Western States Petroleum Association

“Big Oil” Defeats California’s Petroleum Reduction Legislation, But It May Not Matter

Western States Petroleum Association will likely face tough regulations and market conditions anyway

It was a rare defeat yesterday in the legislature for California’s environmental community. After major victories in 2006 with AB 32 (to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020), in 2008 with SB 375 (to reform transportation and land use planning), and in 2010 with a voter rejection of the oil industry’s attempt …