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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 bill to ban oil drilling in marine protected area fails!

Originally Published by the Daily KOS & Indybay.org

by Dan Bacher

Only in a Big Oil state like California would a Legislator have to author a bill to ban offshore oil drilling in a “marine protected area.” And only in a Big Oil state like California would the Legislature vote against a bill to stop oil drilling in a “marine protected area.”

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Stop Fooling California exposes oil lobbyist conflict of interest 

by Dan Bacher

The same oil industry lobbyist who led the task force to create marine protected areas in Southern California is now opposing a bill to protect the Vandenburg State Marine Reserve from offshore oil drilling.

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Bill to ban oil drilling in marine protected area passes

Originally Published by the Fishsniffer, Daily KOS, & Indybay.com

by Dan Bacher

A bill to ban offshore oil drilling in state waters in the Santa Barbara Channel known as Tranquillon Ridge passed out of the Assembly Natural Resources Committee on June 26 by a vote of 6 to 2.
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Bill would ban oil drilling in Vandenberg marine protected area

by Dan Bacher

Fishermen, Tribal leaders and grassroots environmentalists have criticized the privately funded Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative for creating questionable “marine protected areas” that fail to protect the ocean from oil drilling, fracking, pollution, military testing, corporate aquaculture and all human impacts on the ocean other than fishing and gathering.
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