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8/8/2013
Posted by Daniel Palay
SACRAMENTO -- As a showdown nears on legislation that would regulate hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in California, one prominent activist is criticizing four aides to Assembly Speaker John Perez (D-Los Angeles) for their holdings in energy company stocks. Fracking is a controversial process that involves injecting water and chemicals into the...
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7/18/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
YORK -- The Keystone XL pipeline will raise gasoline prices in the United States, hiking prices at the pump 20 to 40 cents per gallon in the Midwest, with no long-term economic benefit to the U.S. economy, says a new report by Consumer Watchdog. The independent agency’s report, released this week, concluded that the “Midwest’s...
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7/17/2013
Posted by Jamie Court
SANTA MONICA, CA –The Keystone XL pipeline will raise gasoline prices in the United States, hiking prices at the pump 20 to 40 cents per gallon in the Midwest, with no long-term economic benefit to the U.S. economy, says a new report by Consumer Watchdog.   The report finds that: Drivers, especially in the Midwest, would pay 20...
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7/16/2013
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
A new study from a leading consumer rights group says the much debated Keystone XL Pipeline would dramatically increase the price people pay for gasoline, but supporters of the pipeline accuse the group of engaging in a misinformation campaign. The pipeline would transport oil from fields in Canada down to the Gulf States, but Consumer Watchdog...
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7/16/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
The Keystone XL pipeline, if built, would cause gas prices in the Kansas City area and the rest of the Midwest to rise by as much as 40 cents per gallon, according to a report being released Tuesdayday by a consumer group. Consumer Watchdog, a California group that has released numerous reports over the years about the petroleum industry, claims...
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7/16/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Midwest motorists will pay 20 cents to 40 cents more per gallon at the gasoline pump if the disputed Keystone XL pipeline is built, an activist group contends in a report released today. The new pipeline and existing lines would transport tar sands crude oil from Canada to Texas Gulf Coast refineries. Consumer Watchdog, a California-based...
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7/16/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Midwest Pump Prices Hardest Hit By Pipeline Development The Keystone XL pipeline will raise gasoline prices in the United States, hiking prices at the pump 20 to 40 cents per gallon in the Midwest, with no long-term economic benefit to the U.S. economy, says a new report by Consumer Watchdog. The report finds that: • Drivers, especially in...
News Story
7/16/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Consumer Watchdog upped the ante on Tuesday on previous claims that construction of the Keystone XL pipeline will drive up the cost of gasoline in Nebraska and the rest of the Midwest. Price increases of 25-40 cents are likely if the pipeline is built between oil deposits in Alberta and refineries along the U.S. Gulf Coast, warned the nonprofit...
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7/16/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
The fiercely debated Keystone XL pipeline could raise gasoline prices in the Midwest by as much as 40 cents a gallon, according to a new report by Consumer Watchdog. That’s because the pipeline would allow oil companies in Canada to export crude oil to a range of markets in the U.S. and abroad, leading to possible increases in the prices...
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7/16/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Consumer Watchdog posts a new report confirming pretty much everything I've told you about the Keystone XL pipeline: it will send North American tar sands oil overseas, raise our oil prices, and boost Big Oil profits at our expense. Long-time Los Angeles Times journalist Judy Dugan and independent petroleum analyst Tim Hamilton authored...