Chevron Watch

Important Upcoming Events and Meetings

Communities for a Better Environment-Richmond (CBE-R)/Chevron Watch (CW) Meetings
We heard you and are moving our meetings to Saturday mornings. 

CBE-R/CW Meeting Saturday, March 19, 10am - 12pm 

The time is clear. The place is up in the air. We may be at Bobby Bowens Progressive Center, 1021 Macdonald Ave, Richmond, CA, or the new CBE-R office at 110 Broadway, Richmond, CA. Please watch this space for an update.

Questions: Rev. Earl Koteen, earl.koteen at

Joint CBE-R/CW meetings
Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
1021 Macdonald Ave., Richmond, CA
Third Saturday*, Monthly, 10:00am – 12:00 pm.

*Sometimes meetings are changed or canceled due to other Richmond events, e.g., City Council meetings. Please contact Andrés Soto, andres at to confirm scheduling if you are attending for the first time.

Our Purpose

Chevron is the largest corporate emitter of greenhouse gases in the world! Let us help them reduce their footprint and their release of toxins.

The Chevron Watch campaign has two targets:

  • Chevron Refinery in Richmond
  • Chevron International HQ in San Ramon

In Richmond, our focus is on:

  • air monitoring, warning systems
  • new, reliable pipes
  • alliances w/ groups in Richmond
  • One Bay Area Plan that dramatically reduces dependence on fossil fuels

In San Ramon, we attend the annual Chevron Shareholders Meetings.

  • In 2015, they came back and on May 25th, we gave them the protest that they'd more than earned. More information at The True Cost of Chevron  and on the  Facebook event page.
  • In 2014, Chevron moved its shareholders' meeting from San Ramon to Texas. Looks like our demonstration in 2013 had an impact!
  • In 2014, we joined Amazon Watch and others in a demonstration in San Francisco in solidarity with the Texas demonstration.


Past Actions

Building A People-Powered Economy for Richmond

peoplepoweredrichmondflyer-05.pngTo achieve our environmental justice goals, we must focus on political and economic inequity. This program, mainly led by Movement Generation, was about the economic transformations needed for sustainability.



Our Power Richmond

Chevron Watch represented 350BA in planning and activating Our Power Richmond, August 7-9, the Our Power Day of Action, August 9


The Our Power Campaign National Convening kicked off with more than 450 frontline community members from across the country joining together in Richmond, CA to “build the bigger we” for a just transition toward local, living economies. Co-hosted by the Richmond Environmental Justice Coalition (REJC) and the national Climate Justice Alliance (CJA), we’d like to give our thanks to the many dedicated community members who gave so many hours to the success of our convening on August 6-9.

We kicked off the week with a public vigil commemorating the 2012 Chevron refinery explosion that sent 15,000 Contra Costa county residents to the hospital. We spent three beautiful days together to educate, inspire and strategize with one another, including a powerful plenary on the history of the environmental justice movement, some of which we captured on film. We ended three days later with a vibrant day of action and art on the Richmond Greenway.

Don’t miss the beautiful “storify” created by Ellen Choy at Movement Generation, that tells the story of the Richmond convening using social media, photographs, videos, and press articles.
We are also very fortunate that highly talented photographers contributed their time and energy to photo-documenting the convening and day of action.

Summer Heat Richmond

   Photo: Sven Eberlein

California town takes on Chevron over refinery pollution - Rachel Maddow Show

Chevron to Pay $2 Million for 2012 Refinery Fire in Richmond, CA; 200 Arrested at Protest - Democracy Now

210 Arrested at Chevron Refinery Protest - NBC Bay Area

Chevron Pollutes, Here's What the People Did Back - Yes Magazine

More news coverage here.

Bike the Math

Bike ride to Chevron's San Ramon headquarters, May 29th 2013

Photo: Paul Chinn, SF Chronicle

Chevron touts big oil profits [= past] while cyclists generate people power [= future] - Daily Kos

Chevron touts strong year, skeptics question company's environmental record - San Jose Mercury News

Chevron Pollutes, Here's What the People Did Back - Common Dreams