Last month, more than 100 people crowded into a library for a public meeting in Pinole, a tiny city North East of Richmond. They were there to fight a proposal to dredge the shipping canal in the Bay.
It would allow bigger, heavier tankers to enter the Golden Gate and bring their supplies to the Bay’s oil refineries. It’s a move that oil companies say will be more environmentally friendly, but environmentalists think it’s a huge, deep step in the wrong direction.
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