Revelations that Osama bin Laden considered hijacking and blowing up U.S. oil tankers in order to provoke an “extreme economic crisis” came as no surprise to the Coast Guard in the Bay Area.
Tesoro Corp. was in the process of restarting its Martinez refinery Thursday after a power outage sent plumes of black smoke into the air, leading to a shelter-in-place order.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Tuesday he doesn’t just want to defeat the November ballot measure that would suspend the state’s greenhouse gas emissions law—he wants voters to trounce it to prompt Washington to create a new national energy policy.
Crews responded to an emergency at the Tesoro Golden Eagle refinery in Martinez Sunday afternoon.
With major contributions from the oil industry, supporters of a ballot initiative to suspend California’s landmark greenhouse gas emissions law reported a fundraising tally Tuesday of more than $5.2 million in the past three months.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP)_ Oil billionaires David and Charles Koch, prominent backers of the Tea Party movement, have spent one million dollars on the effort to suspend California’s global warming law.