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News Release
3/24/2017
Posted by Liza Tucker
Santa Monica, CA— California Governor Jerry Brown has put the interests of Big Oil first in California though he criticized Trump’s EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt for the same thing as he made his way to Washington this week, Consumer Watchdog said today. In a letter, Brown wrote to Pruitt, “Once again, you’ve put the...
News Story
2/8/2017
Posted by Connor
California Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Monday announced her support for a state bill that would stop the reopening of the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility until the root cause of a massive leak that occurred there is determined. “I believe it is important for state regulators and the public to be fully aware of what caused the...
News Release
2/6/2017
Posted by 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...
Video
1/27/2017
Posted by Connor
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.  
Video
1/26/2017
Posted by Connor
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 Story
1/26/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
Just days after being sworn as 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump, in a series of executive orders, is planning to revive the Dakota and Keystone XL pipelines. Both projects were abandoned by Barack Obama a few weeks before the end of his second term, to calm the protests and to maintain environmental sustainability. But while Trump...
News Release
1/24/2017
Posted by Jamie Court
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
Posted by 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...
News Story
1/24/2017
Posted by Connor
Withdrawal by Southern California Gas spurs claims of supply manipulation.   Southern California Gas Co. tapped the troubled Aliso Canyon natural gas storage field Tuesday after issuing an alert about potential supply shortages because of increased consumer demand. Hours after withdrawing gas from Aliso Canyon -- a facility that has been shut...
Video
1/23/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
SoCalGas is under fire from Consumer Watchdog and Food & Water Watch for prematurely reopening natural gas wells at the Aliso Canyon facility.