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State Dept. Selects Chevron as Finalist for "Corporate Excellence" Award

It's hard to believe, but the Obama administration has selected Chevron, the San Ramon-based corporate giant known for environmental destruction and the violation of human rights throughout the world, as a finalist for its "corporate excellence" award!
According to a State Department news release, "The U.S. Department of State Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs has announced the selection of nine finalists for the Secretary of State's prestigious 2014 Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE)."
The Secretary of State has awarded the ACE since 1999 to recognize American companies that
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30,000 Californians Want Offshore Fracking Halted

30,000 Californians Want Offshore Fracking Halted
The state and federal governments have been in collusion with Big Oil in California for decades - and people concerned about the future of fish, wildlife and the oceans are fed up with the fact that Southern California's oceans were fracked at least 203 times over the past 20 years.
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Oil Lobby Sets New Spending Record in Sacramento

Oil Lobby Sets New Spending Record in Sacramento
The new numbers for the amount of money spent on lobbying in Sacramento in the first three months of 2014 just came in from the Secretary of State's Office, and guess who finished first?
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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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One Million Comments Petition the White House to Protect Public Lands from Fracking

One Million Comments Petition the White House to Protect Public Lands from Fracking
As opposition to fracking mushrooms in California, over one million comments have been submitted to the White House and the Bureau of Land Management urging the federal government to protect public lands from shooting chemicals and water deep into the Earth in efforts to extract natural gas.
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CA Lawmaker Resigns to Spend More Time With His Family...Chevron

CA Lawmaker Resigns to Spend More Time With His Family...Chevron
In yet one more example of the revolving door between government and huge corporations that defines politics in California now, State Senator Michael Rubio (D-Bakersfield) today suddenly announced he is resigning from office in order to take a "government affairs" position at Chevron.
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Commission adopts North Coast marine protected areas

The California Fish and Game Commission on June 6 adopted regulations for the North Coast "marine protected areas" (MPAs) created under the controversial Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative.
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