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Why CA Climate Change Will Lower Gasoline Prices

The fate of landmark climate legislation will be decided before the California statehouse closes for the year Friday. Its oil industry opponents are desperate to stop it, claiming the proposal will drive up prices at the pump.  In fact, Senate Bill 350,  currently written to cut California's gasoline use in half by 2030, will actually lower gasoline prices by increasing scarce gasoline inventories. 

That's why Big Oil is desperate to amend the legislation into oblivion.

What Turns Oil Industry Lobbyists' Heads?

Climate change doesn't turn the heads of oil industry lobbyists, but killing the Global Warming Solutions Act does the trick. This is a picture of the elbow-room-only scrum outside the Assembly gate as lobbyists wait to see the outcome of the Assembly floor vote on SB 32 by Senator Fran Pavley. SB 32 would codify California's commitment to reducing emissions by 2050 to 80% of 1990 levels.

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

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