Reporter Robert Rogers has been covering Richmond for years, first for the blog Richmond Confidential and now for the Contra Costa Times. That means he understands a lot of the back story behind the hearings taking place right now. KALW's Ben Trefny got in touch with Rogers at his office and asked him about the role the refinery plays in Richmond.
ROBERT ROGERS: Chevron’s philanthropy in Richmond has increased more than seven-fold in the last few years. The money has moved the needle in Richmond.
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