Organisation Name
Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA)
InfluenceMap Query
GHG Emission Standards
Data Source
Main Web Site

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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.


Not supporting GHG emissions targets

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Emphasizing the economic impact of GHG emission targets (Website, 2015)

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All six of the WSPA states have developed rules and laws aimed at mitigating climate change, but California’s global warming policies are the most ambitious by far. [...] In 2006, the California State Legislature passed and Governor Schwarzenegger signed AB 32, the Global Warming Solutions Act. This law requires that greenhouse gas emissions in California be reduced to 1990 levels by the year 2020 and designated the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to develop a plan to meet this goal. While the costs of compliance with AB 32 will ultimately be borne by all Californians, the immediate burden falls on energy producers and energy-intensive industries such as electric utilities, oil producers and refiners, agriculture, and manufacturers.

Created: 10/09/2015 Last edited: 04/01/2017


Opposing vehicles emissions standards

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Opposing Californian zero emission vehicle (ZEV) standards, suggests ZEV standards will undermine peoples' lifestyles and finances (January 4 2018)

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“WSPA and its member companies oppose AB 1745, a crude and overly simplistic proposal that will hurt the majority of California families and is also likely to undermine California’s current track of success in climate leadership. “Californians need affordable and reliable transportation to commute to and perform jobs that sustain their families and build this state. Now, and for the foreseeable future, the best tool for that job are internal combustion engine vehicles. “An all zero emission vehicle (ZEV) mandate implemented by AB 1745 would come at the expense of those who can afford it the least both financially and in lifestyle – lower and middle class working families. “Our state’s climate policies should be more than symbolic or work for only small segments of our population, we should be focused on properly implementing the world-leading climate change and air quality programs already in place and supported by Californians.  That’s how we maintain a strong economy, protect jobs and effectively continue California’s climate leadership.”

Created: 13/11/2018 Last edited: 13/11/2018


Directly advocating to policy makers to oppose GHG emissions standards

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Directly advocating to policy makers to oppose GHG emissions standards (Website Blog Post, 2015)

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“I stand with tens of thousands of Bay Area energy workers and their families in calling on the Bay Area Quality Management District (BAAQMD) to balance strong emissions rulemaking with today’s economic realities and our shared energy future.  BAAQMD is considering new emissions rules that could have severe impacts on refineries’ ability to deliver reliable energy to consumers. The costly proposed regulations, supported by an activist strategy that fails to acknowledge sound science and data, could additionally jeopardize valuable local jobs and tax revenue for programs all Bay Area residents have come to depend on. Bay Area refineries will continue to deliver clean and accessible energy to millions of Californians. I urge the BAAQMD Board members to engage in an open dialogue with refineries and their workers on how best to meet emissions targets without placing valuable jobs and affordable, reliable energy at risk."

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


Opposing GHG emission standards

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Lobbying to weaken GHG standards in Oregon (Website, 2018)

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WSPA seeks to mitigate state legislation and regulations that impose unreasonable and costly mandates and burdens on our industry, businesses, consumers and the economy. We work closely with legislators in Oregon to facilitate new provisions for cost management and containments regarding compliance with the Department of Environmental Quality’s low carbon fuel standard standards.

Created: 12/07/2018 Last edited: 12/07/2018