Archive | May, 2009

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Truth in greenwashing

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28. May 2009

Truth in greenwashing

   What If Chevron Ran An Honest Ad Campaign?   Instead of just making fun of Chevron’s fake environmentalism, what if someone made them tell the truth? Jeff Grubler of InsaneReagan actually did it, producing the biting "Honest Chevron" series above. OilWatchdog’s Chicago friend Mark Dascoli turned them into this dandy Youtube slideshow. Jeff’s truthy [...]

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Arnold’s Hummer vs. kids’ health

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27. May 2009

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Arnold’s Hummer vs. kids’ health

05-27-09 by dugan Is Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s vanity-green hydrogen fuel project worth the loss of health insurance for thousands of California children? Ah, I didn’t think so, either. Yet Schwarzenegger is out today touting his $14.4 million state subsidy to build seven hydrogen fueling stations for a nonexistent fleet of fuel-cell vehicles that almost no [...]

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A tar sands mole gets whacked

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26. May 2009

A tar sands mole gets whacked

05-26-09 by dugan 05-27 update: The NRDC has agreed to remove itself from the "advisory committee" for the pro-oil sands study described below and and denounce or at least dispute the study’s findings. An e-mail sent this morning by an NRDC attorney said: "Just to let you know that NRDC is off the Advisory Committee [...]

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Can Chevron take a joke?

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26. May 2009

Can Chevron take a joke?

05-24-09 by dugan Organized protest has come a long way from crude cartoons and thrown-together "white papers." For tomorrow’s annual meeting at Chevron’s San Ramon, CA, headquarters, a loose environmental and activist coalition has produced an alt-version of the annual report and (even more fun) its own take (pdf) on Chevron’s greenwashed "Will You Join [...]

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Demand Down, But Gas Up

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24. May 2009

Demand Down, But Gas Up

Supply Up, Demand Down, But Oil Prices Rise By David R. Baker, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE May 24, 2009 Recessions usually bring cheap oil and gasoline. But not now. And that has analysts worried that another fuel-price spike could be on the way. Crude oil, the lifeblood of the global economy, costs $61.67, even as the [...]

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Pump Prices Jump In Arkansas

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22. May 2009

Pump Prices Jump In Arkansas

Pump Prices Jump In State Oil Grows Costlier — Traders Betting On Further Rise By Laura Stevens, ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE May 22, 2009 Arkansas gas prices shot up about 30 cents in a little over two weeks as oil prices gained strength and traders bet on increased driving-season demand. The run-up in price was more than [...]

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Gas Up While Demand Down

CONTACT: 213-280-0175 (cell); or Carmen Balber, 202-629-3043

22. May 2009

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Gas Up While Demand Down

‘Optimism’ Is Driving Energy Prices, Consumers Will Suffer The Memorial Day Hangover, Says Consumer Watchdog Oil, Gas Prices Rising Again At Record Clip For Holiday, Despite Oversupply, Low Demand, Says Group Washington, D.C. — The price of regular gasoline at the pump has shot up 30 cents a gallon nationally in the last month and [...]

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Send a ‘cleaner, cheaper’ fax

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19. May 2009

Send a ‘cleaner, cheaper’ fax

5-19-09 by dugan Just in time for President Obama’s decision to boost mileage standards for cars and light trucks, Consumer Watchdog has a blueprint for getting there without heaping unnecessary costs on consumers. We grade possible solutions from A to F, thusly: Hybrid and electric cars, A. Ethanol and biodiesel, B. Natural gas fuel, C. [...]

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Holiday Travel Expected To Go Up

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19. May 2009

Lower Gas Prices Expected to Fuel More Memorial Day Travel By Staff Writers, CONVENIENCE STORE NEWS May 19, 2009 NEW YORK, NY — U.S. travel during the Memorial Day holiday this weekend will rise about 1.5 percent from last year as lower pump prices encourage vacationers, AAA said. The number of people traveling at least [...]

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Cheaper & Cleaner Fuel Solutions

CONTACT: 310-392-0522, ext. 305; or 213-280-0175 (cell)

19. May 2009

Cheaper & Cleaner Fuel Solutions

As President Obama Orders Tough Tailpipe Regulations, Consumer Group Offers ‘A’ to ‘F’ Solutions for Cleaner and Cheaper Transportation Americans Want Green Solutions But Worry About Costs; Handbook Identifies Wasted Billions, Best Paths Washington, DC — As President Obama announces new national tailpipe emission standards modeled on California’s, Consumer Watchdog is releasing a report that [...]

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Chevron’s disgraceful deceit

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13. May 2009

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Chevron’s disgraceful deceit

05-13-09 by dugan   If you go to YouTube and search for "Chevron 60 Minutes," the first three results look like the image at left. Two of them are a real and tough "60 Minutes" report on Chevron’s liability for toxic pollution of the Ecuadorean Amazon by Texaco, which Chevron took over. The top search [...]

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Big Oil Ponies Up To Avoid Taxes

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8. May 2009

Big Oil Ponies Up To Avoid Taxes

Budget Measures’ Backers Pay Up To Avoid Added Taxes Alcohol, tobacco and oil firms, sports teams and studios could bear a larger fiscal burden if voters say no on May 19. By Eric Bailey, LOS ANGELES TIMES May 8, 2009 SACRAMENTO, CA — The uphill fight for a slate of budget measures on the May [...]

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Truth from CNBC!

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8. May 2009

Truth from CNBC!

05-08-09 by dugan I don’t know why CNBC has suddenly gotten honest about what’s driving oil prices. Maybe Jon Stewart’s skewering of the network for its clueless economic cheerleading before the meltdown? In any case, correspondent Sharon Epperson, standing on the trading floor, said straight out today that only financial speculation could be driving up [...]

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