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2/9/2016
Jamie Court of Consumer Watchdog explains how oil companies purposefully kept gas supplies low in California to drive prices, and their profits, up artificially.
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2/8/2016
Gouging by oil companies could be one reason California drivers pay about 76 cents more for a gallon of regular gas than motorists elsewhere in the nation, a state government panel was told by Consumer Watchdog on Monday.
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2/8/2016
Consumer Watchdog accused America’s two largest oil companies — Exxon Mobil Corp. and Chevron Corp. — of deliberately starving California’s gasoline market of supplies last year in a bid to push up prices.
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2/2/2016
Consumer Watchdog's John M. Simpson explains why robot cars need a licensed driver in the car with the option to override the driverless system.  
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2/2/2016
Consumer Watchdog’s Privacy Project director John M. Simpson says the need to require a licensed driver behind the wheel is obvious after a review of the results from seven companies that have been testing robot cars since September 2014.
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2/1/2016
Consumer Watchdog is demanding the California Public Utilities Commission conduct an open, full and public investigation into the Porter Ranch gas leak.
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1/28/2016
Consumer Watchdog is concerned that driverless car technology is still unproven. John M. Simpson supports the DMV's draft regulations for autonomous vehicles that require self-driving robot cars have a licensed driver behind the wheel capable of taking control, and a working steering wheel, gas pedal and brake.
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1/4/2016
Consumer Watchdog President Jamie Court delivered this testimony and slide presentation on December 16th, 2015, to the California Energy Commission's Petroleum Market Advisory Committee in Sacramento.  The panel is charged with determining the causes of gasoline price volatility.   Court lays out information compiled by Consumer...
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12/21/2015
Consumer Watchdog has raised concerns that refunds owed ratepayers of Los Angeles DWP, many of whom have already made overpayments, will not be delivered for one year and a half under the best case scenario, while plaintiff attorneys will get paid $13 million in May. Consumer Watchdog's problems with the settlement include the need for...
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12/17/2015
Jamie Court of Consumer Watchdog explains how Californians are getting gouged at the gas pump and paid $10 billion more than the rest of the U.S. this year due to oil company greed.