Tag Archives: California Independent Petroleum Association

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 Fracking Ban was Deferred Again

The Western States Petroleum Association and other oil company lobbyists are believed to be responsible. California’s Fracking Ban was Deferred Again.

Originally Published on the Daily KOS

by Dan Bacher

Senator Mike McGuire vowed that he will try again next year to pass a bill to forever protect California’s coast from new offshore oil development in state waters – the California Coastal Protection Act (SB 788) – after the legislation failed twice because of intense opposition by Big Oil.

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