Warning: array_map(): Argument #2 should be an array in /opt/bitnami/apps/wordpress/htdocs/wp-content/themes/freshnews/functions.php on line 46

Warning: implode(): Invalid arguments passed in /opt/bitnami/apps/wordpress/htdocs/wp-content/themes/freshnews/functions.php on line 46
Oil Watchdog | Tag Archive | big oil u

Tag Archive | "big oil u"

Regents Must Review UC-BP Deal

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

0 Comments

Regents Must Review UC-BP Deal

NEWS RELEASE October 31, 2007 CONTACT: John M. Simpson, 310-392-0522, x317, or cell: 310-292-1902 Consumer Advocates Insist UC Regents Review $500 Million "UC-BP" Deal; Demand Proposed Contract Terms Be Made Public Santa Monica, CA — The University of California Board of Regents must approve any contract with BP creating the controversial Energy Biosciences Institute at […]

Continue reading...

UC-BP About to Open

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

33 Comments

UC-BP About to Open

10-30-07 by simpson The contract covering the $500 million deal for BP to fund the Energy Biosciences Institute (EBI) at UC Berkeley is about to be signed. Though the project was announced last February, negotiators have taken longer than expected to reach a contract. Signing is expected next week. According to a report in the […]

Continue reading...

Students Fight to Thwart UC-BP

Thursday, October 4, 2007

0 Comments

Students Fight to Thwart UC-BP

10-04-07 by simpson   I supplied the T-shirts and The Student Campaign to Stop BP at Berkeley  offered up a demonstration to drive home the potential damage of Big Oil U on one of the nation’s premier research universities. About 200 people — mostly students – protested the $500 million BP deal that would create […]

Continue reading...

Students Warn About “UC-BP”

Thursday, October 4, 2007

0 Comments

Students Warn About “UC-BP”

Rally, T-shirts Warn Cal Could Become “UC-BP”; $500 Million BP Deal Near Completion As Big Oil Pumps Money Into Colleges Berkeley, CA — Oil giant BP must not be allowed to use a $500 million research deal to turn Cal Berkeley into “UC-BP,” the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights (FTCR) warned today as it […]

Continue reading...

Chevron, Can You Spare a Dime?

Friday, September 28, 2007

1 Comment

Chevron, Can You Spare a Dime?

09-28-07 by dugan   Greenpeace, eat your heart out. A day after announcing a $15 billion stock buyback, Chevron today announces a new $15-million ad campaign to boost its sorry corporate image. $15 million is only .1% of the stock buyback, but it’s still an unimaginable media budget for Greenpeace, Sierra Club, Consumers Union or […]

Continue reading...

BP Keeps on Bumbling

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

0 Comments

BP Keeps on Bumbling

09-26-07 by dugan   Lots of folks have sent along a Financial Times report that BP’s CEO sees its third-quarter performance as "dreadful." (Here’s a later recap from the Guardian, with updates).  BP CEO Tony Hayward tried to blame some of the bad outlook on lower refining profits, but other analysts say in a CNN […]

Continue reading...

"Boston Legal" Pillories Big Oil U

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

6 Comments

"Boston Legal" Pillories Big Oil U

NEWS RELEASE September 26, 2007 CONTACT: John M. Simpson, (310) 392-0522, ext. 317, or (310) 292-1902, cell Big Oil U Pilloried On "Boston Legal" Season Premiere; $500 Million BP Deal at Berkeley Near Completion; Oil Dollars Flow to Colleges Across the USA Santa Monica, CA — ABC’s popular TV show "Boston Legal" took its plot […]

Continue reading...

"Boston Legal" Focuses on Big Oil U

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

0 Comments

"Boston Legal" Focuses on Big Oil U

9-26-04 by simpson   ABC’s Boston Legal likes to base its plots on real life and the plot of last night’s season premier was drawn from Big Oil U campuses at Stanford University and UC Berkeley. I didn’t watch the show, but this e-mail from my colleague Doug Heller outlines the plot. The show pretty […]

Continue reading...

BP Funds Another Campus

Monday, September 10, 2007

0 Comments

BP Funds Another Campus

9-10-07 by simpson San Juan College School of Energy in Farmington, NM, has just announced it will receive $750,000 from BP over the next three years to train natural gas field technicians. San Juan College is one the fastest growing community colleges in New Mexico. A key to the program is the development Internet-based computer […]

Continue reading...

Fall semester delayed at "UC BP"

Thursday, August 30, 2007

0 Comments

Fall semester delayed at "UC BP"

08-30-07 by simpson Students have returned to college campuses across the country, but there apparently is a delay in the fall semester for Big Oil U’s largest extension campus at the University of California at Berkeley. As you’ll recall, BP announced with great fanfare last February a plan to fund a $500 million alternative energy […]

Continue reading...