Scam Alert! The Oil Industry is trying to keep us swimming in oil!

 There is now proof that the Oil Industry is behind the run-a-way, out-of-control investigation of the Chevrolet Volt fires!  You may have read about 3 crash tests of the Volt in which days and weeks later led to a fire. It’s a minor concern over self-imposed side impact safety crash tests. But over the past 3 weeks I’ve read more and more reports about this blown out of proportion problem.

Understand I was the first person in Louisville to own a GM Volt and as a Louisville Realtor I will tell you I love it. I’ve written about the car and posted blog video reports on my website. But as I read these blown out of portion test reports, I kept thinking why would anyone make such a big deal about the problem.

The reason for the number of negative stories about the Volt and the delayed fires finally hit me. I suspected the Oil industry was behind it. They see the writing on the wall; the end of the money loving Oil Industry could be around the corner.  They know they have to stop the electric car and apparently will stop at nothing to do just that!

Think I’m dreaming this up? Bloomberg Business Week is reporting today “A U.S. House subcommittee (The Oversight and Government Reform Committee led by Representative Darrell Issa) will hold a hearing into reports of General Motors Co.’s Chevrolet Volt catching fire. Now lets connect the dots.

Does the Name Darrell Issa sound familiar? It may if you follow the Blog “Issa Watch”. Back on May 4 2011 in an entry entitled Darrell Issa’s Big Oil Road Show tied Issa was directly linked to Oil Industry! “ The blog post was reporting on Darrell Issa’s hearing on increased oil drilling and fracking ( an attempt to promote alternative ways of drilling for oil). But the blog report also pointed to the money link between Issa  (and other committee members) and the money they received from the Oil Industry. The Blog reports “It’s also a group that really likes writing checks to Darrell Issa, year over year, including:


Chevron $23,500

ConocoPhillips $5,500

ExxonMobil $22,000

Occidental $7,000

Valero $19,500

Where there is smoke there is fire and I’m not talking about the Chevy Volt. As a Volt owner the connection needs to be exposed. Will someone in the national media please pick up this story and run with it!

Bob Sokoler is a formerAnchor/Reporter turned Louisville Realtor 7 years ago, and co-owner of The Medley Sokoler Team in
Louisville Kentucky. You can learn more about Bob, his Team by clicking Louisville Real Estate.