It’s a thirty-page report, but well worth reading. Not surprisingly, California’s Jerry Brown heads the list. Just a taste:
Modernization of America’s refineries is critically needed to maintain a secure supply of fuel. The nation has a significant shortfall in refining capacity, which unnecessarily forces over-reliance on uncertain foreign supplies. Despite this need, in 2008, Brown used the threat of litigation to delay modernization of a refinery by Chevron. This represented a conflict of interest. Brown’s personal fortune came from the “family oil business,” which received a “fee for each barrel” of oil exported from Indonesia, in a concession granted by that country’s former military dictatorship. Chevron’s oil refineries in California are designed to process Alaskan crude, to compete against oil from Indonesia in California’s power plant market. Brown has also meddled beyond his own jurisdiction by pressuring other states to block new power plants within their own borders.