Tag Archives: WSPA

California’s Carbon Trading Legislation = Business As Usual

The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED, California’s Carbon Trading Legislation = Business As Usual

Originally Posted on the Daily KOS

By Dan Bacher

On January 12, California Assemblymembers Autumn R. Burke, Jim Cooper, Evan Low, and Blanca Rubio introduced legislation, AB 151, to extend the state’s cap-and-trade program beyond 2020.

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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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Fifth Californian County Bans Fracking

The ECOreport reposts more news of the growing opposition, a Fifth Californian County Bans Fracking

Originally Published on the Daily KOS

By Dan Bacher

In a state where Big Oil is the largest and most powerful corporate lobby and the governor is committed to the expansion of fracking, California anti-fracking activists have been forced to concentrate their efforts on banning the environmentally destructive oil extraction method on a county by county basis.

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Ventura Spill Didn’t Reach The Ocean

The ECOreport reposts news from Southern California,the Ventura Spill didn’t reach the ocean

Originally Published on the Daily KOS

by Dan Bacher

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW)’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response has confirmed that no oiled wildlife have been observed or reported — and no oil has reached the ocean or other water from the June 23 pipeline spill in Hall Canyon, Ventura.

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Long History Behind Ventura Oil Spill

The ECOreport reposts a peek into the politics and long history behind Ventura Oil spill 

Originally Published on the Daily KOS

By Dan Bacher

Just thirteen months after the massive Refugio Oil Spill fouled the pristine waters off the Santa Barbara Coast, a leak in an oil pipeline in Hall Canyon in Ventura County was reported at 5:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 23. As many as 700 barrels of crude oil — 29,400 gallons – have been spilled, according to the latest reports.

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Do The Pacific Coast’s Climate Leaders Mean Business?

As the Governor’s of Washington, Oregon and California join with BC to sign a new climate plan,The ECOreport asks do the Pacific Coast’s Climate Leaders mean business?  

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1On June 1, 2016, the Governors of Washington, Oregon and California joined British Columbia’s Environment Minister and representatives from six West Coast cities, in the Borgia Room of San Francisco’s Westin St. Francis Hotel, to sign what history may show was a key milestone in the struggle to mount a concerted defence against the ravages of global temperature rise. The 2016 Pacific Coast Climate Leadership Action Plan has a strong emphasis on issues like ocean acidification; the integration of clean energy into the power grid; “support for efforts by the insurance industry and regulatory system to highlight the economic costs of climate change; and so-called “super pollutants” (also known as short-lived climate pollutants).” This sounds good, but do the Pacific Coast’s “Climate Leaders” mean business?

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Big Oil Spends Millions Hindering Californian EVs

The ECOreport reposts revelations that  Big Oil spends millions hindering Californian EVs

Originally Published on Greenpeace Energydesk

By Christine Ottery

The oil industry and oil trade associations in California spent millions of dollars last year to kill off legislation that would have meant the significant take-up of electric vehicles in the state.

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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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California Oil Lobby Spent $22 Million in 2015

The ECOreport reposts an expose chronicling how  the California Oil Lobby Spent $22 Million in 2015

Originally Published on the East Bay Express

By Dan Bacher

The oil industry spent a record $22 million lobbying California legislators and officials last year, allowing it to largely determine which bills passed and which bills didn’t pass through the Legislature.

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Rally Against the Western States Petroleum Association

The ECOreport reposts the story of Sacramento’s  rally against the Western States Petroleum Association

Originally Published on Indybay.org and the Daily KOS

By Dan Bacher.

There was a rally Rally Against the Western States Petroleum Association on December 10. 350 Sacramento and Rootskeeper.org co-sponsored a Day of Action in Sacramento with the theme “How the Grinches Stole Climate Justice.”

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