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Saturday, August 8, 2015

California Drivers Alliance

A number of posts have discussed Astroturf, i.e., artificial grassroots lobbying.
A new California mailer attacks Senate Bill 380, to restrict the use of gasoline and diesel fuel.  It comes from the "California Drivers Alliance." A small note in the left bottom of the last page -- click image to enlarge -- says that the "California Drivers Alliance" is a product of WSPA.  What is WSPA?  The Western States Petroleum Association.

Last year, Bloomberg published a leaked PowerPoint detailing WPSA strategy and listing its many front groups: