The Chevron Refinery in Richmond has been eating off of California's plate since 1905.
Chevron is dining for free and has been throwing their dirty dishes onto Richmond's doorsteps in the form of asthma and cancer for over 100 years.
A new law called Cap and Trade will require that Chevron pay for their pollution. As a result of Cap and Trade, California is finally saying, "Your bill, Sir."
How much is Chevron's bill? Across the state, Cap and Trade is expected to generate billions - with a b - of dollars over the next few years him will will go into that pot.
Chevron won't only pay for their pollution, but thanks to Senator De Leon and with your help, the money from Chevron's bill could go directly to cities like Richmond who have been dealing with Chevron's dirty dishes for far too long.
Cities like Richmond, and the other 10% of communities across California with the most pollution, deserve at least 10% of the billions California will cash in on to improve public transit, put up solar, and plant local gardens all of which green the city and create jobs. Sign this pledge now to Stand with Ten for Ten.
Chevron has a history of trying to get out of paying their bills. In 2011 Chevron sued Contra Costa County
because they thought their property taxes were too high. Not only did they lose, but they were also required to pay an additional $27 million in back taxes. By signing our pledge, you can make Chevron wash their dirty dishes and make sure they pay their bill. Maybe then Chevron can live up to their values of "investing in renewables, strengthening communities, and creating jobs."