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TomCADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-10-10 11:02 PM
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Valero contributes another $3 million to Prop. 23 campaign
Source: LA Times

Oil giant Valero has dropped another $3 million into a ballot measure that would suspend the state's greenhouse gas emissions law, AB 32. The contribution was made to the Yes on 23 campaign Friday.

The oil company has now contributed more than $4 million to the Proposition 23 campaign. Other oil companies, including Occidental Petroleum and Tesoro corporations, have given large donations to the Yes on 23 effort.

"It just shows that Texas oil is more concerned about their profits than California jobs," said Steve Maviglio, a spokesman for the No on 23 campaign. "It also illustrates that this measure is an out-of-state production."


Read more: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/california-politics/201...



Its corpro-populism in California with oil companies funding Proposition 23 to kill laws designed to tranistion California away from fossil fuels, and Republican billionaires and millionaires Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina running as pro-corporate populists. The best democracy that money can buy!
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begin_within Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-10-10 11:05 PM
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1. Thanks... I won't buy from them any more.
There is a Valero station very close to where I live, but I won't go there again.
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tomm2thumbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-10-10 11:21 PM
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2. your money at the pump - going to work against your better health interests

pump at your own risk

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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 12:10 AM
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3. Global Warming .... the oil industry is willing to kill us all for their profit -- !!
Capitalism is based on exploitation -- suicidal exploitation of nature --

You can have an economy based on trading -- seashells -- you don't need dollar bills

or the pounding down of natural resources making us all sick!!

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MrModerate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 01:52 AM
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4. The initiative process in California is not only crazy . . .
But has been hijacked by deep-pocketed special interests (and rich bigots and just plain nutters). It leads to bad laws that have obstructed good governance at every turn.

As an experiment in popular sovereignty, it has failed spectacularly.
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JDPriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 03:44 AM
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5. Prop. 23 will lose. They should stop wasting their money.
The Gulf crisis taught us here in California a big, big lesson. We do not want that kind of environmental disaster here.
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