Organisation Name
Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA)
InfluenceMap Query
Energy Policy and Mix
Data Source
CEO Messaging
 
 

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-1.81

InfluenceMap has researched and collated the following pieces of evidence associated with the data source and query indicated above. Extraordinary information is indicated by a coloured flag in the upper right corner. Evidence items in order of data inputted with exceptional items first.

 

Strongly supporting maintenance of high GHG emissions energy mix

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Supporting the removal of petroleum reduction targets from SB 350 (WSPA President, Reheis-Boyd, Twitter, September 2015)

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Big win for CA jobs, energy reliability, industry sectors who rely on petroleum, small businesses...Long list! (Links to: @Calefai, Twitter, Septembet 2015) BREAKING - @kdeleon says he will delete #SB350 goal to reduce the use of petroleum in gasoline by 50 percent. Big win for @WSPAPrez

Created: 10/09/2015 Last edited: 29/09/2016

 

Not supporting measures to transition the energy mix

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Supporting unconventional oil production (WSPA President Catherine Reheis-Boyd Comments statement, WSPA website 2015)

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The science-based findings of the CCST report stand in sharp contrast to much of the inflammatory and inaccurate commentary offered by anti-oil organizations about hydraulic fracturing and oil production in California. [...] While there is much to absorb in the 858-pages of the report, the overarching conclusion is that no science-based evidence was identified that hydraulic fracturing in California has harmed the environment in any significant way. Other significant findings from today’s CCST report include: No evidence was found that chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing have harmed the environment. No evidence was found that hydraulic fracturing in California has contaminated groundwater. Fluids injected into oil formations during hydraulic fracturing operations are not likely to cause earthquakes. Air pollution associated with hydraulic fracturing is small compared to other sources of pollution. [...]

Created: 18/03/2016 Last edited: 29/09/2016

 

Strongly opposing measures to transition the energy mix

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Opposing specific measures towards a transition of energy mix (Argus Media, October 2017)

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A California lawmaker wants the state to follow the lead of countries like the UK and France and end the sale of gasoline and diesel cars by 2040. [...] Petroleum producers warn such a move will add to the state's already "significant costs" for addressing climate change. "The idea of creating new policies and restrictions on what and how we drive to work, school and family getaways shows the astonishing disconnect between some policymakers and the residents of Californians," Western States Petroleum Association president Catherine Reheis-Boyd said.

Created: 13/10/2017 Last edited: 17/11/2017

 

Strongly opposing measures to transition the energy mix

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Opposing AB 1745 in California. A bill that includes a 2040 100% mandate for ZEV sales. Also supporting unconventional oil and gas production (Press Release, March 2018)

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some advocate for the rapid elimination – by government fiat – of the use of the very fuels that enhance our quality of life and keep our California economy moving. It is challenging to describe in non-technical terms, and in limited space, why this goal is both unrealistic and unnecessary. But here are a few well-documented facts to put some of the more frequently repeated myths about oil and gas production into perspective:   Myth # 1: “Oil and natural gas extraction and products are insufficiently regulated and are dangerous to the environment and human health.”   [...]   Myth #2: "Oil extraction practices such as 'fracking' are contaminating our groundwater." [...]   Myth #3: "Oil production puts our air quality at risk."

Created: 22/03/2018 Last edited: 22/03/2018

 

Strongly opposing measures to transition the energy mix

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Advocating opposition to 2030 targets to reduce California's petroleum consumption by 50% (WSPA President, Reheis-Boyd, Twitter, July 2015)

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Californians rely on their 26 million vehicles for work and travel. Don't let #SB350 put them at risk. #CAjobs #CALeg

Created: 10/09/2015 Last edited: 29/09/2016

 

Strongly supporting maintenance of high GHG emissions energy mix

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Supporting the removal of petroleum reduction targets from SB 350 (WSPA President Catherine Reheis-Boyd, San Diego Union Tribute, October 2016)

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Gov. Jerry Brown dramatically increased California's climate-change goals on Wednesday, committing the state to use renewable energy for half its electricity and make existing buildings twice as energy-efficient in just 15 years.Brown tried for an even stronger measure that also would have enforced a 50 percent drop in petroleum use by 2030, but was defeated by oil interests. He called that a short-term setback, and insisted that the world needs to wean itself off fossil fuels as quickly as possible[...].Catherine Reheis-Boyd, president of the Western States Petroleum Association, said petroleum remains a "safe, reliable and affordable" energy source and that the state already requires clean-burning fuels.

Created: 29/09/2016 Last edited: 23/01/2017

 

Strongly opposing measures to transition the energy mix

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Supporting the repeal of 50% petroleum reduction targets from California's SB 350 (WSPA President Cathy Reheis-Boyd, Twitter, 2015)

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Big win for CA jobs, energy reliability, industry sectors who rely on petroleum, small businesses...Long list! (Links to: @Calefai, Twitter, Septembet 2015) BREAKING - @kdeleon says he will delete #SB350 goal to reduce the use of petroleum in gasoline by 50 percent. Big win for @WSPAPrez

Created: 14/11/2017 Last edited: 08/05/2018

 

Not supporting measures to transition the energy mix

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Emphasizing the risks of 2030 targets to reduce California's petroleum consumption by 50% (WSPA President, Reheis-Boyd, Twitter, July 2015)

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Risks of #SB350 outweigh benefits. Impacts to energy users & biz needs to be considered #CALeg

Created: 10/09/2015 Last edited: 29/09/2016

 

Not supporting measures to transition the energy mix

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Supporting fracking in California (WSPA President Catherine Reheis-Boyd,PennEnergy, September 7, 2016)

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A federal judge on Tuesday tentatively rejected a plan by the federal Bureau of Land Management to open more than 1,500 square miles of lands in central California to oil drilling and fracking...Catherine Reheis-Boyd, president of the oil-industry group the Western States Petroleum Association, said in response to the decision that "hydraulic fracturing and other well stimulation treatments in California have undergone rigorous analysis and review, culminating in the most stringent environmental standards nationwide." "Countless independent, state, and federal science-based studies all agree, Boyd added, "Hydraulic fracturing, when regulated, remains a safe technology that provides enormous benefits to American businesses and consumers."

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

 

Strongly opposing measures to transition the energy mix

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Supporting the repeal of 50% petroleum reduction targets from California's SB 350 (WSPA President Cathy Reheis-Boyd, Twitter, October 2015)

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#SB350 lessons were clear: Californians want collaborative energy strategy. Demonizing petroleum not a solution. (Link to sacbee.com) The fuel-reduction mandate in Senate Bill 350 would have restricted the use of gasoline and diesel fuel in California by 50 percent over the next 15 years. Although it was defeated, the debate illustrated how some in Sacramento are willing to ignore the legitimate energy needs of working families for an ill-conceived plan foisted upon the public by a Silicon Valley billionaire and politicians who neglect the daily challenges that most Californians experience... California already has the most progressive carbon-reduction program in the United States. Why not collaboratively work to make sure the existing program is implemented well, instead of chasing empty policies that cannot be explained?

Created: 14/11/2017 Last edited: 08/05/2018