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EXPOSED: ‘Climate crusader’ California governor Jerry Brown took money from “big oil”

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posted on Aug, 17 2016 @ 06:37 PM
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Here's a good story about California Governor Jerry Brown.

Apparently he took some fairly good chunks of money from big oil companies.

Ironic.

The Democrat Party got their cut too.



EXPOSED: ‘Climate crusader’ California governor Jerry Brown took huge sums of money from “big oil”


From the “color of political slimebags is green” department. Note to readers: Show this to some idiot Internet heckler the next time you are accused of “being in the pay of big oil” for having an opinion on climate.


Here are two instances worth noting, but there are plenty more:

The report says that in November 2011, former governor Gray Davis — by then a lawyer for Los Angeles-based Occidental Petroleum Corp. — pressured Brown to fire two oil and gas regulators the company felt were slow to grant injection well permits for hydraulic fracturing (fracking). Two months later, Oxy contributed $250,000 to Brown’s Proposition 30 tax increase initiative, and shortly after that gave $100,000 to a pet Brown charity, the Oakland Military Institute. This surely looks like old-fashioned pay-to-play, and boosting “fracking” as well. Maybe he’s allowing fracking because the money is just too good.

The report shows that in June 2013, tough regulations were dropped from Senate Bill 4, a bill intended to restrict “fracking”. The same day, Chevron Corporation gave $135,000 to the Democratic Party. Several months later, Chevron wrote the party a $350,000 check and a week later, the party put $300,000 into Brown’s re-election campaign fund. On the same day, Chevron plunked $54,400 (the legal maximum) into Brown’s election coffer.




posted on Aug, 17 2016 @ 07:07 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Ah the good old Climate change corruption!

But, but, only Republicans could possibly be corrupt and take money from big oil!

I am still waiting for our benevolent 30,000 army of climate change scientists to demand the rapid mass cultivation of hemp to absorb the C02, clean the soil, and provide so many alternatives to the toxic sludge of our industrialization.

Also they should be demanding the end of concentrated animal feeding operations, with the horrific animal abuse and methane, toxic food chain and pollution of our precious waters.

Can not forget about reeling in big chemical either, although you never seem to hear about them!

All we seem to hear about is how we need to be taxed!

Funny how that works

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posted on Aug, 17 2016 @ 07:41 PM
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a reply to: elementalgrove




demand the rapid mass cultivation of hemp to absorb the C02,


Hemp is a seasonal plant, when it dies or is being harvested its releasing the trapped Co2 back into the atmosphere.

Other than that i agree...


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posted on Aug, 17 2016 @ 08:27 PM
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originally posted by: Mianeye
a reply to: elementalgrove




demand the rapid mass cultivation of hemp to absorb the C02,


Hemp is a seasonal plant, when it dies or is being harvested its releasing the trapped Co2 back into the atmosphere.

Other than that i agree...



There are methods of not releasing the trapped CO2 back into the air.. such as hemcrete!

Hemp the greatest sequestration of them all!


A field of medicinal weed will sequester around 22 tonnes of carbon dioxide per hectare. A typical crop is grown on 100+ hectare lots in Europe (mostly Switzerland and Hungary), and, using crop rotation to keep the soil nice and fertile you can get two decent dope crops per year (interspersed with some leguminous crop like peas, or companion planted with basil or similar), so that’s a sequestration rate of around 5000 tonnes per year. With credits priced at around €15 – €25 per tonne this represents an additional income to the farmer of around €75,000 – €125,000. There are thousands of such farmers in Europe alone, meaning there is the potential for sequestration of millions of tonnes of CO2. But only if the carbon is stored in some product that is never likely to release the carbon again. Enter Hemcrete®. Made from lime and hemp this building material has been in use for many thousands of years. The Romans used to build with it; it’s light, strong and fire-retardant. Given also that concrete production accounts for some 5% of the world’s carbon emissions it is high time (pardon the pun) something was done about that.



posted on Aug, 17 2016 @ 08:35 PM
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I actually knew about hemcrete, just forgot.

The other problem is finding space for these massive amount of hemp that is needed for Co2 absorption to have an effect, that space is not there, it's already taken up by other products also needed.

And about hempcrete, those buildings build by hempcrete doesn't last forever, so still not a viable solution on a massive scale, weathering would break down the lime relatively quickly.

Tree's would still be ten times better, they last for a long time.
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