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Classic Quotes

While Bechtel and Shell attempt to remain professional and concerned in public about the community's opinions, they haven't been able to maintain that facade all of the time. Here are some classic quotes that have escaped their lips:

"We will roll right over you." Bechtel to community activist Vicki Gray
"We're going to ram this down your throat. You're nothing but a bunch of NIMBYs (Not In My Backyard)." Bechtel to Greg Gazaway after he spoke against the gas plant project at a City Council meeting
"We will build this plant." Shell's marine facilities advisor Captain David Thomson said to VCPR leader Elena Ducharme
"Vallejo doesn't have to worry about emissions...they will blow 30 miles downwind of the city."Bechtel to community concerns about emissions from the gas plant


Bechtel-Shell's gas plant has ignited the community in opposition to the project and in support of a smarter future for the city. The debate has stirred strong feelings about our city, our community and the historic legacy of Mare Island. Here are some community quotes:

"Why does Bechtel/Shell think we are pushovers for this project? Is it because we are viewed as a lunch-bucket community with low expectations, ready to welcome any industry for a promise of tax dollars?"Patricia Patrick, 79-year Vallejo resident
"Vallejo, made up of equal minorities, a melting pot of all the races who have been traditionally expected to live in filth and poverty and repugnant air and distasteful water, they think we are "too stupid" and "ignorant" and "uneducated" and "middle class" to go up against a greedy corporation like Shell...they are underestimating us"Kathy Peters, long-time Vallejo resident
"It's easier to count the children that don't have asthma" Resident of Vallejo who signed our petition on election day.

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