Holding Big Oil Accountable

Oil Driller Accountability Bill Passes CA Assembly

Sacramento, CA -- Legislation holding oil drillers accountable for low production wells in communities has passed the California Assembly.  AB 2716, authored by Assemblymember Isaac G. Bryan (D-55, Los Angeles),...

Watchdog Exposes Phony Oil Refiner Arguments In Price Gouging Penalty Proceeding, Makes Case For Maximum Gross Refining Margin Of 70 Cents Per Gallon

Sacramento, CA –  In comments filed with the California Energy Commission (CEC) Friday, Consumer Watchdog made the case for a maximum gross refining margin that penalizes refiners for profits of over...

Two Bills Holding Community Oil Drillers Accountable Advance To Appropriations Committee

Sacramento, CA—Assembly Bill 3155 (Friedman), which creates new financial liability for oil producers for harm from community oil drilling, cleared its second policy committee today and now moves to...

Bill Holding Drillers Legally Liable for Harms Advances, Backed by 64 Public Interest Groups And Activist Nalleli Cobo

Sacramento, CA— Activist and cancer survivor Nalleli Cobo gave testimony today in support of Assembly Bill 3155 (Friedman), which creates new financial liability for oil producers for harm from...

Two Barrels of Oil Per Day Is All Drillers Extract from Community Wells, Making Case For New Law For $10K Per Day Fine

Sacramento, CA -- Oil companies drilling for oil within a half mile of community residents produce a tiny trickle of oil—2.1 barrels of oil per day per well on...

20+ Groups Decry CA Oil Refiners’ Average $1 Per Gallon Profit Margin In 2023, Call On CEC To Implement Price Gouging Penalty By Summer...

Sacramento, CA --  More than twenty public interest groups pointed to new state data showing that California oil refiners averaged more than $1 per gallon in gross profits during 2023...

California Air Resources Board Has Some Explaining To Do Over Low Carbon Fuel Standard’s Impact on Gasoline Prices

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has wisely postponed a March vote on the new acceleration of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), which is designed to decrease the...

KOVR-SAC (CBS) – Sacramento, CA: Signs Fueling Debate Over Gas Tax

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wvv9OLGMq58 Jamie Court said it is unfair to lump in state and federal taxes that every state pays.

Friedman Introduces Bill to Hold Oil Drillers Financially Liable for Harm Caused by Their Drilling 

Sacramento, CA – While it has long been known that oil drilling can cause cancer, respiratory illnesses and birth defects, holding oil drillers liable for the illnesses caused by their...

Consumer Alert: More Deceptive Big Oil Ads Targeting California

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukeYIOcCT_s Consumer Watchdog pulls the curtain back on the latest deceptive tv ads from Big Oil targeting California’s oil drilling policies.

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