Chevron Watch

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 350 Bay Area Stop Chevron campaign has two targets:
  • Chevron Refinery in Richmond
  • Chevron International HQ in San Ramon. 
  • air monitoring, warning system
  • new, reliable pipes
  • alliances w/ groups in Richmond

  • One Bay Area Plan that dramatically reduces dependence on fossil fuels
San Ramon
  • In 2013 and 2015, in alliance with Amazon Watch and many other partners, we protested at the Chevron Annual Shareholders Meeting.
  • In 2014, to avoid our protests, Chevron moved their meeting to Texas

For more information, please contact Rev. Earl Koteen 510.473.2750.


Next meeting: Thursday, June 11, 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. food and mingle, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. meeting

Joint Communities for a Better Environment-Richmond (CBE-R)/Chevron Watch Meeting
Bobby Bowens Progressive Center, 1021 Macdonald Ave, Richmond, CA

Questions: Rev. Earl Koteen, earl.koteen at


Second Thursday*, Monthly, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Joint CBE-R/CW meetings 
Bobby Bowens Progressive Center, 1021 Macdonald Ave., Richmond, CA

*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.


Past Actions

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

March & Rally to Chevron's Richmond refinery August 3rd 2013


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 Kose Mercury News

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

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