Keeping Air Clean

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Keeping Air Clean

When ConocoPhillips proposed to expand its refinery in Rodeo by 10,000 barrels a day, Contra Costa County issued a Draft EIR that indicated that it would raise cancer risk for people in neighboring communities. Thanks to the findings disclosed through this CEQA process, local residents and labor groups were galvanized to work with ConocoPhillips to implement measures to mitigate the pollution. Diesel exhaust during construction was reduced and a device on its cooling tower ultimately reduced particulate pollution by over 99 percent.