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Voters Reject Oil Titan Chevron, Elect Progressive Bloc in Richmond, California

Voters Reject Oil Titan Chevron, Elect Progressive Bloc in Richmond, California

Published on Wednesday, November 05, 2014 by Common Dreams by Nadia Prupis, staff writer A slew of progressive candidates were elected in Richmond, California on Tuesday night in a resounding defeat of corporate power, after a multi-million-dollar opposition campaign funded by Chevron brought national attention to the race but failed to take control of City Hall. Local […]

How to Buy a City: Chevron Spends $3 Million on Local California Election to Oust Refinery Critics

How to Buy a City: Chevron Spends $3 Million on Local California Election to Oust Refinery Critics

Published October 31, 2014 by Democracy Now! The oil giant Chevron is being accused of attempting to buy the city government of Richmond, California. The company has spent more than $3 million to back a slate of pro-Chevron candidates for mayor and city council ahead of Tuesday’s election. According to a report in the Los […]