Refinery Town: Big Oil, Big Money, and an American City
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Home to one of the largest oil refineries in the state, Richmond, California, was once a typical company town dominated by Chevron, the global energy giant. In Refinery Town, Early chronicles the fifteen years of successful community organizing that raised the minimum wage, promoted green jobs, enacted rent control and challenged home foreclosures, reduced crime through community policing, turned Richmond into a sanctuary city, and pressured Chevron to pay its fair share of taxes.