Category: Richmond

  • Richmond Neighborhood Council’s Recommends Mitigations to the LBNL Proposal

    PDF version of this document: LBNL – RANC Recommended Mitigations The Lawrence Berkeley “National” Lab (LBNL) in partnership with the Department of Energy plan to build a high profile, billion-dollar laboratory on Richmond’s South Shoreline. While public pronouncements tell us the lab will focus on ‘green’ energy research, the reality of it is much more […]

  • LBNL opens comment period for Richmond Bay Campus: Jan 4-Feb 4

    While this announcement in the Richmond Confidential suggests that Bay Area residents might want to consider wildlife and birds, noise pollution and new traffic as they weigh in on the proposed second campus of Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, here at synbiowatch, we’re quite a bit more concerned about bio-hazardous material, leakage of artificial organisms, worker safety, and […]

  • Richmond leaders to call on Chevron to join Berkeley lab in investing in city’s shoreline district

    By Robert Rogers, Contra Costa Times, Cross-posted from the San Jose Mercury-News   RICHMOND — Developers and business leaders have exhorted Chevron to expand operations in the city’s Marina Bay district, and now elected officials are set to join the chorus.   The City Council is expected on Tuesday to pass a resolution urging its largest taxpayer to […]

  • Video: The Bay Area Bio Lab & Synthetic Biology, False Solutions

    Video: The Bay Area Bio Lab & Synthetic Biology, False Solutions

    A Risky Development: The University of California, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, and the US Department of Energy have unveiled plans to build a high profile biotech laboratory in the East Bay. The lab and associated commercial activity will focus on developing biofuels and other products using synthetic biology: an extreme form of genetic engineering that […]