News Release

Big Polluters Funding Initiative to Gut California Environmental Law


AP reported earlier this week: “The Texas-based oil companies that are the primary backers of a November ballot effort to suspend California’s global warming law are among the state’s biggest polluters, according to a report issued Tuesday by two groups advocating for inner-city residents.

“Valero Energy Corp. and Tesoro Corp. have contributed more than $4.5 million to Proposition 23, which seeks to suspend a 2006 law intended to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Their contributions represent nearly 75 percent of the funding for the initiative.”

IAN KIM, via Abel Habtegeorgis
Kim is green-collar jobs campaign director for the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, one of the groups that released the new report, “Toxic Twins.”

For more information, contact at the Institute for Public Accuracy:
Sam Husseini, (202) 347-0020; or David Zupan, (541) 484-9167