Organisation Name
Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA)
InfluenceMap Query
Energy Policy and Mix
Data Source
Main Web Site
 
 

Score for this Data / Query Cell

-1.62

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Generally supporting high GHG emissions energy mix

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Supporting measures that may maintain high GHG emissions mix (Website, 2015)

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Future energy demand will make it likely, if not certain, that petroleum-based energy supplies will continue to play an important role for many decades. Nevertheless, WSPA companies recognize that alternative sources of energy are a growing part of the world energy mix. They are investing dollars and manpower to help make that happen. Much of their current activity is directed towards stationary power generation – such as the development of new, more efficient and/or cleaner ways to generate electricity (e.g., solar, wind, hydrogen, geothermal).

Created: 10/09/2015 Last edited: 14/11/2017

 

Strongly opposing measures to transition the energy mix

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Directly advocating for Californian policy makers to oppose a 50% reduction in petroleum usage by 2030 (Website Blog, February 2015)

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The Western States Petroleum Association is strongly opposed to legislative or regulatory mandates designed to force a 50 percent reduction in the amount of gasoline and diesel California consumers and businesses use by 2030. Legislative mandates to force reductions in gasoline use are not climate change policies. They are attacks on an important industry in California designed to create conflict and controversy. [...] We look forward to working with the Governor and the Legislature to develop serious climate change policies and programs that will move us toward a lower carbon future. We urge legislators to reject Sen. de Leon’s proposed policy as quickly as possible so that we can get back to work on the real tasks at hand.

Created: 11/09/2015 Last edited: 05/10/2016

 

Generally supporting high GHG emissions energy mix

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Supporting unconventional gas production (Website, 2015)

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Hydraulic fracturing has been used in California for decades to enhance the recovery of the state’s prolific oil and natural gas resources. These resources contribute in significant ways to the state’s economy, jobs and energy supply. Some 21,000 California jobs are linked to the production of oil and natural gas and half of those jobs are in the San Joaquin Valley. During the decades it has been used, hydraulic fracturing has never been shown to adversely impact the state’s environment, drinking water supply or pose any risk to nearby residents. In fact, to date there has not been a documented case of fluids used in fracturing operations entering a drinking water aquifer.

Created: 10/09/2015 Last edited: 14/11/2017

 

Strongly opposing measures to transition the energy mix

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Running a campaign actively opposing the SB32 bill to transition the energy mix (The California Drivers Alliance, a subsidiary of WSPA, Website, 2016)

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Don't let the bureaucrats waste our clean air dollars: Sign up to keep our Legislature in control of California’s clean air public policy.California’s Legislative Analyst’s Office reported that millions of dollarsin environmental spending had no effect on reducing carbon emissions. “Spending on Capped Sources Likely Has No Net Effect on Overall Emissions” - California LAO Report It’s time that our Elected Legislature take back control of California’s Clean Air Dollars

Created: 29/09/2016 Last edited: 05/10/2016

 

Generally supporting high GHG emissions energy mix

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Supporting unconventional gas production (Website blog, November 2013)

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A final word: the scientists urging the Governor to ban hydraulic fracturing frame many of their arguments in terms of potential – not proven – threats. But the state is already embarking on an exhaustive study of those concerns. Here’s what we do know: Hydraulic fracturing has been safely conducted in California for decades. Use of this technology to responsibly access the vast reserves of the Monterey Shale formation has the potential to create hundreds of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in revenues, with the added bonus of energy security. [...] There’s no reason ideologically driven and unfounded speculation should deprive Californians of the benefits our resources can provide us.

Created: 10/09/2015 Last edited: 14/11/2017