Tracking California’s fracking bans

California’s anti-fracking movement is picking up momentum (you can read about it on SFC’s blog here). But it got us thinking: where are the grassroots efforts happening across California to ban fracking? We took a look and compiled them especially…

Pattern and Practice

The oil industry spends a ton of money lobbying every year. But what exactly are they trying to buy? We looked at 10 years of lobbying figures and lined them up with the policies being fought – and broke it…

Follow the front groups

Over the past few years, we’ve seen front groups pop up regularly. They’re funded through Big Oil and other dirty energy interest group dollars… and they’re designed to give the illusion that they represent average Californians. But we know that…

Big Oil’s Big Money

The oil industry more than doubled its spending on lobbying and campaigning in California last year, as the Jan. 1, 2015 date approached for gasoline to be included in the state’s cap-and-trade program. It’s part of a long trend of attempting to…

OIL INDUSTRY & FRIENDS CLAIMING CATASTROPHE … again

The oil industry and its allies have a long history of decrying regulations that protect public health and the environment. They holler about revenue losses, soaring energy costs, sky-high gas prices, an uncertain business climate, mass exodus of industry, basically THE END OF…