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Archive | September, 2007

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Truckers Cold on Hot Fuel Bill

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25. September 2007

Truckers Cold on Hot Fuel Bill

09-25-07 by dugan   The group that represents independent truckers across the nation–including at California ports and agricultural centers–wants Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to get out his veto pen on the phony "hot fuel" bill passed by the Legislature with the support of petroleum marketers. Their letter describes a lot of the things OilWatchdog doesn’t like, […]

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Who Hates Ethanol?

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25. September 2007

Who Hates Ethanol?

09-25-07 by dugan     I’d wondered why anti-ethanol stories seemed to be popping up more frequently in the last year, and Business Week magazine has one solid answer: Big Oil hates the idea of Big Ethanol. The industry campaign is the opposite of greenwashing. Should we call it "brownwashing?" In any case, the BW […]

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Not Cooking With Gas In CA

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25. September 2007

Not Cooking With Gas In CA

9-24-07 by Court   Turns out that ambitious reform plan Speaker Nunez promoted for the cameras this summer has fizzled. Surprise, surpise. The only legislation on Governor Schwarzenegger’s desk at the end of session are two bills endorsed by Big Oil. For the record, here’s the final wrap-up of this year’s edition of "As Big […]

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Issa Challenged On “Hot Fuel” Rip-off

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18. September 2007

Issa Challenged On “Hot Fuel” Rip-off

NEWS RELEASE September 18, 2007 CONTACT: Judy Dugan, 310-392-0522, ext. 305, or cell: 213-280-0175, or Jamie Court, ext. 327, or cell: 310-874-9989 Consumer Group Challenges Rep. Darrell Issa On "Hot Fuel" Ripoff of Motorists; Congressman Stands By Scientifically Inaccurate FTC "Opinion Letter," Despite Withdrawal and Apology Santa Monica, CA — OilWatchdog.org today challenged Rep. Darrell […]

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Gov. Urged To Veto AB 868

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17. September 2007

Gov. Urged To Veto AB 868

NEWS RELEASE September 17, 2007 CONTACT: Judy Dugan, 213-280-0175 (cell), or Jamie Court, 310-392-0522 ext. 327 Gov. Schwarzenegger Urged to Veto Fake ‘Consumer Protection’ on Hot Fuel Rip-off; Foundation Says Legislation, AB868, Will Delay or Prevent Fair Sales of Gasoline Santa Monica, CA — The Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights today asked Gov. Arnold […]

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$80 Oil and the 'Enron Loophole'

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16. September 2007

$80 Oil and the 'Enron Loophole'

  Here’s something worth getting out of bed for at 6 a.m. (Pacific time) teleconference. The federal Commodity Futures Trading Commission is holding a day of hearings Tuesday on what are called "dark markets." These are the unregulated trades in futures markets for oil, gasoline, natural gas and other energy commodities. A Senate investigative report […]

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Cruising On the Company Dime

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12. September 2007

Cruising On the Company Dime

Tuesday night’s big dinner outing at the Western Weights and Measures Conference was a nice social occasion, a touristy dinner cruise on a calm Lake Tahoe. The sky was alive with stars we never see in Southern California. It was a little luxury amid a conference so tightly budgeted that there was no coffee or […]

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FTC Apologizes for Hot Fuel Error

12. September 2007

FTC Apologizes for Hot Fuel Error

The Kansas City Star (Missouri) September 12, 2007 by Steve Everly, McClatchy Newspapers FTC official apologizes for hot fuel miscalculation KANSAS CITY, MO — When it comes to hot fuel, the head of the Federal Trade Commission has a couple of well-chosen words for Congress: "I… apologize." Deborah Platt Majoras, the FTC’s chairwoman and a […]

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Insider's Theory On FTC/Issa Ghost Writing

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11. September 2007

Insider's Theory On FTC/Issa Ghost Writing

  9-11-07 by Court Our source in the industry, Insider, offers these observations about how the oil industry has historically stolen Congress’s and the FTC’s masthead:     As Oilwatchdog.org demands that Rep. Darrell Issa of San Diego release a  letter he wrote to the Federal TradeCommission requesting its opinion on the "hot fuel" issue, don’t […]

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FTC Falls on Its Sword

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11. September 2007

FTC Falls on Its Sword

The guys (yeah, it’s mostly guys) at the Western Weights and Measures Association conference here in Tahoe are serious about their math, but they have a great sense of humor. Lately the joke is on the Federal Trade Commission. The FTC’s scientifically illiterate "opinion" issued last week on the hot fuel issue described mere "tablespoons" […]

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