Chevron http://kvpr.org en Legislation Would Increase Fines For Big Air Polluters http://kvpr.org/post/legislation-would-increase-fines-big-air-polluters <p></p><div><p>More than 15,000 people sought medical help from air pollution after the Chevron oil refinery fire in Richmond last year.</p><p>As Amy Quinton reports from Sacramento, several lawmakers say polluters should pay more for air quality violations.</p></div><p>Under current law, the maximum penalty for air quality violations is only $25,000 even when negligence can be demonstrated.</p><p>Democratic Senator Loni Hancock says in cases like the Chevron oil refinery fire, it should be more. She represents the Bay area where she says the average fine for a violation is just $500.</p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 20:03:48 +0000 Amy Quinton 12381 at http://kvpr.org Legislation Would Increase Fines For Big Air Polluters Michael Rubio Resigns From State Senate http://kvpr.org/post/michael-rubio-resigns-state-senate <p></p><p>State Senator Michael Rubio, D-Shafter, has resigned, effective immediately, from his position in the California State Senate. He will become the manager of California government affairs for Chevron Corporation.</p><p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 18:52:49 +0000 Rebecca Plevin & Joe Moore 11188 at http://kvpr.org Michael Rubio Resigns From State Senate