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The 'Killer Biofuels' Claque

Friday, April 18, 2008

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The 'Killer Biofuels' Claque

 4-18-08 by dugan   Global warming denial  is a nearly lost cause, so its proponents have a new issue: killer biofuels. Their simple, effective message is that biofuels–all of them–are the cause of rising food costs. Thus biofuels are killing babies in the Third World. It’s cynical, brilliant and mostly untrue. But it certainly deflects blame from spiraling […]

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Inuits vs. Exxon: Might Work

Thursday, February 28, 2008

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Inuits vs. Exxon: Might Work

2-28-08 by dugan   It’s a Hail-Mary pass, but the Alaskan Inuit lawsuit against the oil industry on global warming just might work. It may come down to how the judge views the definition of "conspiracy." Alaska’s Eskimos, or Inuit, have been refining the argument for a long time. Four years ago, the Inuit as […]

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National ‘Hot Fuel’ Suit Update

Thursday, February 21, 2008

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National ‘Hot Fuel’ Suit Update

Consumer Victory as National ‘Hot Fuel’ Lawsuit Moves Forward on All Counts Federal District Judge in Kansas City Refuses to Dismiss Suit Against Petroleum Marketers Alleging Deceptive Sale of Gasoline, Diesel Fuel Santa Monica, CA — The sale of “hot fuel” will bring a long, uncomfortable summer to petroleum marketers, refiners and oil companies with […]

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Big Oil's Big Bribes?

Thursday, January 31, 2008

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Big Oil's Big Bribes?

01-31-08 by dugan   I absolutely can’t vouch for the truth of this story, but it’s no wonder that people would believe it. A Bahraini publication claims that oil companies are offering Iraqi legislators $5 million each to vote for the Iraqi oil law, which would give the oil companies control of Iraq’s huge untapped […]

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Congress Must Act On Energy Prices

Monday, January 7, 2008

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Congress Must Act On Energy Prices

NEWS RELEASE January 7, 2008 CONTACT: Judy Dugan (310) 392-0522 ext. 305, or Jamie Court, ext. 327 Congress Must Act to Question, Curb Energy Prices as Gasoline Rises Again, Says Group; Pump Price up a Nickel in a Week, Boosting Refinery Profits Even as Economists See Recession Looming Santa Monica, CA — A weekly national […]

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Child of 'The Yes Men' Strikes

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

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Child of 'The Yes Men' Strikes

12-04-07 by dugan     "Hoaxers Target Big Oil." That’s an irresistible headline in OilWatchdog’s plush consumer-financed corporate headquarters. The story in the sober British Guardian newspaper was straight-faced, about a fake promise appearing on an expert fake of an oil industry-financed consortium’s website: "Environmental campaigners today appeared to have opened up a new front […]

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Spike In Crude Oil But Not Gas Prices

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

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Spike In Crude Oil But Not Gas Prices

Spike in Crude Oil Price to $88/Barrel Without New Run-Up in Pump Price Exposes Oil Industry Deception, Profiteering; Oil Companies’ Claim That Crude Oil Costs Drive Gasoline Price Makes No Sense With Today’s Barrel Prices Up More Than 40% Over Spring, When Pump Prices Hit $3.25/Gallon Santa Monica, CA — The oil industry’s longstanding argument […]

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The Other Oil Addiction: Politicians Love That Tax Revenue

Friday, July 20, 2007

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The Other Oil Addiction: Politicians Love That Tax Revenue

If you want to know (another) reason politicians don’t really want to step in and take action to lower gas prices, check this out from Associated Press on California’s current budget debate: The budget adopted by the state Assembly, 56-23, contained about $103 billion in general fund spending, $1 billion less than Schwarzenegger proposed in […]

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Congress Looking At “Hot Fuel” Scam

Friday, June 8, 2007

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Congress Looking At “Hot Fuel” Scam

NEWS RELEASE: June 8, 2007 CONTACT: Judy Dugan, (cell) 213-280-0175, or Jamie Court, 310-392-0522 ext. 327 Congress Sees Motorists Cheated By "Hot Fuel" During Summer Driving Season; Group Urges Honest Measurement of Gasoline to Stop $1.5 Billion Ripoff Santa Monica, CA — A Congressional study finds that motorists nationwide will be cheated of $1.5 billion […]

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Big Oil vs. OilWatchdog

Monday, June 4, 2007

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Big Oil vs. OilWatchdog

06-04-07 by dugan It’s the most exciting debate since… Paris Hilton’s Prison Sentence? Read me taking on Tom Tanton of the Exxon-funded Institute for Energy Research, in the LA Times’ Opinion section “Dust-Up" online. We did three days of back and forth on:  Are Gasoline Prices Too High? Should Government Do Anything? Are High Prices […]

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