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Dynes 'Reviewing' UC-BP Deal

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

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Dynes 'Reviewing' UC-BP Deal

11-06-07 by simpson   The contract that would create a $500 million research deal between UC Berkeley and oil giant BP is “under review” in the office of University of California President Robert Dynes.  Not clear is whether it will be vetted by the UC Regents as we and two other groups have demanded. Last […]

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Students Fight to Thwart UC-BP

Thursday, October 4, 2007

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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 […]

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Students Warn About “UC-BP”

Thursday, October 4, 2007

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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 […]

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"Boston Legal" Pillories Big Oil U

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

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"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 […]

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"Boston Legal" Focuses on Big Oil U

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

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"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 […]

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Issa Challenged On “Hot Fuel” Rip-off

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

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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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FTC Falls on Its Sword

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

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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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Tablespoons of What?

Friday, September 7, 2007

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Tablespoons of What?

09-07-07 by dugan It’s good to have a Congress unafraid to throw facts in the face of misinformation. Rep. Dennis Kucinich and the staff of his Domestic Policy subcommittee today answered the Federal Trade Commission’s falsehoods on the "hot fuel" ripoff and challenged commission president Deborah Platt Majoras to explain where she got her un-facts. […]

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Fall semester delayed at "UC BP"

Thursday, August 30, 2007

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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 […]

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Big Oil U Offers New Major

Monday, July 9, 2007

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Big Oil U Offers New Major

07-09-07 by Simpson  Big Oil U is marching on, and the latest extension campus, The University of Texas at Austin funded with $5 million from Chevron, is offering a new "major". Instead of alternative energy, it’s back to the "classics" — getting oil. In an announcement today Chevron said it has formed a research alliance […]

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