10, 2012, 9:34 am

David C (129)
Friday August 10, 2012, 11:18 am
already signed. another reason to get off of petrol/pollution energy....

Terry V (30)
Friday August 10, 2012, 11:51 am

Muriel Servaege (53)
Friday August 10, 2012, 12:25 pm
Signed. Thank you, Susan.

Past Member (0)
Friday August 10, 2012, 12:30 pm
Signed with strong words.

emilia boccagna (15)
Friday August 10, 2012, 12:37 pm

chris B (44)
Friday August 10, 2012, 12:51 pm
This is just nuts.

Kathleen R (138)
Friday August 10, 2012, 1:13 pm
signed & noted

Cristins Calloni (0)
Friday August 10, 2012, 1:18 pm
Chevron stop refinery explosion!

James Merit (144)
Friday August 10, 2012, 1:36 pm
Thank you!

Dana B (140)
Friday August 10, 2012, 1:46 pm
signed, thank you

Friday August 10, 2012, 2:17 pm

Past Member (0)
Friday August 10, 2012, 2:33 pm

Ludger W (65)
Friday August 10, 2012, 3:01 pm

Kate Kenner (215)
Friday August 10, 2012, 3:08 pm
I signed but Honestly I don;t tink they give a damn except for what it does to their image.

Veronique L (209)
Friday August 10, 2012, 3:17 pm
Signed...and Kate, I do agree with you!

MmAway M (507)
Friday August 10, 2012, 3:25 pm
Just a note ~ in the last 2 days since this Disaster gas has gone up 30 cents and I was told today with the new load it is going up yet another 10CENTS! Since this was Chevron's Disaster, sadly all gas has gone up yet again. Oops Politicans getting a handle on it yet again! Just shaking my head!

Christeen A (371)
Friday August 10, 2012, 3:26 pm
Signed. Chevron please clean up your act.

Dianne D (490)
Friday August 10, 2012, 3:28 pm

Azaima A (207)
Friday August 10, 2012, 3:41 pm

Nelson Baker (0)
Friday August 10, 2012, 3:45 pm

Lois Jordan (63)
Friday August 10, 2012, 4:17 pm
Absolutely signed. Much thanks, Susan.

AWAY AWHILE Cal Mendelsohn (1067)
Friday August 10, 2012, 4:55 pm
Signed and noted--thanks Susan

Michael M (5)
Friday August 10, 2012, 5:46 pm
Has anyone else that lives in N. California that everyone increased prices of gasoline immediately after the fire/explosions at the Chevron Plant?

Sheila D (28)
Friday August 10, 2012, 6:30 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks Susan. I also think they should compensate all the firefighters, police, and anyone else who helped put out the fire. Safety measures should have been taken long before now, and they should be fined for not being up-to-date.

Fran F (117)
Friday August 10, 2012, 6:37 pm
Thanks, Susan. Signed, shared and noted. This disaster gives Chevron yet another excuse to externalize loses (their failure/refusal to maintain the plant better) and internalize profits (raising the price of gasoline). A previous explosion and fire at this refinery in March, 1999 sent hundreds of people to the hospital, and there have apparently been a number of smaller "accidents."

Susan V (80)
Friday August 10, 2012, 6:55 pm
Thank you all so much for signing and your comments!!

Kate, I agree, they don't care about the damage. Their bottom line is profit, and as I understand it, they can be sued by their investors/shareholders if they don't make as high a profit as they "legally"can. The problem is corporate personhood.

We really do need to look at where our 401s and other savings are being invested. We should, I believe, urge all those who do invest or have stock in fossil-fuel companies to DIVEST - and join McKibben's movement.

Also we must DEMAND the fossil-fuel industry's profits (not our pockets) be taxed enough to pay for the damage caused by the carbon they release and the explosions and spills they allow and demand that our gas prices not be raised to compensate them.

Of course, as long as Citizens United lets corporations decide who runs and gets into office, we have to work to repeal that - demand elections where everyone has the same amount of money for his/her campaign - and vote with our dollar. We can boycott Chevron. We can bike, and honestly, some of use CAN do what the African American community bravely did in the 60s -- we can walk or bike to work and tell Chevron and its buddies to stick it.

I personally am trying to educate my representatives about the dangers of fracking - about the risks to the environment of burning and bringing out the fuels remaining in the ground, and about the need and ability to develop wind, solar and water powered energy. Dr. Mark Jacobson of Stanford was kind enough to send me a link to his papers on how this can be done by 2030, if you'd like to read the info:

McKibben's article is found in Rolling Stone. The link to my petition on divestment is in my comment above.

Jason R I definitely agree wealth should be taxed back to what it was taxed in the 50s - 91% -- I believe that's at least one way of closing up the growing gap between rich and poor and healing the ills caused by economic inequality. And taxes on those making below 200,000 a year (10 times what I and a lot of others eek by on) should be reduced incrementally - with no one earning less than 40000 paying ANY taxes at all.

That 91% tax on wealthy earnings a half century ago didn't kill anyone - after all, we had the money to go to the moon - and it won't kill anyone now - it will save many lives and the planet if used properly.

Michael Barth (43)
Friday August 10, 2012, 7:01 pm
Noted and signed.

Terri Hughes (416)
Friday August 10, 2012, 8:04 pm
''SIGNED''....thanks Susan....Chevron and all big oil companies need to be BAN from ever drilling for oil. There have been TOO many oil spills and fires. And this will never end if they are NOT STOPPED. They are destroying the environment, animals and people. And taking a toll on everything and everybody. They must be STOPPED, NOW. TOO MUCH GREED!!!!

Veronica C (22)
Friday August 10, 2012, 9:38 pm
A few weeks ago, there was a report on the news about how gas prices were lower considering the time of year. When I heard that, I said "I feel a refinery fire coming on". It's like clockwork.

Friday August 10, 2012, 10:44 pm
Signed. Thanks Susan

Alicia N (87)
Saturday August 11, 2012, 12:35 am

Victoria Pohrebna (279)
Saturday August 11, 2012, 12:46 am
Signed on August 9, 2012.

Devon Leonar (54)
Saturday August 11, 2012, 1:38 am
signed and noted. Its terrible.

Judy Davey (14)
Saturday August 11, 2012, 4:02 am
It's seems like they don't care if they have a refinery fire, because then they have yet another reason to raise gas prices! Not caring who gets hurt in the process.

Emma S (239)
Saturday August 11, 2012, 7:34 am
Done! Thank you, Susan.

Edgar Zuim (47)
Saturday August 11, 2012, 7:59 am

Gysele van Santen (213)
Saturday August 11, 2012, 8:58 am
signed & noted, thnx.

Henrik Thorsen (31)
Saturday August 11, 2012, 10:14 am

Regina P (67)
Saturday August 11, 2012, 11:50 am

Aletta Kraan (146)
Saturday August 11, 2012, 12:28 pm
Done !

DORIS L (61)
Saturday August 11, 2012, 5:40 pm

Ruth R (246)
Saturday August 11, 2012, 8:02 pm
Noted and signed.

Daniel P (179)
Sunday August 12, 2012, 9:45 am
N&S. Whatthe hell is wrong with these people??

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Monday August 13, 2012, 7:16 pm
Signed 11/8, noted.

Sergio Padilla (65)
Tuesday August 14, 2012, 10:59 am
Signed, shared, and noted

Alison A (244)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 11:47 pm
Signed and noted, thanks Susan.

Laurie S (73)
Saturday September 15, 2012, 8:09 pm
Laurie, You signed on September 15, 2012.
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