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  Injunction Lifted on Chevron Modernization Project - Construction to Proceed
April 14, 2015

On April 8th,  the Contra Costa County Superior Court lifted the injunction that stopped project construction in 2009. In addition, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District has recently reissued the authority-to-construct permit. 

As a result of this progress, Chevron is beginning to update its engineering, procurement and construction plans.  If all goes well, field construction could restart mid to late 2016.  Meanwhile, Chevron will use this time to work with the City of Richmond and the building and construction trade unions to increase the pool of local residents who have the skills needed to help us construct modernization. 

For the $90 million in Richmond and North Richmond community benefits, Chevron plans to make an $11 million payment to the City of Richmond in June 2015.  According to the agreement, $8 million will be used for a scholarship program (“Richmond Promise”) to be established by the City of Richmond and $3 million for greenhouse gas reduction programs.  Additional payments will be made to the City of Richmond over the next 9 years.

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