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Pickens is back for your bucks

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

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Pickens is back for your bucks

06-30-09 by dugan I choked on my black-bean enchilada when an e-mail alert popped up about a new bill in the Senate. Oklahoma oil and natural gas billionaire T. Boone Pickens, who failed miserably last year at picking Californians’ pockets, is now reaching for the wallets of all Americans. Sens. Mark Pryor of Arkansas and [...]

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Oil guys just make it up. Again.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

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Oil guys just make it up. Again.

06-03-09 by dugan     The investigative journalists of the nonprofit ProPublica are dogged (and mostly alone these days) in following the oil industry’s push to get natural gas out of shale. How do they do that? With unregulated "hydraulic fracturing, a process in which water and chemicals are pumped underground at high pressure." Now [...]

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Pickens’ Fickle Promises

Monday, October 20, 2008

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Pickens’ Fickle Promises

10-20-08 by dugan     Here’s something for Californians to consider when judging the promises made by T. Boone Pickens abouit his personal ballot initiative, Proposition 10. The $5 billion bond initiative would take taxpayer money and pay it out as 5-digit cash credits to purchasers of natural gas vehicles.  Pickens says he’s sponsoring Prop [...]

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Cap and Trade Wars

Monday, October 20, 2008

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Cap and Trade Wars

10-20-08 by dugan     Right after I finished the previous post, on hard evidence that green policies are solid job creators, I found the perfect illustration of how industry–especially the oil industry–tries to sabotage efforts to stem climate change. Chevron Corp and Shell Oil, which are building huge liquefied natural gas facilities offshore from [...]

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Beware T. Boone Pickens

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

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Beware T. Boone Pickens

7-9-08 by dugan   I woke up this morning and found out that oilman T. Boone Pickens may save the Earth–at least according to much of the MSM. Here’s USA Today on energy billionaire Pickens’ lavishly financed campaign to supplant oil with natural gas and wind power. Here’s an LA Times column. I’m assuming these [...]

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Gov’t Staffer Takes First Class Flight to Corporate Job

Friday, April 13, 2007

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Gov’t Staffer Takes First Class Flight to Corporate Job

The Executive Director of the California Public Utilities Commission, Steve Larson, announced that he was leaving the PUC to take a job at the Australian oil giant Woodside,  according to Mark Martin, who is reporting it today on the San Francisco Chronicle Politics Blog.  Woodside, along with several other Big Energy firms, is in the [...]

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Is DiFi Too Close To Chevron?

Thursday, April 12, 2007

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Is DiFi Too Close To Chevron?

04-12-07 by Court  What is the matter with Dianne Feinstein? First she tries to torpedo House-passed legislation forcing oil companies to pay royalties on their offshore drilling leases.  Feinstein called the the Dems’ first-100 day closing of the loophole legally questionable as a way of undermining its chances in the US Senate. Now Feinstein’s trying [...]

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