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MarketWatch: The Oil Companies’ Web of Fiction

LOS ANGELES, Aug 22, 2006 /PRNewswire via COMTEX

In response to the oil companies’ lawsuit against Proposition 87 filed today, The California Clean Energy Initiative issued this offer of settlement.

Please note this settlement offer was sent to ExxonMobil, Chevron, Shell and Occidental Petroleum, which are bankrolling the anti-87 campaign.

Dear Oil Company Executive:

We are writing to offer settlement of the lawsuit your agents filed against The California Clean Energy Initiative regarding the use of certain Web addresses. We will initially turn over to you the Web addresses in question provided you and your agents agree with our terms, which are as follows:

    *  Stop basing your campaign against Proposition 87 on junk science and

    *  Stop using the name “Californians Against Higher Taxes” and instead use
       one reflecting that the campaign against Proposition 87 is bankrolled
       by Chevron, Shell, Exxon Mobil, Occidental and other oil companies.

    *  Put the oil companies front and center in your advertising, instead of
       hiding behind front people and concealing the true backers of
       Proposition 87: Chevron, Shell, Exxon Mobil, Occidental and other oil
       companies.  As a gesture of good faith and to truth in advertising, we
       have redesigned what people see when they visit the Web addresses
       mentioned in your suit.  You may see the redesign at

    We thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.


    Chad Griffin Campaign Manager, Yes on 87

    Jamie Court, President Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights

SOURCE Yes on 87

Yusef Robb of Yes on 87, +1-323-782-1045 Copyright (C) 2006 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. and its sister non-profit websites,,,,,, and are owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia feature.

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