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News Release
1/30/2017
CONTACT John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog today called on San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee to ask Police Chief Bill Scott to have police closely monitor Uber’s activities as it brings its robot cars back on the city’s streets, claiming they will now only gather data and not be in self-driving mode. “Based on Uber’s past...
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1/27/2017
Consumer Watchdog and it's coalition partner Food & Water Watch rally resistance against the reopening of the Aliso Canyon natural gas facility, the site of major methane leaks last year.  
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1/27/2017
Consumer watchdog uncovers fraudulent insurance companies who attempt to deceive consumers looking for coverage under Covered California.
News Release
1/26/2017
CONTACT Carmen Balber
San Diego, CA – This morning, Judge Katherine Bacal denied State Farm’s request to block millions of dollars worth of insurance rate decreases from going into effect until February 13, 2017. In November 2016, Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones ordered State Farm to reduce its overall renters and homeowners rates by 7%. Compared to the...
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1/26/2017
Consumer Watchdog & Food and Water Watch are organizing a protest at the Aliso Canyon natural gas facility tonight to try to stop the reopening of the facility that infamously had leaks in 2016.
News Release
1/24/2017
CONTACT Liza Tucker
Santa Monica, CA —​ Consumer Watchdog, Food &Water Watch, and Bill Powers of Powers Engineering today urged CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra and LA City Attorney Mike Feuer to open an investigation into allegations that Southern California Gas is manipulating natural gas supplies to justify the premature reopening of the Aliso...
News Release
1/24/2017
CONTACT Jamie Court
Santa Monica, CA -- As President Trump revived the Keystone XL Pipeline, Consumer Watchdog pointed to its 2013 analysis that found that the pipeline would increase Midwest gasoline prices and likely bring few jobs.   The report by Judy Dugan and Tim Hamilton that found the pipeline was a way to move Canadian crude oil to Asia via the gulf...
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1/23/2017
SoCalGas is under fire from Consumer Watchdog and Food & Water Watch for prematurely reopening natural gas wells at the Aliso Canyon facility.
News Release
1/19/2017
CONTACT John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – In a last minute action by the outgoing administration, the National Highway Traffic Administration today ended its probe of the fatal crash of a Tesla in Florida last May by wrongly blaming the driver instead of the car’s “Autopilot” technology, Consumer Watchdog said. “NHTSA has wrongly accepted...
News Release
1/19/2017
CONTACT Carmen Balber, Harvey Rosenfield
Santa Monica, CA – California consumers and small business owners saved $246 million dollars on their insurance in 2016 thanks to public rate challenges brought by Consumer Watchdog under insurance reform initiative Proposition 103. At the same time, State Farm is in San Diego Superior Court trying to reverse some of those homeowner rate...