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News Story
10/16/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
It's a clash of big-money titans: Hollywood vs. Big Oil. Academy Award-winning director James Cameron – whose movies have featured Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger – on Friday pledged $1 million to oppose Proposition 23, a measure that would suspend the state's landmark climate change law. Cameron joins environmental groups, green tech...
Blog Post
10/15/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Consumer Watchdog has called on California's two large public employee pension funds -- CalPERS and CalSTRS -- to sell off their holdings in Valero Energy and Tesoro, the big oil refiners behind Prop 23.  The two companies have gouged California drivers for years.  Consumer Watchdog writes in a letter to the board members of the pension...
Blog Post
10/14/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Big Oil has flooded campuses with millions of dollars to pay for clean energy research at American universities, undermining tradition academic values and potentially furthering a narrow commercial research agenda, according to a report released Thursday by the Center for American Progress. Jennifer Washburn shows how Big Oil has underwritten...
Blog Post
10/13/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
If you walk through the heart of Times Square today and look up at the 520 sq. ft. CBS superscreen on 42nd St., you're going to be introduced to the largest oil company you've never heard of: Koch Industries. Consumer Watchdog is running a 30 second commercial parodying a Coca Cola advertisement on a Times Square superscreen that challenges Koch (...
News Release
10/13/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
New York, NY -- A national consumer group is running a 30 second commercial on a Times Square Superscreen that challenges Koch Industries, "the largest oil company you've never heard of," for its record of environmental degradation, political influence, Tea Party funding and climate change denial. The parody of a Coca Cola commercial...
News Release
10/12/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Top Prop 23 Funder Doesn’t Want Greentech Competition To Get in Way of Profiteering Santa Monica, CA – A new report by Consumer Watchdog's OilWatchdog.org project finds that Valero Energy reaped over $4.5 billion in refining profit while gouging California motorists since it bought its second California refinery in 2002. The oil...
News Story
10/4/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Tea party activists across the state are rallying in support of Proposition 23, a measure on the Nov. 2 ballot that would suspend California's landmark global warming legislation, known as AB 32. With energy and climate change legislation stalled in Congress, the national fight over global warming and what to do about it is centered on California...
Blog Post
9/29/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
BP executives can’t seriously believe that this time they’ll get safety right. The company’s penny-pinching “safety be damned” culture is too entrenched to reverse -- especially if you put the old vice-president of excuses in charge of the new plan. BP’s new CEO Robert Dudley announced a sweeping overhaul...
Blog Post
9/28/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
If you think the Tea Party represents real people who are mad as hell about real issues, you might want to know that it just had its first rally under the Beverly Hills sign over the weekend. I found out about the rally when I showed up for a 10 o'clock news debate and singer Pat Boone was on the other side dressed in his "Beverly Hills Tea...
Blog Post
9/23/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
There’s a name that’s becoming as ubiquitous in dirty oil politics as Coke cans are in greasy spoons. And it’s pronounced like the soft drink, but spelled Koch. The New Yorker definitively exposed the gas and oil tycoons known as the Koch brothers. But who are the latest Koch-heads to wear the brand with pride? •...