Tag Archives: Oil Lobbyists in California

Big Oil Defeats Attempted Offshore Drilling Ban

The ECOreport reposts news from the California senate, where Big Oil defeats attempted offshore drilling ban

Originally published on the Daily KOS

by Dan Bacher

Showing the enormous power of the oil industry in California despite the state’s “green” image, every bill except one opposed by the powerful oil industry has failed to make it out of the state legislature this year and during the 2015-2016 session.

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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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Jerry Brown Announces Global Climate Action Summit

The ECOreport reposts news from California, where Jerry Brown Announces Global Climate Action Summit

Originally Published on the Daily KOS

by Dan Bacher

California Governor Jerry Brown announced yesterday,  via video message at the Global Citizen Festival in Hamburg, Germany, that the state will convene the “world’s climate leaders” in San Francisco in September 2018 for a “Global Climate Action Summit.”

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Ten Things Jerry Brown Could Do To Become A Green Governor

The ECOreport reposts a OP-Ed from California, Ten Things Jerry Brown Could Do To Become A Green Governor

Originally Published on the Daily KOS

By Dan Bacher

Responding to President Donald Trump’s decision on June 1 to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, California Governor Jerry Brown immediately issued a bluntly-worded statement condemning the decision.

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Big Oil Vs the People of California

The ECOreport reposts an OP-Ed & photo essay about the struggle with corporate interests, Big Oil Vs the People of California

Originally Posted on Indybay.com

by Dan Bacher

On Thirteenth Street in front of the Sacramento Convention Center where the Democratic Convention was being held on May 20, a group  of activists held a mock “tug of war’” between the people of California and the oil industry for the loyalty of Governor Jerry Brown.

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California’s Top Lobbyist Is The Western States Petroleum Association

The ECOreport reposts news from California where, once again, California’s Top Lobbyist Is The Western States Petroleum Association

Originally Published on the Daily KOS

By Dan Bacher

As is normally the case, the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) topped the list of California lobbying expenditures in the first quarter of 2017, spending a total of nearly $1.4 million.

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Big Oil Lobby Group Hires Former California Assemblyman

Big Oil Lobby Group hires former California Assemblyman

Originally Published on the Daily KOS

By Dan Bacher

The Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA), the most powerful corporate lobbying group in Sacramento, announced the hiring of former Assemblyman Henry Perea (D-Fresno) as Senior Vice President, Policy and Strategic Affairs, on March 27.
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Sacramento’s Biggest Corporate Lobby

THE ECOreport reposts an OP-Ed: the Western States Petroleum Association’s grip on California,  Sacramento’s Biggest Corporate Lobby

by Dan Bacher

This is a revised transcript of a short speech that I gave at the end of the “Changefest rally” held on the north steps of the State Capitol in Sacramento on January 21. I will post a report on the rally later.

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California’s Biggest Lobby Group Spent $49.5 Million Since 2009

The ECOreport reposts news of Big Oil’s continuing interference, California’s Biggest Lobby Group Spent $49.5 Million Since 2009

Originally Posted on the Daily KOS

By Dan Bacher

The Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) is not a household name in California and the West, but it should be.

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California Democrats Under Laundering Investigation

The ECOreport reposts a story about donations from oil, energy and utility influencing the 2014 Governor’s election, California Democrats Under Laundering Investigation 

Originally Published on the Daily KOS

by Dan Bacher

The California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) announced on September 23 that it has opened an investigation into the California Democratic Party in response to a report by a prominent consumer group claiming that the party acted as a “laundry machine” to funnel donations from oil, energy and utility companies to Brown’s 2014 election campaign.
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