"More Than 3,000 Seek Legal Action Following Chevron Richmond Fire"
"RICHMOND -- An Oakland-based attorney says he has more than 3,000 signed-on seeking legal action against Chevron stemming from a fire at the oil company's local refinery on Aug. 6."
"'This fire was preventable,' Burris told about 150 people who gathered in the parking lot of Mt. Zion Baptist Church on Saturday.
'We are trying to bring as many people into the fold as we can,' Burris said, referring to a possible expansion of the lawsuit he filed against Chevron on Aug. 15, claiming 'gross negligence' on behalf of nine local residents who say they have respiratory injuries.
Dubbed the 'Know Your Rights Community Rally,' the gathering on Saturday included free health screenings and legal advice for more than 100 people."
Source: Contra Costa Times, 08/27/2012