Felix Kramer, founder of the California Cars Initiative, was a keynoter at a recent Houston energy conference sponsored by Rice University’s Baker Institute and ConocoPhillips. Here is the message he wanted to send to the petroleum industry.
Leading up to the vote on the oil-funded Proposition 23 that would repeal California’s global warming law known as AB 32, the airwaves are heating up with new TV advertising both for and against the measure.
The Yes on 23 campaign that is designed to overturn California’s global warming law is running 30-second ads running in Sacramento, the Central Valley and San Diego. Oil companies are picking up the tab for the Yes on 23 campaign, contributing 97% of the campaign’s funding.
Political Correction, a project of Media Matters Action Network, has the Yes on 23 fact check here exposing Big Oil’s misleading claims that AB 32 will raise electricity and gas prices. It also points out that Proposition 23 will risk jobs in the state, not create them as the ad claims. The ad and excerpts are featured below.
Last year, Obama raised new car fuel efficiency standard to 35.5 mpg by 2016, the biggest step the U.S. government has ever taken to cut CO2. Now he’s taking the next step, as CAP’s Daniel J. Weiss explains.
Congressional efforts to reduce oil use and global warming pollution are stalled due to near blanket opposition from Senate Republicans along with a handful of Democrats. Meanwhile, President Obama continues to use his authority to accomplish both of those goals.
On Friday, October 1st, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced a “Notice of Upcoming Joint Rulemaking to Establish 2017 and Later Model Year Light Duty Vehicle GHG Emissions and CAFE Standards.”
Jackson noted that: