Tag Archives: oil industry fronts

Prop 23 MUST be Defeated

1 Oct

More facts about this deceptive oil-industry sponsored proposition.

This attempt to gut California’s energy efficiency measures must be defeated! There is no future in oil!

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There is no Future in Prop 23

4 Sep

Prop 23, pushed by oil money, would suspend California’s visionary clean energy laws. Those in favor will argue that the laws kill jobs. This is a smoke screen for the oil industry. Thick black smelly oil-fire smoke.

A group of 118 economists have refuted the claim. The laws actually create more jobs in future-oriented energy initiatives.

Protect AB 32! Defeat Prop 23!

There is no future in oil!

50 Years of Oil Spills in Nigeria

15 Aug

Big oil spills are no longer news in this vast, tropical land. The Niger Delta, where the wealth underground is out of all proportion with the poverty on the surface, has endured the equivalent of the Exxon Valdez spill every year for 50 years by some estimates. The oil pours out nearly every week, and some swamps are long since lifeless.

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“Fronts” for the Oil Industry

26 Jul

There is no future in oil.

The American Energy Alliance (AEA) was founded in 2008 by Thomas Pyle, who previously lobbied on behalf of the National Petrochemical and Refiners Association and Koch Industries and who previously worked for Congressman Tom Delay (R-TX), when Delay served as Whip and before Delay, as House Majority Leader, stepped down from the U.S. House of Representatives under an ethical cloud.

AEA states that its aim is to “create a climate that encourages the advancement of free market energy policies” and in particular ensure drilling for oil is allowed in the Artic National Wildlife refuge and in US coastal waters.

On its website it lists the Institute for Energy Research (IER) as a “partner” organization and states that it is the “grassroots arm” of IER. AEA states that, by “communicating IER’s decades of scholarly research to the grassroots, AEA will empower citizens with facts so that people who believe in freedom can reclaim the moral high ground in the national public policy debates in the energy and environmental arena.”

From www.sourcewatch.org.