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Consumer Watchdog and it's coalition partners release report detailing Governor Brown's poor environmental record in addition to his role in the Aliso Canyon natural Gas facility's continued operation. California has an energy glut in light of Jerry Brown's administrations continued role in the opening of new Natural Gas...
12 Public Interest Groups Find Governor Jerry Brown Is Not So Green; Lays Blame for Excess CA Electricity At His Door
CONTACT Liza Tucker
Santa Monica—As Governor Jerry Brown’s regulators race to reopen Aliso Canyon without knowing what caused the biggest methane leak in U.S. history, a dozen advocacy and public interest law groups concur that Brown is falling short on environmental regulation in six out of seven key categories. The comprehensive review of Governor Jerry...
California Robot Car Disengagement Reports Show Technology Not Ready for Safe Deployment Without Human Driver Behind Steering Wheel to Take Control, Consumer Watchdog Says
CONTACT John Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – Disengagement reports from companies testing robot cars on California’s public roads released today by the Department of Motor Vehicles show the technology is not ready to be deployed without human drivers behind a steering wheel who can take control when the self-driving technology fails, Consumer Watchdog said. For...
KPIX TV-5 San Francisco, CA: Consumer Watchdog Pressures SF Mayor Ed Lee To Monitor Uber, Due To Privacy Concerns
As Uber returns to San Francisco after leaving due to violations of DMV regulations, Consumer Watchdog presses Mayor Ed Lee to closely monitor the renegade company. In addition to flouting California law, Consumer Watchdog fears the infringement of privacy represented by Uber's recent move.
Consumer Watchdog Calls On SF Mayor Lee To Direct City Police To Monitor Uber’s Robot Cars As Vehicles Return; Asks Public To Note & Report All Violations By Renegade Company
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...
Consumer watchdog uncovers fraudulent insurance companies who attempt to deceive consumers looking for coverage under Covered California.
KTTV FOX TV-11 - Los Angeles, CA: Consumer Groups Rally Resistance Against Reopening of Aliso Natural Gas Facility
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.
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...
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.
Public Interest Advocates Urge CA Attorney General and LA City Attorney to Investigate Natural Gas Supply Manipulation To Justify Reopening Dangerous Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage Facility
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...