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Pumping Up The Dow

Monday, February 11, 2008

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Pumping Up The Dow

2-11-08 by Court Looks like the Dow Jones is looking for some speculative boost to the topsy-turvy, overall-sagging fortunes of Wall Street. Altria (aka Phillip Morris) and Honeywell are off of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Chevron and Bank of America are in.   The Wall Street Journal alert says, "The change is the first in […]

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Human Energy?

Sunday, September 30, 2007

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Human Energy?

9-30-07 by Court    Chevron’s latest advertising campaign, which gives the company the tagline "Human Energy," is a classic study in how large rogue corporations try to show themselves as having a soul and human meaning.  The 2.5 minute infomercial on 60 minutes tonight (see the ad in the link in Ad Age) tries to […]

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Not Cooking With Gas In CA

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

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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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Insider's Theory On FTC/Issa Ghost Writing

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

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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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After Live Earth

Sunday, July 8, 2007

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After Live Earth

7-08-07 by Court   The global concerts on 7-7-07 designed to raise consciousness about global climate change already have their own extensive Wikipedia entry and the question is what’s next?   In the last twelve hours, I have seen two e-mail proposals circulating among green-tech’s avante garde to capitalize on the momentum for plugin hybrid […]

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Arnold Exposed

Friday, July 6, 2007

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Arnold Exposed

7-7-07 by Court   Here’s my colleague Carmen Balber’s blow-by-blow account of today’s legislative hearing about Arnold Schwarzenegger’s role in slowing down his greenhouse gas regulators. The most juicy tidbit is the former executive director of the Air Resources Board said the governor promised the oil industry the Board would go slow. Here’s Carmen’s post […]

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The Hot Fuel Ripoff

Friday, July 6, 2007

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The Hot Fuel Ripoff

It’s simple physics. When the temperature of gasoline rises above 60 degrees, gasoline expands.  The amount of energy the gallon delivers shrinks by volume.  Since our gas pumps don’t account for the bigger volume, motorists receive less gasoline than they should. Here’s the whole story, from a prize-winning series by the Kansas City Star: Hot […]

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Audit The Pollutenator

Monday, July 2, 2007

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Audit The Pollutenator

7-2-07 by Court   The independent state auditor should investigate the reason for the dismissal of Air Resource Board Chairman Bob Sawyer after the resignation of Board executive director Cartherine Witherspoon today.   The public deserves to know the truth behind the firing and Governor Schwarzenegger should welcome the investigation to clear the air. Witherspoon […]

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"Independence" Behind Firing

Friday, June 29, 2007

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"Independence" Behind Firing

6-29-07 by Court   The other shoe over Arnold Schwarzenegger’s firing of the Air Resources Board Chief Bob Sawyer dropped in the LA Times today. Sawyer says the entire issue is political independence and his desire to move quickly on removing greenhouse gas emissions. Arrnold may have donned a green tie, marketed himself as the […]

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NY Judge KOs Chevron

Thursday, June 28, 2007

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NY Judge KOs Chevron

6-28-07 by Court Chevron failed to convince a US District Court judge in New York that the case against the company for contaminating the Amazon should be sujbect to arbitration and removed from Ecuador’s justice system. 30,000 Amazon residents are seeking to make Chevron pay $6 billion in clean up costs for subsidary Texaco’s dumping […]

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