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The same region devastated by the Santa Barbara Oil Spill of 1969 is now the scene of a massive clean up of crude oil by the state and federal governments and volunteers. The international and ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 9 comments on Mon May 25, 2015 at 03:56 PM PDT with 24 Recommends
During the privately funded Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative process, corporate "environmental" NGO representatives and state officials went out of their way to make sure that Big Oil ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu May 21, 2015 at 10:51 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
State and federal government crews continue to monitor the clean up of a big oil spill off the coast of Santa Barbara as the size of the disaster has expanded. The spill from a ruptured pipeline ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 14 comments on Wed May 20, 2015 at 04:42 PM PDT with 23 Recommends
In the same region where questionable "marine protected areas" were created under the helm of a Big Oil lobbyist, state and federal government crews are cleaning up a big oil spill off the coast of ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 20 comments on Tue May 19, 2015 at 10:16 PM PDT with 28 Recommends
The mainstream media, state officials and corporate "environmental" groups have for years tried to portray California as the "green" leader of the nation. In reality, California suffers from some of ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 13 comments on Thu Apr 09, 2015 at 12:25 PM PDT with 26 Recommends
In one of the biggest and most overlooked environmental scandals in recent California history, a prominent oil industry lobbyist served as a high ranking official overseeing the creation of marine ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Apr 09, 2015 at 10:42 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) President Catherine Reheis-Boyd, who served as chair of the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative Blue Ribbon Task Force to create so-called "...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 2 comments on Mon Mar 09, 2015 at 08:44 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
It's time to present the "Cold, Dead Fish Awards," an annual "tribute" to those individuals, government agencies, corporations and others who have gone out of their way to destroy and despoil the ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Feb 18, 2015 at 06:20 PM PST with 13 Recommends
The oil industry continued its long reign as the top spender on lobbying in California in 2014, according to data just released by the California Secretary of State. The Western States Petroleum ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 1 comments on Wed Feb 04, 2015 at 09:05 AM PST with 7 Recommends
The oil industry welcomed the release of the California Natural Resources Agency’s draft environmental impact report of fracking operations in California, while environmental groups slammed the ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue Jan 20, 2015 at 02:30 PM PST with 12 Recommends
After spending nearly two years and 4,500 hours reviewing scientific research, New York’s Department of Health on December 17 concluded that fracking poses significant risks to human health and ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Dec 18, 2014 at 10:09 AM PST with 4 Recommends
In her eloquent salute to the First Amendment recently printed in the S.F. Chronicle, Catherine Reheis-Boyd, the distinguished President of the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA), has ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 24 comments on Wed Dec 17, 2014 at 09:05 AM PST with 8 Recommends
During the last six years, the oil industry spent $106 million between January 2009 and September 2014 on lobbying and campaign contributions to politicians and ballot measures in California, ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 6 comments on Mon Dec 15, 2014 at 04:22 PM PST with 14 Recommends
Leaked documents provided to Northwest Public Radio, Business Week and other media outlets have exposed a campaign by the Western States Petroleum Association to fund and coordinate a network of “...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 4 comments on Fri Dec 12, 2014 at 09:29 AM PST with 15 Recommends
On February 7 thousands of Californians from across the state are gathering in Governor Jerry Brown’s longtime home of Oakland to say that "we need real climate leadership in the face of the ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 2 comments on Mon Dec 08, 2014 at 09:47 AM PST with 3 Recommends
The enormous influence of the oil industry, the largest and most powerful corporate lobby in California, has allowed it to frack offshore waters in the Santa Barbara Channel over the past 20 years ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 10 comments on Thu Dec 04, 2014 at 03:21 PM PST with 14 Recommends
You will rarely see the biggest, most explosive story in California environmental politics covered in either the mainstream media or most so-called "alternative" media. This giant environmental ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 8 comments on Wed Nov 26, 2014 at 08:55 AM PST with 17 Recommends
Erin Brockovich, the legal clerk and environmental activist who was instrumental in building a case against the Pacific Gas and Electric Company in 1993 for its contamination of drinking water in ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 3 comments on Tue Nov 18, 2014 at 08:58 AM PST with 14 Recommends
In election victories for the environment and public health, voters in San Benito County and Mendocino Counties approved ballot measures that will ban fracking and other extreme oil-extraction ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 6 comments on Wed Nov 05, 2014 at 12:51 PM PST with 14 Recommends
The oil industry, the largest and most powerful corporate lobby in California, is dumping millions of dollars into a campaign to stop the passage of a fracking ban by the voters of Santa Barbara ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 12 comments on Fri Oct 24, 2014 at 10:19 AM PDT with 16 Recommends