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Friday, September 03, 2004
 
Really... I'm Shocked!

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AP: Chevron Influenced Schwarzenegger Plan

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's ambitious plan to reorganize almost every aspect of state government was influenced significantly by oil and gas giant ChevronTexaco Corp., which managed to shape such key recommendations as the removal of restrictions on oil refineries.

Many corporations and interest groups participated in the governor's reform plan -- known as the California Performance Review -- but state records and interviews with the participants show Chevron enjoyed immense success in influencing the report through its array of lobbyists, attorneys and trade organizations
Nahhh. I'm not really shocked. As a matter of fact I would expect nothing less from the over muscled twit.
 
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