Oil giant Chevron pleaded no contest to six criminal charges and will pay a $2 million fine for its role in an August 2012 refinery fire in Richmond, Calif., that sickened some 15,000 people. The plea bargain has angered local residents and environmentalists alike, who say the fine amounts to a slap on the wrist for a company that pulled in $241 billion in revenue last year and which continues to fight or ignore environmental disasters in parts of the world with weak government oversight. The Richmond refinery fire erupted in the evening of August 6, 2012, after a leak ... Read More
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