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Bay Area Oil Companies Finance Initiative to Suspend Greenhouse Gas Control Law

Oil companies, including one Contra Costa County refiner, contributed the largest share of $966,000 raised for a petition drive to suspend the state's law to limit greenhouse gases. In financial disclosure statements filed with the state Thursday, the California Jobs Initiative Committee, sponsor of the initiative, reported that it has received $100,000 a piece from the Tesoro oil company, which operates a refinery north of Concord, the Tower Energy Group of Torrance, the World Oil Corp. of Houston, and a branch of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association.

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