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Big Oil Receives Political Favours For Gifts Given To California Democrats

The ECOreport reposts an Op Ed, Big Oil Receives Political Favours For Gifts Given To California Democrats

Originally Published on the Daily KOS

by Dan Bacher

State officials and the mainstream media have for many years portrayed California as the nation’s “green leader,” but a new analysis exposing a correlation between oil industry gifts and California lawmakers’ voting records shows a much different California, one heavily influenced by the oil and gas industry.
This report reveals that California legislators received $253,771.98 in 2016 in free trips, dinners, and hotel stays from groups at least partly funded by or affiliated with companies from the oil and gas sector, according to legislators’ financial disclosure forms released last week and analyzed by the Energy and Policy Institute, a pro-clean energy watchdog organization.

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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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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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How Big Oil Dollars Saturate California

Sacramento’s biggest lobbyist group is the The Western States Petroleum Association, but there are others. How big oil dollars saturate California

Originally Published on Indybay.org & Daily KOS

By Dan Bacher

The Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA), the largest and most powerful corporate lobbying group in Sacramento, set a new record for spending in one quarter when it spent an amazing $6,750,666.60 lobbying state officials in the third quarter of 2015 to lobby against Senate Bill 350, Senate Bill 32 and other environmental bills it opposed.

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