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News Release
7/15/2015
Posted by Liza Tucker
Santa Monica, CA—The Senate should not confirm Barbara Lee as Director of the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) based on her handling of serial polluter Exide, and lack of action to fundamentally reform the agency, Consumer Watchdog said today. In testimony to the Senate Rules Committee confirmation hearing, Consumer Advocate...
Blog Post
4/14/2014
Posted by Consumer Watchdog Admin
What is a polluter’s shill to do when trying to save a client hundreds of millions of dollars in cleanup costs? Well, one tactic is to manipulate the public living near the site of a partial nuclear meltdown into believing that nothing at one of the most polluted sites in California can hurt them. And hint that maybe, just maybe, this well-...
News Story
10/8/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Exide Technologies will set aside $7.7 million to pay for a new storm-water system and improvements to lower arsenic emissions. State regulators have reached a deal with a Vernon battery recycler accused of releasing toxic air emissions that may have threatened the health of more than 100,000 people, company and state officials said Monday. Exide...
News Story
10/8/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Listen to/Watch entire show: Some of the toughest environmental laws in the country are not being enforced by state and local officials in California -- that’s the conclusion of an independent report saying the Department of Toxic Substances Control lacks even a system for denying or revoking the permits of companies...
Blog Post
4/26/2013
Posted by Carmen Balber
What a week! Three big victories in California will keep us safer from dangerous doctors, toxic polluters and privacy invasions, but we only got there thanks to your support. State Senator Curren Price and Assemblyman Richard Gordon proposed yesterday to strip the California Medical Board of its authority over physician discipline. The physician-...