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Good chimneys make good neighbors

Good chimneys make good neighbors

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

May 17, 2017


Filed under Metro, Opinion, Showcase

When I moved less than three miles away from the Valero oil refinery in Benicia just over two years ago, I wondered if it was safe to live so close to a compound designed solely to process toxic materials. From time to time, I catch a whiff of rotten eggs, indicating the presence of sulfur in the breez...

Crude oil by rail a possibility in Benicia

Crude oil by rail a possibility in Benicia

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

April 6, 2016


Filed under Metro

A controversial proposal by the Valero oil refinery that would bring in thousands of tons of crude oil a day has some Benicia residents seriously questioning whether it’s time to peel the “It’s Better in Benicia” bumper stickers from the backs of their cars and relocate. Originally proposed in 20...

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