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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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Speak Out On Tesoro’s Local Refinery Expansion!

The ECrpeort reposts an appeal regarding Tesoro plans to spend $400 million upgrading their Anacortes refinery to add a xylene extraction facility. Speak out on Tesoro’s local refinery expansion!

Originally Published on Friends of the San Juans

By Katie Fleming

Tesoro’s Anacortes refinery has proposed an expansion project that would increase the risk of a toxic chemical spill in the Salish Sea and we need the Safe Shippers to comment. Tesoro plans to spend $400 million upgrading their refinery to add a xylene extraction facility. Skagit County Planning and Development Services has called for an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the project, and will be accepting public comment on the scope of the EIS until April 15th.

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Oil companies are feeling the heat

The price of oil dipped below $50 per barrel on July 20 for the first time in months. Another frank analysis of which how Oil companies are feeling the heat.

Originally Published on Oilprce.com

By Evan Kelly

WTI dipped briefly dipped below $50 per barrel on July 20 for the first time in months. The bear market is inflicting a lot of pain on the sector as a whole. But oil service companies are especially feeling the heat.

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How Big Oil Bought Sacramento

Originally published in Counterpunch

By Dan Bacher

A ground breaking report released on April 1, 2014 by the ACCE Institute and Common Cause reveals that Big Oil spent $123.6 million to lobby elected officials in California over the past 15 years, an increase of over 400 percent since the 1999-2000 legislative session, when the industry spent $4.8 million.
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