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California Passes Sweeping Climate Change Bill

Big Oil has succeeded in dismantling a key component of California's sweeping climate change bill, with legislative leaders announcing Wednesday afternoon that in the wake of an intense lobbying campaign, they would drop a measure calling for a 50 percent cut in petroleum use by 2030.

The fossil fuel industry had poured money into advertising and lobbying campaigns against Senate Bill 350 (SB350), calling the legislation the "California Gas Restriction Act of 2015" and warning that it could lead to gas-rationing, bans on SUVs, and the demise of oil companies.  Read more.

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