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Greasing The Wheels

Friday, May 16, 2008

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Greasing The Wheels

5-16-08 by simpson Chevron Corp. just gave $100,000 to Gov. Schwarzenegger’s Dream Team Committee making the oil giant the 14th biggest contributor to Arnold since 2003. Chevron has given his various committees a total of $765,800. The most recent infusion of cash came on May 5 just before the Public Utilities Commission signed off on […]

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EPA's Top Secret

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

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EPA's Top Secret

4-09-08 by dugan     So, did the White House "influence" the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision last December to kill states’ plans to regulate greenhouse emissions from tailpipes? Some of us don’t doubt it for a second. But Rep. Henry Waxman today gave up on negotiating for the documents that would decide the issue, issuing […]

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Chevron's Goliath Strategy

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

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Chevron's Goliath Strategy

3-19-08 by dugan     The Oakland-adjacent and working class city of Richmond, Calif., is on the verge of allowing Chevron to proceed with a huge, contentious "upgrade" of its refinery there so it can process dirtier, heavier grades of crude oil. Chevron says the plant will just become “more efficient.” Critics, including state Atty. […]

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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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Clueless Mary Nichols

Monday, August 20, 2007

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Clueless Mary Nichols

08-20-07 by dugan   When Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed former California Air Resources Board director Mary Nichols last month to head the same agency in his administration, reaction in the enviro world was mostly relief, tinged with worry: Could she stand up strongly to the governor and enforce the state’s new global warming emissions law? But […]

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Governor Swimming in Greenwash

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

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Governor Swimming in Greenwash

07-10-07 by dugan   We all know about Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s meddling-by-proxy  to slow down implementation of California’s global warming bill. Now we find out, from the San Jose Mercury News , that he’s an all-around environmental fake. His administration touted buying 1,138 "flex-fuel" vehicles for state employees, without installing a single pump where they […]

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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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Fire the Air Quality Meddlers

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

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Fire the Air Quality Meddlers

07-03-07 by dugan     Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger may think that naming a veteran air quality official like Mary Nichols to head his Air Resources Board will quiet things down. But any new appointee, even one who formerly chaired the same board, is bound to fail unless the Gov first takes his mitts off what […]

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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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