Message to Big Oil: Stop Killing Clean Tech!
From: Riggs Eckelberry
Los Angeles, July 1, 2010
I wrote a piece for the op-ed page in the Los Angeles Daily News today. You can read it here.
In short, “two Texas oil companies are spending millions on a ballot measure for November that will overturn California’s clean energy and clean air standards.” I strongly oppose that. I hope you will too.
I appreciate that Big Oil is heavily committed to industrializing algae, as the next big source of liquid fuels. This is a fantastic development.
But without support for clean energy in our home state, we will tend to do business elsewhere. As I said in the piece, “My own company, OriginOil, has found its first major customer … in Australia! So they get the jobs and the cleaner air. That sends a message.”
Meanwhile, our new CTO Brian Goodall is settling in and is proving to be a dynamic member of the team. We are now building both our technology and commercialization teams to respond to very strong market demand. Thanks for all the strong messages of support!
Riggs and team
President & CEO
OriginOil, Inc. (OOIL)
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