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Good chimneys make good neighbors

Good chimneys make good neighbors
May 17, 2017

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....

Crude oil by rail a possibility in Benicia

Photo by Kali Persall/The Pioneer
April 6, 2016

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...

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