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Assembly tries to lower gas prices

22. June 2007

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Assembly tries to lower gas prices

Associated Press June 22, 2007 Assembly passes bills in effort to lower gasoline prices  by SAMANTHA YOUNG, Associated Press Writer SACRAMENTO, CA — Democrats in the state Assembly on Thursday passed legislation to boost oversight of oil refiners and study the practices of the gasoline industry, moves their Republican counterparts described as nothing more than […]

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A World of 'If 'On Energy Bill

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22. June 2007

A World of 'If 'On Energy Bill

06/22/07 by dugan   Yes, at least the Senate’s energy bill vote yesterday wasn’t about opening US coastlines to unlimited drilling and tearing up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to get at maybe six months’ worth of oil. Huge subsidies to coal were blocked. And it’s better to be moving forward with new auto standards […]

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CA Oil Laws Take New Step

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21. June 2007

CA Oil Laws Take New Step

June 21, 2007   For Immediate Release Contact:  Judy Dugan (310)  392-0522 ext. 305 CA. Assembly Awakens to Gasoline Crisis, Passes Consumer-Friendly Bills Group Urges Senate Leader to Resist Oil Companies, Take a Stand for Full Passage   (Santa Monica)—The California Assembly took a step toward reining in gasoline prices today, passing two small but […]

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BP Grant Came After Article

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21. June 2007

BP Grant  Came After Article

NEWS RELEASE June 21, 2007 CONTACT: John M. Simpson, (310) 392-0522, ext. 317;(310) 292-1902 (cell)   BP Foundation’s $7.5 million Grant To Stanford Came After Favorable Research Article Santa Monica, CA — The flow of Big Oil money into American universities continued this week with the gift of $7.5 million from the BP Foundation to Stanford […]

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Greasing The Wheels of Academe

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20. June 2007

Greasing The Wheels of Academe

06-20-07 by Simpson More Big Oil Money is greasing the wheels of academe making the nation’s big name universities little more than extension campuses of “Big Oil U.” Stanford University’s Program on Energy and Sustainable Development is getting a $7.5 million grant over five years from the BP Foundation for research on modern energy markets. […]

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Big Oil's 'Buy Low, Sell High"

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20. June 2007

Big Oil's 'Buy Low, Sell High"

06-20-07 by dugan   We’re seeing oil industry clout chip away at the vigor of the energy bill. Today Big Oil got to keep an accounting trick that saves it $4.3 billion a year in taxes, cheats investors and suppresses true profit figures. Keep reading if you want to find out how that works.   […]

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Senate Energy Bill Redux

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20. June 2007

Senate Energy Bill Redux

6-20-07 by Court   What a difference a year makes. Last year oil companies were denying they had a hand in global warming and the big US Senate debate was whether to open up the Alaskan wildlife reserve to drilling for crude oil.  Well, now the debate is on about what type of alternative fuel […]

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E85: Energy Bill Orphan

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19. June 2007

E85: Energy Bill Orphan

  It’s hard to keep up with what’s in and what’s out of the energy bill at this point, but here’s a reminder, courtesy of Washington’s The Hill blog, that big bucks for biolfuels won’t mean you can actually use them. The bill seeks billions in biofeul subsidies, but does nothing to force oil companies […]

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'Hot Fuel' Fix Threatened

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19. June 2007

'Hot Fuel' Fix Threatened

06-19-07   Help! E-mail or call your Senator now (see suggested message below), to keep alive a fix for the ‘hot fuel’ ripoff. Senators intent on hauling home pork, scoring points with contributors and getting the energy bill to a vote can’t be bothered to protect consumers. Make ‘em do it. Otherwise, motorists nationwide will […]

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'Coal Cash' for Montana

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19. June 2007

'Coal Cash' for Montana

06-19-07 by dugan   (Late update: The worst measures to subsidize liquid fuel from coal, including Sen. Tester’s, were voted down late today in the Senate. Coal may still get big handouts, but this bill is gone.) It’s hard to believe that the Senate, for the benefit of lightly populated Montana, will throw $10 billion […]

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