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Cap-and-trade: Big oil continues to praise Jerry Brown’s supposedly green bill

How should we judge the environmental impact of California Governor Jerry Brown’s latest green “victory”, his cap-and-trade extension? Hint: If big oil loves it, how green can it be?  By Dan Bacher  Catherine Reheis-Boyd, President of the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) and former Chair of the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative Blue Ribbon Task […]

August 5th

Big Oil spent $10.8 million to pass Jerry Brown’s cap-and-trade bill

State officials and the mainstream media depicted the passage of Governor Jerry Brown’s cap-and-trade bill last month as a “historic climate victory,” but over 65 environmental justice, conservation and public interest organizations slammed the bill because of the devastating impact it will have on front line communities, the people of California and our air and water. By Dan […]

August 2nd

Cap and Trade: Jerry Brown signs his bill (and calls opponents political terrorists)

At Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay with the San Francisco skyline right behind him on July 25, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 398 by Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella), controversial legislation that extends California’s cap-and-trade program for another ten years until 2030. By Dan Bacher “California is leading the world in dealing with a principal existential threat that humanity faces,” […]

July 28th

California’s Chevron-written cap-and-trade bill passes

More than 50 environmental justice and consumer organizations are outraged by the California Legislature’s passage last night of Big Oil’s cap-and-trade bill, Assembly Bill 398,  while Governor Jerry Brown, legislators and the Western States Petroleum Association are celebrating at the State Capitol. By Dan Bacher  Governor Brown, Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon and […]

July 18th

Cap-and-Trade: 50 environmental groups oppose California’s Chevron-written bill AB 398

A broad and deep coalition of climate and environmental justice groups announce their opposition to AB 398, the cap-and-trade bill that began with a Western States Petroleum wish list. By RL Miller Climate Hawks Vote “The Cap & Trade extension was written by the oil industry, is even worse than the current failed program, includes […]

July 18th

Jerry Brown’s cap-and-trade bill passes Senate Environmental Quality Committee

Assembly Bill 398, Governor Jerry Brown’s legislation extending California’s controversial cap-and-trade program, passed the Senate Environmental Quality Committee by a five- to-two party line vote today. It will head to the Senate floor on Monday, July 17. By Dan Bacher The bill is opposed by many environmental justice, consumer and conservation groups, although supported by some “Big Green” NGOs, including the Natural Resources Defense […]

July 13th

Oil companies tried to kill it, but children’s climate lawsuit is going to trial #YouthVGov

Despite a furious defensive effort by some of the most powerful and wealthiest corporations on the face of the earth represented by a phalanx of $1,000 an hour lawyers from the nation’s top law firms, the children’s climate lawsuit is going to court. This week, U.S. District Court Justice Ann Aiken set a trial date for February 5, […]

Happy World Oceans Day – how big oil effectively runs Cali’s marine protection areas

“If these are true marine protection areas, they why are we allowing drilling and other insults to the ocean in them? The whole MLPA Initiative was a phony process that provided an opportunity for Big Green and government bureaucrats to write press releases claiming these were ‘protected areas’ when in reality the fishermen and Tribes […]

June 8th

The Pollution Industry Just Wants To Love You

It’s a warm summer night and you’re enjoying the cool breeze off of a wonderful Caribbean beach. There are no cancer-causing power plants around, because the island has gone solar. A greasy oil company exec is nearby, with the scent of millions or billions earned off the backs of working-class Americans wafting off his pale […]

May 30th