SACRAMENTO, Calif.— The California Independent Petroleum Association, one of the two main ...

California Oil Industry Lobby Group Files for Bankruptcy – Center for Biological Diversity

SACRAMENTO, Calif.— The California Independent Petroleum Association, one of the two main lobbying groups for the oil and gas industry in California, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in a state bankruptcy court this week. The move comes after a Los Angeles court ordered the group to pay more than $2 million to the Center for Biological Diversity, youth groups from South Los Angeles and Wilmington, and the city of Los Angeles for filing a retaliatory lawsuit against them.The bankruptcy filing suggests the lobbyists won’t pay the multi-million-dollar judgment, after forcing years of litigation over a baseless SLAPP suit (“Strategic Litigation …

 

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