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News Story
5/18/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Click here to listen to the audio of this radio broadcast segment. The state Department of Toxic Substances Control is reviewing a number of its decisions to take no further action regarding potential environmental contamination, with a specific focus on cases involving two senior agency scientists who had exchanged dozens of racially-charged...
Video
12/2/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Ed Laskos interviews Consumer Watchdog's Jamie Court about two car donation charities that are accused of fraud and have lawsuits filed against them by CA Attorney General Kamala Harris.
News Release
9/23/2015
Posted by Jamie Court
Santa Monica, CA — ExxonMobil may be subverting a federal and state investigation into the explosion at its Torrance refinery last February that hobbled gasoline production and pushed gas prices sky high, Consumer Watchdog revealed in a letter to Governor Jerry Brown, US Attorney General Loretta Lynch, and California Attorney General Kamala...
News Story
9/23/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Members of a consumer-advocacy group accused ExxonMobil today of trying to subvert an investigation into a February explosion at the company's Torrance refinery, saying the firm is refusing to turn over requested documents and hiding an employee key to the probe from investigators. "Exxon is denying documents requested under subpoena by...
News Story
9/23/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
A business ethics expert slammed ExxonMobil’s conduct as more egregious than Volkswagen’s as more allegations surfaced Wednesday about the oil giant’s apparent stonewalling in the face of regulatory scrutiny. Professor Stephen Byars contrasted ExxonMobil’s behavior in the aftermath of a February explosion to revelations...
News Release
9/11/2015
Posted by Liza Tucker
SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog today asked the California Attorney General and US Attorneys to investigate the oil industry for mail fraud when its trade association sent out a mass mailing this week with a fraudulent web site address or URL attacking climate change legislation. The mailer deceived the recipients about the oil industry...
News Story
3/27/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
CASTAIC, Calif. — When Kamala D. Harris, a Democrat, was the newly elected district attorney of San Francisco in 2004, she walked into a firestorm after deciding not to pursue the death penalty for a man accused in the killing of a police officer — drawing attacks from law enforcement leaders and even Senator Dianne Feinstein, one of...
News Story
3/4/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Attorney General Kamala Harris has investments worth as much as $1 million after her marriage last summer to Douglas Emhoff, who owns stock in dozens of companies in industries the attorney general oversees, such as technology and communications interests, according to a filing released Tuesday. Harris is a career...
News Release
3/3/2015
Posted by Liza Tucker
Santa Monica, CA – Consumer Watchdog today reiterated calls for an increase in the state’s oil reserves as Los Angeles gas prices jumped $1.03 cents in the last month, the highest in the state, according to AAA’s Fuel Gauge Report website. Los Angeles prices at the pump for regular gas have reached $3.53 per gallon, a dollar and...
News Release
3/2/2015
Posted by Liza Tucker
Santa Monica, CA -- Consumer Watchdog said today that prices per regular gallon of gas in California were up an unprecedented 96 cents in the last month, nearly triple the 38-cent increase per gallon nationwide. “This is all pure profit for the oil companies,” said Consumer Advocate Liza Tucker. “The Senate has called hearings...