Midwestern carbon capture boondoggle backed by Valero and BlackRock on hold after opposition

[Note from BenIndy: Both the Biden administration and Big Oil have been touting carbon capture and sequestration (CCS), sometimes called carbon dumping, as a way to address the climate crisis. However, many climate scientists and activists are seriously concerned about CCS’s sudden surge to the forefront of the climate conversation. Why are oil giants like … Continue reading Midwestern carbon capture boondoggle backed by Valero and BlackRock on hold after opposition

Benicia mayor says Valero’s latest alleged emissions violations ‘should bother all Benicia residents’

Vallejo Sun, by Scott Morris, August 10, 2023 BENICIA – The Bay Area Air Quality Management District announced Thursday that it had discovered continued violations at the Valero Benicia refinery during its investigation into years of toxic releases. Specifically, the air district said that Valero had failed to install required pollution control equipment on eight … Continue reading Benicia mayor says Valero’s latest alleged emissions violations ‘should bother all Benicia residents’

BREAKING – Air District seeks abatement order for extensive air quality violations at Valero

[Note from BenIndy Contributor Nathalie Christian: Please note that this BAAQMD news release regards separate and new violations distinct from the 16 years of undisclosed, unchecked emissions at the Valero-operated refinery that were first reported in early 2022. According to this release, Valero has also failed to measure and report widespread hydrogen emissions violations at … Continue reading BREAKING – Air District seeks abatement order for extensive air quality violations at Valero

‘We Can’t Improve What We Don’t Measure’ – Oil giants like Valero are spending big to avoid sharing crucial climate data

[Note from BenIndy Contributor Nathalie Christian: This post shares how Big Oil (and gas) lobbyists are using a frighteningly successful two-pronged strategy to stall climate progress here in California: (1) ‘Delay is the new denial,’ and I’d include both the oil industry’s hyper-focus on carbon offsets as panacea and widespread corporate greenwashing as two major … Continue reading ‘We Can’t Improve What We Don’t Measure’ – Oil giants like Valero are spending big to avoid sharing crucial climate data