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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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Monterey County Bans Fracking

The ECOreport reposts news of a Californian measure passed in the election, Monterey County Bans Fracking

Originally Published on the Daily KOS

by Dan Bacher

The 2016 election results are grim for those who care about water, the environment, the public trust, human rights and the future of this country. But there is one major grassroots environmental victory to celebrate in California — the passage of measure Z to ban fracking in Monterey County, the first major-oil producing county in California to do so.

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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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Washington Appealing Climate Kids Ruling

The ECOreport reposts news of the state of Washington appealing Climate Kids ruling

Press Release from Our Children’s Trust

Seattle – Yesterday, in an act betraying the youth of Washington, “green” Gov. Jay Inslee’s administration appealed a Washington Superior Court decision ordering his administration to issue a rule limiting greenhouse gas emissions by the end of the year. Today, Inslee published an op-ed touting his climate record in The Hill with no mention of the case or his administration’s anti-environment appeal of the decision.

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Corporate Influence At UC Davis and UCLA

The ECOreport reposts expose of how millions of dollars in donations help increase corporate influence at UC Davis and UCLA

Originally Published at Daily KOS

by Dan Bacher

UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi, made infamous throughout the world for her leadership role at the university when students were pepper sprayed by campus police during an Occupy protest in the fall 2011, is under fire again.

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Traders Losing Faith In OPEC

The ECOreport reposts reports of Traders Losing Faith in OPEC as market prices continues to decline, a weekly round-up

Originally Published on Oilprice.com

By Evan Kelly

Chevron (NYSE: CVX) made news when it completed its $54 billion Gorgon LNG export terminal in Australia a few weeks ago. It also made headlines this week when it announced that it temporarily shut down the terminal due to technical difficulties, less than one month after its first shipment.

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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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Oil Price Declines After Export Ban Lifted

The ECOreport reposts news that the US Oil Price Declines After Export Ban Lifted, only 5% but ….

Originally Published on Oilprice.com

By Charles Kennedy of Oilprice.com

Just over three months after the authorities lifted the four-decade ban on crude oil exports, the U.S. has actually exported less this year than it did over the same period the year before, when the ban was still in place.

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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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