Recently, I wrote about a story we’ve all heard before: another lawmaker proposing an oil severance tax.  It’s a tax that will be ultimately passed on to consumers through higher gas prices as well as higher costs for any other goods or services.  It would also result in the loss of thousands of jobs.

Now a coalition of businesses, taxpayers and consumers called “Californians Against Higher Oil Taxes,” has launched to defend taxpayers from higher prices and job loss.  The group is fighting to ensure history repeats itself and that this idea is once again defeated.

Their new website,, has a wealth of information about the impact of the oil severance tax and how you can get involved with the effort.