Consider this headline: “Environmental justice advocates win major victory over Chevron in Richmond”
Chevron has stopped construction to expand its refinery’s capacity in Richmond, Calif., the result of a lawsuit filed by environmental activists. The project would install new technology and reduce emissions, but groups like Communities for a Better Environment cannot accept any successful energy operation. With the halting of the project, 1,000 construction jobs were eliminated.
Chevron has produced a video with personal testimonials, first-person accounts from those harmed by the campaign against energy.
We’ll put it bluntly: These activists are contemptuous of the people employed at Chevron. If 1,000 people lose their jobs, they view it as a small price for driving the energy sector out of the Bay Area and California.
California’s unemployment rate is 11.6 percent.
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