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Chevron Busts Family Budgets

Thursday, May 15, 2008

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Chevron Busts Family Budgets

Chevron Busts Family Budgets In Struggling California Town Of Casmalia State PUC Grants Oil Giant’s Water Company 89.7 Percent Rate Increase; Chevron Wanted 138 Percent CONTACT: John M. Simpson, 310-392-0522, ext 317; or cell: 310-292-1902 May 15, 2008 Santa Monica, CA — A decision today  by the California Public Utilities Commission to grant a whopping […]

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Energy Traders Get Their Manufactured $100-Oil Dream, Consumers Brace for $4.00 Gasoline

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

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Group Calls on Congress to Curb Wild Speculation in Energy Markets   Speculators ginned up alarm over Nigerian gang violence, Pakistani unrest and shaky predictions on future OPEC capacity to drive crude oil prices to $100 a barrel without any evidence of imminent shortages, said the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights Tuesday. With gasoline […]

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Heat Or Food This Winter?

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

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Heat Or Food This Winter?

No one should have to freeze in order to afford groceries this winter. The Energy Department estimates that it will cost the average Americans a record $977 just for the fuel to heat their homes this year, which has increased by 22 percent this year, according to the Energy Information Administration, with those people who […]

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Chevron CEO Gets Gouging Award

Thursday, October 25, 2007

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Chevron CEO Gets Gouging Award

NEWS RELEASE October 25, 2007 CONTACT: John M. Simpson, 310-392-0522, x317, or cell: 310-292-1902 Consumer Advocate Confronts Chevron Chief Executive Over Soaring Gasoline Prices With "Golden Nozzle Award" Los Angeles, CA — Consumer Advocates from Oilwatchdog.org today confronted Chevron CEO Dave O’Reilly over soaring gasoline prices and presented him with a symbolic "Golden Nozzle Award." […]

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Chevron Silent On Human Rights

Monday, October 1, 2007

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Chevron Silent On Human Rights

NEWS RELEASE October 1, 2007 CONTACT: Judy Dugan, 310-392-0522, ext. 305, cell: 213-280-0175 ‘Human Rights’ Not Part of Chevron ‘Human Energy’ Advertising Campaign; Watchdog Group’s Letter Calls on CEO to Dump Myanmar Gas Fields that Fund Brutal Dictatorship Santa Monica, CA — The Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights and its OilWatchdog.org project today called […]

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Chevron 'Didn't Just Dial 911'

Thursday, August 16, 2007

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Chevron 'Didn't Just Dial 911'

08-16-07 by dugan   Chevron’s chief tactic against foreign environmental and human rights lawsuits is scorched-earth denial, but it lately it hasn’t been working.   A federal judge in San Francisco ruled Tuesday  that Nigerian villagers can go to trial in the U.S. on charges that Chevron is responsible for Nigerian military attacks in 1998 […]

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Sting Of Toxic Tones

Monday, July 9, 2007

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Sting Of Toxic Tones

If you watched the primetime broadcast of the Live Earth concerts last Saturday night, you may have caught the segment where Sting and his wife Trudie Styler told the 2 billion plus in the world-wide audience about Chevron-Texaco’s war on the Amazon. You can bet Chevron didn’t expect to have it’s toxic laundry aired before […]

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Doing Right In Nigeria & The World

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

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Doing Right In Nigeria & The World

5-15-07 by Court Chevron reports that a group of young protesters briefly occupied its office in the Nigerian Delta city of Warri asking for jobs and better social conditions. The  oil rich region is home to the biggest oil companies and their gravy  trai. Yet the majority of residents live on less than $1 per […]

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Attack Of The Chevron Attorneys

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

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Attack Of The Chevron Attorneys

5-2-07 by Court Chevron’s attorneys are at it again, this time breathing down the necks of editors at the San Francisco Chronicle over my oped last week, "Is Chevron Going Green?" I got the call Monday from Chronicle editors that Chevron’s attorneys were challenging both my character and my claims in the commentary. The company […]

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A Connect-the-Dots Moment

Friday, April 27, 2007

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A Connect-the-Dots Moment

04-27-07 by Dugan   Here’s news that screams “Brought To You By Big Oil” Well-reported stories from the AP and USA Today report a sharp oil price jump after news of a foiled Al Qaeda attack on Saudi oilfields. Duh. Who couldn’t see that story coming?  It’s a real connect-the-dots moment. As I reported earlier […]

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