Maybe it looks innocuous from a distance but the facts are more than a little scary. This refinery was the site of a serious explosion 2 years ago. Local residents scheduled a protest at the site marking the anniversary of that event on February 17th, only to have their plans scuttled by another explosion and fire at the refinery. A fuller discussion of the 2015 incident and the concerns arising from it can be found here. With the Environmental Protection Agency now under the leadership of an individual who's expressed interest in dismantling many of the agency's existing protections, it's unclear what assistance residents of the South Bay can expect in addressing the refinery's ongoing problems.
To end this post on a more positive note, here's a photo of real clouds at sunset the day before yesterday.
|View looking roughly southeast toward Angel's Gate, the entrance to the Los Angeles Harbor, with the pink of the clouds reflected in the ocean below|
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