Oil

Is the Exxon Refinery Reopening Tied to Climate Change Legislation?

One of the most significant decisions in the effort to reduce the price of gasoline in California is arguably whether Exxon gets to open its Torrance refinery, which has been closed since a February explosion, without meeting California’s environmental standards. A pivotal hearing that was set for today has been delayed for two weeks until after the legislature adjourns Friday.

Going After California’s Gasoline Gougers & Climate Changers

As California drivers take to the freeways this Labor Day weekend, they will be paying a premium for their gasoline that's 88 cents more than the typical US driver. With crude oil prices at historic lows, and California oil refining profits at historic highs, the Golden State is getting gouged.

California Pushes Back Against Big Oil

Radio host Norm Goldman and Consumer Watchdog President Jamie Court discuss legislation in Sacramento that will allow Californians to push back against Big Oil's price gouging and pollution. http://www.consumerwatchdog.org/sites/default/files/resources/podcast_9-3-15.m4a

Oil Refiners Rake In Highest Quarterly Profits Ever On The Backs Of Californians

Consumer Watchdog President Jamie Court talks with radio host Norman Goldman about how oil companies are gouging Californians at the pump by deliberately keeping supply low to keep prices artificially high, and how Consumer Watchdog plans to stop it: http://www.consumerwatchdog.org/sites/default/files/resources/podcast_8-27-15.m4a

Three Weeks In Sacramento Could Change Everything

The future of the Earth, and California's dependence on Big Oil, could be determined in these last three weeks of the Legislative session.    

That’s one of the reasons we launched Capitol Watchdog, our project to pull back the curtain on corporate corruption in the Capitol. 

These are some of the questions that will be answered soon:

Big Test for Big Oil

Will the California Assembly act in the public interest or will the massive amounts of money spent by oil and gas producers win the day? 

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