Big Oil Spends Millions to Protect Billions

For the oil industry, this year’s legislative session was full of doomsday legislation – bills targeting petroleum use, emissions, environmental protection, and profits. For the rest of us, it was the opposite – a bright spot in the battle over climate change. It’s no surprise then that the oil industry spent $11 million on lobbying in the third quarter alone. But that’s a pittance compared to the billions of dollars in profit it was protecting. 

Big Oil Spent Millions on Lobbying to Kill Climate Change, Fracking Bills at Legislative End

Big oil spent nearly $11 million in the third quarter on lobbying to kill bills that included targeting climate change and air and water protections. Monday was the last day that employers could file lobbying numbers. 

Oil Companies Raking In Record Cash While Gouging Consumers

Consumer Watchdog President Jamie Court & radio host Norm Goldman talk about how oil companies are making record profits from price gouging consumers: http://www.consumerwatchdog.org/sites/default/files/resources/podcast_10-30-15.m4a

Big Oil’s Hysterical Attempt to Smear Air Resources Board

Oil Refiners Refuse To Testify While Price Gouging California Consumers

Consumer Watchdog President Jamie Court discusses with radio host Norman Goldman how oil companies are artificially keeping gas prices high and gouging Calfornians and how we can stop them: http://www.consumerwatchdog.org/sites/default/files/resources/podcast_10-23-15.m4a

Eyes Open, Governor’s Panel Takes On Gas Price Manipulation By Oil Refiners

Being at the California Energy Commission to testify about how California oil refiners manipulated prices at the pump Tuesday was like prosecuting a case against a defendant who refused to show.


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