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Did Big Oil Spend $10.8 million To Pass California’s Cap &Trade Bill?

The ECOreport reposts another Op-ED about corporate influence, Did Big Oil spend $10.8 million to pass California’s Cap &Trade Bill?

Originally Posted on the Daily KOS

by Dan Bacher

State officials and the mainstream media depicted the passage of Governor Jerry Brown’s cap-and-trade bill last month as a “historic climate victory,” but over 65 environmental justice, conservation and public interest organizations slammed the bill because of the devastating impact it will have on front line communities, the people of California and our air and water.

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Scientists Urge US to Continue California’s Coastal Fracking Moratorium

The ECOreport reposts the story: scientists urge US to continue California’s Coastal Fracking Moratorium

Originally Published on the Fishsniffer & Indybay.com

by Dan Bacher

As oil companies were fracking like crazy off the Southern California Coast, Catherine Reheis-Boyd, the President of the Western States Petroleum Association, chaired the privately-funded Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative Blue Ribbon Task Force to created so-called “marine protected areas in Southern California from 2009 to 2012.

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