Chevron Bankrolling Opposition to California Clean Energy Initiative

On Sunday, Chevron CEO David O’Reilly appeared on Meet the Press and emphasized the importance of “promoting alternatives” to fossil fuels. “Most of our companies are involved in this. I know we are.” Shell CEO John Hofmeister agreed: “There’s so much we can do in this country” on “the alternatives of wind, solar, biofuels, hydrogen.”

Chevron has a strange way of getting “involved.”

Californians will vote this November on a landmark ballot initiative, called the Clean Alternative Energy Initiative, which would “impose a wellhead tax on oil companies operating in California” to finance $4 billion towards alternative-fuel vehicles and renewable energy and conservation research.

The #1 donor to the group opposing the clean energy initiative: Chevron, which has given a whopping $3,740,000, more than three times the amount of the next 14 donors combined. Help fight back — join Kick the Oil Habit today.