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    Read This: BIg Oil's favorite anti-clean energy study knocked down by review panel
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    Oil companies and other supporters of the fossil fuel status quo have been using a study by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) to attack California's landmark clean energy bill AB32, particularly the bill's Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). Oil companies have been particularly irate that the LCFS ...

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    Report: First E15 gas station gets warning from ConocoPhillips, might have to stop ethanol sales
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    Ethanol advocates are continuing to throw down the gauntlet with Big Oil. Jabs have been thrown through satire and blogging – now the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is throwing a hook by going after ConocoPhillips, one of Big Oil's top five conglomerates. After offering E15, ...

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    Study: UCS: Buying an efficient car takes a bite out of Big Oil
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    Here's an unsurprising fact: Big Oil is making huge profits. Here's one that might catch your eye: car owners are spending nearly as much gassing up as they paid to buy their car. Crunching a few numbers, the Union of Concerned Scientists spells out in a new report how consumers could be saving ...

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    Video: Does this Exxon Hates Your Children ad cross the line? [w/poll]
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    Our moms always told us that you catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. Sometimes, however, if you take that vinegar and mix it with a bit of olive oil and then drizzle it over some thickly-sliced ripe tomatoes adorned with rings of sweet Vidalia onions, and then sprinkle all that with a ...

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    Report: Oil companies pay $6.8 million in fines for not using cellulosic biofuels that don't exist
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    Oil companies will pay $6.8 million in fines for not meeting federal quotas for blending in cellulosic biofuels – those produced from grasses, wood and plants – even though there weren't enough of those biofuels available for use, the New York Times reported. Those fines are likely to ...

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    California voters tell Proposition 23 to go back to Texas
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    The voters of California have, as expected, handed defeat to Proposition 23, the oil-company-backed initiative that would have rolled back Assembly Bill 32, a 2006 law that, among other things, forces the state to turn to cleaner methods of generating energy in order to cut carbon emission ...

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    Bid to block California's A.B. 32 emission standards funded by big oil
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    California plans to implement an emissions control law called Assembly Bill 32 in 2012. The law grants the state the rights to set emission standards and implement greenhouse gas guidelines. Additionally, the state will be able to promote alternative fuels and technologies by way of rebates and ...

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    U.S. oil consumption keeps on dropping, ExxonMobil execs admit
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    If you know what the acronym VMT stands for, then this story probably won't come as much of a surprise. VMT stands for vehicle-miles traveled, and Americans drove their VMT numbers way, way down last year. VMT is just one way to measure demand for oil, and the decrease in VMT plus the rise of ...

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    Gas to hit $3 a gallon again?
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    How much is filling up going to cost you this Summer?Gas prices are once again steadily climbing with Spring approaching, the possibility now looming for prices to equal last year's highs of $3 a gallon. Prices in Detroit are up 38 cents in just the last month and are now as high as they were in ...

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    Sierra Club helps you "Pick Your Poison" and rates oil companies
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    Here at AutoblogGreen, we try our best to bring you the latest in green automotive news. But what about right now... what if you want to do your best with your current situation. I can certainly understand that, as I would love to own the latest, most fuel-efficient vehicle around, too, but ...

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    Kim Strassel on the Daily Show lets us laugh about oil companies' record profits
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    Kimberley Strassel is on the editorial board of the Wall Street Journal, and she went on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart last week to talk about oil prices, oil companies and ethanol. Her basic argument was that high oil prices at the pump are not the fault of oil companies and their ...

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