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Police arrest more than 200 protesters for trespassing at Chevron plant

By Ronnie Cohen RICHLAND, California (Reuters) – Police arrested more than 200 demonstrators for trespassing at Chevron Corp in the California city of Richmond on Saturday to mark the one-year anniversary of a massive refinery fire and to protest a proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. The arrests came as…

Richmond, California sues Chevron over massive oil refinery fire that sent thousands of people to hospitals

By Laila Kearney SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The Northern California city of Richmond on Friday sued Chevron Corp, saying the company was willfully negligent in a massive refinery fire and a smoke cloud last year that sent thousands of people to hospitals. Richmond city officials filed the lawsuit in Contra…

Judge dismisses firm’s lawsuit against Chevron

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Chevron Corp will not have to face accusations from a prominent U.S. law firm that the oil major mounted a “smear campaign” related to long-running environmental battles in Ecuador, a U.S. judge has ruled. Patton Boggs, a Washington D.C.-based firm representing Ecuadorean plaintiffs suing Chevron, had…

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