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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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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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Break Free PNW In Anacortes

The ECOreport reposts a public announcement Break FreePNW In Anacortes, WA, March 13-25 

Press Release from the Friends of the San Juans

On May 13, 14 and 15 organizers on every continent are planning a global wave of mass actions called Break Free to confront the fossil fuel industry. Only 16 sites around the world have been chosen. One of them is right here on the shores of our Salish Sea — March Point in Anacortes, where the Shell and Tesoro refineries are located.

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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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Big Oil’s Sponsorship Of Cultural Institutions

The ECOreport reposts an expose of Big Oil’s sponsorship of cultural institutions & how that is changing

Originally Published on Energydesk

By Georgie Johnson

In 2012, BP agreed a sponsorship deal with four top UK cultural institutions – Tate, British Museum, Royal Opera House and National Portrait Gallery – to the tune of about £10 million over five years.

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The State Of Oil In 2016

The ECOreport reposts an analysis of the state of Oil in 2016

Originally Published on Oilprice.com

By Nick Cunningham

Oilprice.com recently spoke with Carl Larry, Director of Oil and Gas at Frost & Sullivan, a consultancy that conducts research on oil and gas markets, to get his thoughts on the state of oil in 2016.

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Twilight of the Gods of Oil

The ECOreport reposts the story of how Big Oil’s 55-year-long dominance of our world is ending. The Twilight of the Gods of Oil

Originally Published on Energy Post

by Peter F Varadi

OPEC was initiated in 1960 by five countries and by the 1970s had 12 members who controlled the flow of oil and its price. Everybody remembers the 1973 oil crisis which ushered in a recession in the US and other countries. In the following years OPEC regularly made threats and on at least one occasion caused another crisis, in 1979. They forgot the age old saying that one should not make war with one’s customers. The customers will react somehow.

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Indigenous Leaders Slam Brown At COP 21

California’s Governor got a nasty surprise, at the end of his keynote address Indigenous leaders slam Brown at COP 21

Originally Published on the Daily KOS

by Dan Bacher

At the end of his keynote address at the World Climate Summit in Paris yesterday, Indigenous leaders heckled Governor Jerry Brown, challenging him on his support of controversial carbon trading polices that represent “a new form of colonialism” that could potentially cause genocide.

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COP21 Proceeds as Planned

The Terrorist attack on Paris will not stop international Climate talks, COP21 Proceeds as Planned. 

Originally Published on Energydesk

By Christine Ottery

The major international climate talks to be held in Paris from 30 November will still be going ahead despite the terrorist attack in Paris on Friday. The summit will be held with “extremely tightened” security around Le Bourget.

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Fossil Fuel Companies Gave UK Universities £134m

Fossil Fuel Companies Gave UK Universities £134m. This money funds research projects pays salaries & gives them access to the larger research culture.

Originally Published on Energydesk

By  Maeve McClenaghan

Use the map to search for your university and see how much money has been invested from which companies. Or check our database here.

Britain’s top universities have admitted taking £134m in funding from oil, gas and coal companies in the past five years – even as many move to divest themselves from the fossil fuel industry, according to a Greenpeace investigation.

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