Aug 11, 2022

Retired executive Terry Scott running for Benicia council to bring ‘overdue change’

Retired corporate executive Terry Scott believes maintaining the status quo has harmed the city of Benicia so he is seeking election to the Benicia City Council to bring about what he calls much needed change....

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  Mar 24, 2022

Valero to pay $345,000 for air quality violations at Benicia refinery in 2017

The bulk of the settlement stemmed from a May 2017 incident when a power outage sent black plumes of smoke into the air and thousands of pounds of toxic gas...

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  Mar 15, 2022

Air District board approves abatement order for longstanding toxic releases at Valero Benicia refinery

Valero released more than 10,000 tons of excess hydrocarbons over 16 years....

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  Feb 15, 2022

Benicia’s mayor calls out Valero’s big war chest ahead of election

The refinery dumped $200,000 into its Working Families for a Strong Benicia PAC last December....

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  Jan 25, 2022

Air district seeks abatement order for ‘significant excess emissions’ at Valero Benicia refinery

The air district called the action “a major shift in the handling of enforcement cases” against the Valero refinery....

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  Nov 18, 2021

Valero to pay $191K for air pollution at Benicia refinery

The settlement does not include 17 notices of violations the air district sent to Valero for an incident in May 2017 when a power outage sent toxic chemicals into the air....

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  Oct 06, 2021

Watchdog alleges routine pollution at Port of Benicia

Baykeeper released photos and videos showing plumes from ships docked at the port....

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