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Oil Lobby Spent $56.63M in Sacramento Over Past Five Years

Oil Lobby Spent $56.63M in Sacramento Over Past Five Years
A new chart released by Stop Fooling California reveals that the oil industry, including the Western States Petroleum Association, Chevron, BP and other oil companies, spent $56.63 million on lobbying at the State Capitol in the five years from 2009 through 2013. "It's enough to spend $471,000 on each California Senator and Assemblymember," according to the campaign. "It's enough to buy a gallon of $4 gas for every household in California. It's a lot of lobster dinners."
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Surprise! Lawmakers Who Skipped Out on #Up4Climate All Nighter Raked in Millions from Oil Industry

 Surprise! Lawmakers Who Skipped Out on #Up4Climate All Nighter Raked in Millions from Oil Industry
On Sunday, March 2, 398 people were arrested in front of the White House to demand President Obama reject the Keystone pipeline. And less than two weeks later, nearly a third of the U.S. Senate stayed up all night to talk about the necessity to take action on climate change. The #Up4Climate hashtag was a top nationally-trending topic on Twitter during the event. This is proof that the climate movement is making historic ground, and that climate activism works.
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Several CO Cities Have Banned Fracking (and Been Sued for It)

Several CO Cities Have Banned Fracking (and Been Sued for It)
Cities and municipalities across Colorado are voting for and instituting bans on the process known as 'fracking,' or hydraulic fracturing to access shale oil deposits. And the oil and gas industry is not happy. Along with right-wing Governor John Hickenlooper, the companies are suing, claiming that only the state can call for a ban (which, of course, it wouldn't).
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What the Frack is Fracking?

What the Frack is Fracking?
As with most things, understanding is an essential part of being able to make informed decisions. And this issue certainly begs for that.
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