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Chevron Bankrolling Opposition to California Clean Energy Initiative

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"Chevron Bankrolling Opposition to California Clean Energy Initiative"

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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.

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