Sep 06, 2022

Retired public educator running for Benicia council says candidates not ‘palatable’

William "Billy" Innes Innes has thrown his hat into the ring seeking one of the two seats up for grabs this fall....

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  Aug 15, 2022

Planning commissioner Kari Birdseye believes Benicia City Council needs new leadership

Kari Birdseye believes it’s time for new leadership in the city of Benicia. The longtime planning commissioner is running for a seat on the Benicia City Council this fall to bring change to the city she has called home for 22 years....

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  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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  May 25, 2022

Benicia port fire likely caused by mechanical issue

The mechanical issue on a conveyer system ignited petroleum coke, which is produced at the Valero Benicia refinery for export...

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  Apr 09, 2022

Four-alarm fire burns wharf at Port of Benicia

Fire is burning through timber supports under roads going to the wharf....

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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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  Mar 04, 2022

Environmental group sues Port of Benicia, Valero over alleged petcoke pollution

San Francisco Baykeeper alleges that port operator Amports has attempted to conceal its conduct by operating at night to prevent anyone from seeing discharges....

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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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  Nov 15, 2021

Worker killed at Valero Benicia refinery was found hanging from safety harness

He found unresponsive and hanging from his safety harness around 10:30 p.m. Friday....

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