Archive | June, 2006

Press Release

Oil Companies Will Make $82 Mil in Excess Profits from Calif. Drivers Over July 4 Holiday

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30. June 2006

Oil Companies Will Make $82 Mil in Excess Profits from Calif. Drivers Over July 4 Holiday

NEWS RELEASE: June 30, 2006 CONTACT: Judy Dugan, 310-392-0522 x305, cell 213-280-0175 or Jamie Court, x327, or Tim Hamilton, 360-495-4941 At least 41 cents per gallon goes to increased profits, group says. Santa Monica, CA — Oil companies will make at least $82 million in excess profits from California motorists during the four and a [...]

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Press Release

Governor Stonewalls Relief at the Pump

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15. June 2006

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Governor Stonewalls Relief at the Pump

NEWS RELEASE: June 15, 2006 CONTACT: Jamie Court, 310 392-0522 x327 or Judy Dugan x305 Gas price study finds nothing Santa Monica, CA — A report ordered by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on possible gas-price gouging came to nothing Thursday as the state’s energy commission declared it lacked enough corporate data to come to a conclusion. [...]

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Consumer Group Applauds Atty. Gen.’s Broader Gouging Law, Urges Swift Approval in Legislature

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8. June 2006

Consumer Group Applauds Atty. Gen.’s Broader Gouging Law, Urges Swift Approval in Legislature

NEWS RELEASE: June 8, 2006 CONTACT: Jamie Court, 310 392-0522 x327, or Judy Dugan x305 Santa Monica, CA — Legislation proposed by California Atty. Gen. Bill Lockyer and Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez would modernize and broaden state gouging laws to apply during "abnormal market disruptions" like those that produced $3.39 per gallon gasoline last month. [...]

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MTBE’s Real History

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1. June 2006

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MTBE’s Real History

The toxic additive MTBE wasn’t forced on oil companies, they chose it. And they knew how dangerous it was. A thorough history of MTBE, rich in links, by the Enviromental Working Group. http://www.ewg.org/reports/withknowledge/ (update note: Congress did not pass Big Oil’s desired waiver of liability for MTBE contamination)

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