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  •  The community was there before Chevron (11+ / 0-)

    Richmond was once a nice town, but the Chevron facility has taken care of that. The air is acrid and foul and the house colors are drab and grayed from soot and smog coming from the plant. The plant has expanded and grown over the years.

    My husband's brother got married at a little Victorian church in Richmond. I couldn't stay outside for the family pictures taken in the garden because the pollution was starting to trigger an asthma attack.

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    by Sand Hill Crane on Mon Nov 01, 2010 at 08:16:15 PM PDT

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    •  There is no doubt that refineries (0+ / 0-)

      are a dirty business, and that having one near your home is undesirable. But that refinery was originally built in 1902, well before its current residents chose to live there.

      •  African Americans were discriminated and... (3+ / 0-)

        ...segregated back in those days around 1903. They lived where they were allowed.

        I guess you blame them for having even tried to live somewhere.

        So 1918, don't you think that 100 years later their health and living conditions should be considered and the inconvenience of refineries, IF they have to be built at all, should be shared by others?

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        by Shockwave on Mon Nov 01, 2010 at 09:40:39 PM PDT

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