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The Western States Petroleum Association opposed Dodd's bill, too, but a spokesman for the industry group declined requests for a comment on why. Since 2015, the association and its member companies have donated close to $26 million to political action committees and the campaigns of current ...
"We've played a constructive, collaborative role in these many years," said Bob Poole, a lobbyist with the Western States Petroleum Association. "We've helped them find the best ways to address the legal mandates to implement regulations." That collaboration sometimes veered into potential conflict. California money

The Western States Petroleum Association has called the bill "a crude and overly simplistic proposal that will hurt the majority of California families and is also likely to undermine California's current track of success in climate leadership." Ting said last week: "The oil industry has come out in force ... internal combustion
As I reported on last year for In These Times, the Western States Petroleum Association played a heavy hand in drafting the cap-and-trade extension bill passed in California last year, including its sizable loopholes for some of the state's big polluters. (Investor-owned utilities poured nearly $4.7 million ...
Assemblymember Phil Ting's bill to ban the sale of internal combustion passenger vehicles in California starting in 2040 received a less-than-enthusiastic reception from Catherine Reheis-Boyd, the President of the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) and former chair of the Marine Life Protection ...
Catherine Rehesis-Boyd, President of the Western States Petroleum Association, claims this “would come at the expense of those who can afford it the least both financially and in lifestyle – California's lower and middle class working families.” Janelle London, Co-Executive Director of Coltura, explains why ...

... an independent charity evaluator, that recognizes only the most fiscally responsible organizations. This is the fifth consecutive year the food bank has earned the top distinction. ▫ Henry T. Perea, senior vice president of policy and strategic affairs at Western States Petroleum Association, was named to the ...
“Did you know that WSPA stands for Western States Petroleum Association?” he said. “And all this time I thought it meant We Specialize in Purchasing Assemblymembers.” Since then, the progressive Senate has passed several bills that have stalled or been watered down in the more moderate Assembly, ...
“Did you know that WSPA stands for Western States Petroleum Association?” he said. “And all this time I thought it meant We Specialize in Purchasing Assemblymembers.” Since then, the progressive Senate has passed several bills that have stalled or been watered down in the more moderate Assembly, ...
The Western Oil and Gas Association (now the Western States Petroleum Association) challenged the ordinances' constitutionality in court, alleging that they violated the Constitution's Commerce Clause. SLO County's Measure A held up alongside the rest, and that was in part due to the moratorium on ...
Early in 2011, Bill Allayaud was so fed up with what he saw as dereliction of duty by California's oil and gas regulator that he began to catalog grievances: unregulated fracking, allowing companies to inject oilfield wastewater into clean water aquifers, little or no oversight into critical practices affecting public ...
Emails to representatives with the Western States Petroleum Association and the American Petroleum Institute were not immediately returned Monday. Sixteen members of Washington and Oregon's congressional delegation last month wrote to Zinke to oppose the plan, saying gas drilling off the Northwest ...
Early in 2011, Bill Allayaud was so fed up with what he saw as dereliction of duty by California's oil and gas regulator that he began to catalog grievances: unregulated fracking, allowing companies to inject oilfield wastewater into clean water aquifers, little or no oversight into critical practices affecting public ...
Catherine Reheis-Boyd, president of the Western States Petroleum Association lobbying group, said the proposals will continue to hurt consumers. “The proposed increased target would further undermine the state's ability to efficiently meet its climate goals,” she said. Oregon and British Columbia have ...
The Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA), the most powerful corporate lobbying group in California, and its members have contributed $170 million to California political campaigns since 2001, according to a new data analysis from the Berkeley-based, nonpartisan watchdog MapLight. WSPA is ...
Outspending all of their competition, Chevron placed first with $8.2 million and the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA), the trade association for the oil industry in the states of California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada and Arizona, placed second $6.2 million. Tesoro Refining and Marketing ...
The Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA), the largest and most powerful corporate lobbying group in California, on November 30 announced the addition of Margo Parks to their in house lobbying team. "Margo's energy, enthusiasm and understanding of California policy and politics will be a ...

The Sacramento-based Western States Petroleum Association declined requests from the Union-Tribune to comment on whether it would support or oppose the formation of a commission. The trade group also passed on responding to accusations by Consumer Watchdog that the oil industry is ... California
... to potential oil spills in Washington state,” said Jessica Spiegel, Northwest representative for the Western States Petroleum Association. Destroyed net pens at Cooke Aquaculture The destroyed salmon net pens at Cooke Aquaculture. (Photo by Liam Gallagher). Say goodbye to Atlantic salmon fish farms. California
A 2016 assessment estimates undiscovered recoverable oil at fractions of the U.S. total. Proponents have backed the idea as a way to provide affordable energy, meet growing demands and to promote the U.S.'s “energy dominance.” Emails to representatives with the Western States Petroleum Association ... California
"Ultimately, Californians do have a say — producing energy offshore California's coast is accomplished through a collaborative federal, state and local regulatory process," said Western States Petroleum Association President Catherine Reheis-Boyd. "Comprehensive overlapping rules and regulations ... California
Emails to representatives with the Western States Petroleum Association and the American Petroleum Institute were not immediately returned Monday. Sixteen members of Washington and Oregon's congressional delegation last month wrote to Zinke to oppose the plan, saying gas drilling off the Northwest ... California
Fresno State's University Advisory Board has welcomed its newest member – Henry T. Perea, a Fresno State graduate who is the senior vice president of policy and strategic affairs at Western States Petroleum Association. The board is composed of 21 members who play a role in providing insight to the ... California
The Western States Petroleum Association suggested new offshore drilling in federal waters off California could benefit the state. “Exploring potential resources in federal water is the first step in helping California increase our energy security through potentially increasing our domestic energy production,” ... California
Dave Fisher, a spokesperson for the Western States Petroleum Association said that his organization is pleased with the amendment. “It was kind of a double hit when the original proposal upped the rate and extended it to pipelines,” he said. Greg Hanon, a lobbyist for the organization, had criticized the ... California
The Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA), the trade association for the oil industry in the states of California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada and Arizona, finished second with $6.2 million. Tesoro Refining and Marketing Company placed fourth with $3.2 million. That's a total of $17.6 million dumped ... California
California uses almost 2 million barrels a day but produces only about a third of that, said Chris Collier, who spoke to the board on behalf of the Western States Petroleum Association, a trade group. Ventura is one of the first counties in California to act, a spokesman for Feinstein said Wednesday. Votes in ... California
According to Bob Poole, director of state and coastal issues for the Western States Petroleum Association, that law requires the federal government to consult with the state in considering the environmental impacts of an offshore project and make sure the project complies with the state's coastal regulations. California
In a major conflict of interest, the same Western States Petroleum Association President who led a campaign to stop the bill last year also chaired the privately-funded Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative Blue Ribbon Task Force to create so-called “marine protected areas” in Southern California. California
Greg Hanon, a lobbyist with Western States Petroleum Association, urged the House environment committee to evaluate the potential costs to consumers and the uncertainty over whether fuel blends exists to supply the market and to determine how much it would cost the state to implement the program. California
California's legal opposition “will not reduce demand in California, it will simply widen the gap between our ability to meet our own energy needs safely and reliably, and our every-increasing dependence on foreign imports,” Catherine Reheis-Boyd, the president of the Western States Petroleum Association ... California
The Western States Petroleum Association, which represents companies in five states including California, called AB 1745 “a crude and overly simplistic proposal” that would hurt middle-class and poorer communities since zero-emissions vehicles (ZEVs) tend to be more expensive than gasoline-powered ... California
The Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) has announced the appointment of Luis Sanchez as Manager, California Policy Advocate. "Luis brings to the WSPA team a unique blend of private and public sector experience, which will be a valuable asset in navigating the regulatory challenges facing ... California
“We look forward to working with the governor, legislators and other interests to make the 2018 session the turning point for Washington state's energy future,” Harris said. But the oil industry is wary. A spokeswoman for the Western States Petroleum Association — which represents Phillips 66, Shell, ... California
“Our members produce energy in the most environmentally safe and sound way under the most stringent regulatory environment in the world,” claimed Catherine Reheis-Boyd, president of the Western States Petroleum Association. “This announcement could help California increase our domestic energy ... California
California's two major oil and gas associations, the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) and the California Independent Petroleum Association (CIPA), support or remain neutral regarding the auction program and its extension. While recognizing that California's GHG emission reduction goals for ... California
A spokesperson for the Western States Petroleum Association said oil production can be done safely, especially with regulations in place. They said there is currently no oil production or refinement in Oregon. The Trump administration is planning to have public meetings around the country between ... California
The ban, which Portland's City Council passed in December 2016, was fought by the Western States Petroleum Association, Columbia Pacific Building Trades Council and Portland Business Alliance. The appeals court didn't overturn every aspect of the LUBA ruling, so the city will need to readdress some ... California
Industry groups, including the Columbia Pacific Building Trades Council and the Western States Petroleum Association had sued to block the ordinance, with initial success before the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals. Their attorneys argued that the ordinance in effect discriminated against out-of-state ... California
“This announcement could help California increase our domestic energy production,” said Catherine Reheis-Boyd, president of the Western States Petroleum Association, in a prepared statement. Zinke, in a prepared statement, said his plan would put “more than 98 percent of undiscovered, technically ... California
The organization's members include the Western States Petroleum Association, Washington Trucking Association and groups that represent utility and gas customers and agricultural producers. Inslee's office said it considers the ruling "disappointing but we are talking with the Washington State Department ... California
The top spenders were Chevron and the Western States Petroleum Association. [The Los Angeles Times]. • For decades, mystery surrounded the death of the actress Natalie Wood. New witnesses have emerged, prompting investigators to name Robert Wagner, her former husband, a “person of interest” in ... California
I've written in the past about a critical review, pursuant to an April 28 executive order by President Donald Trump, of the national marine sanctuary or marine national monument status granted to some American ocean areas over the past decade. That executive order also mandated a “repeal and replace” ... California
It's because the oil industry is the largest and most powerful corporate lobby in California and the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) in Sacramento is the single largest and most powerful lobbying organization. The oil industry has captured the regulatory apparatus in California from the ... California
The organization's members include the Western States Petroleum Association, Washington Trucking Association and groups that represent utility and gas customers and agricultural producers. Inslee's office said it considers the ruling "disappointing but we are talking with the Washington State Department ... California
Margo Parks joined the Western States Petroleum Association as California policy advocate manager in Sacramento. Parks had been an associate lobbyist at Political solutions. Houston firm Patterson + Sheridan has opened an office in San Diego. The intellectual property firm also has an office in San ... California
The Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA), the largest and most powerful corporate lobbying group in California, on November 30 announced the addition of Margo Parks to their in house lobbying team. “Margo's energy, enthusiasm and understanding of California policy and politics will be a great ... California
The Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA), the most powerful corporate lobbying group in Sacramento, spent $2,290,408.89 in the third quarter of the 2017-2018 Legislative Session to promote Big Oil's agenda in California, topping all over organizations in lobbying expenses and regaining it's ... California
Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA), normally the largest spender of all lobbying organizations, was the 2nd overall spender in the ... California
"The Western States Petroleum Association dictated what should be in the [cap-and-trade] legislation, and the final language prevents regulators from imposing direct restrictions on oil refiners," Tucker said. The state's industries and vehicles emitted a total of 324 million metric tons of CO2 equivalents in ... California


 

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