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News Story
2/8/2017
Posted by Connor
The bucolic orchards of Sutter County north of Sacramento had never seen anything like it: a visiting governor and a media swarm — all to christen the first major natural gas power plant in California in more than a decade. At its 2001 launch, the Sutter Energy Center was hailed as the nation’s cleanest power plant. It generated...
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...
Video
2/6/2017
Posted by Connor
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...
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...
News Release
7/12/2016
Posted by Liza Tucker
Santa Monica, CA -- A report released today by California’s electric grid manager, the California Independent System Operator, supports utilizing a 1999 California law from the electricity deregulation era to create a Western grid.  Consumer Watchdog warned it would once again commoditize electricity, divorce the costs of generation...
News Story
5/30/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Click here to listen to the audio of this radio broadcast segment. Damning documents chronicling the alleged misdeeds of regulators responsible for overseeing California’s utilities can now be found on one website. A screenshot of the website pucpapers.org. Los Angeles-based Consumer Watchdog created the online portal. It holds more...
News Story
5/27/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
The Santa Monica consumer group that prompted an investigation into contacts by the top aide for Gov. Jerry Brown with regulated utilities earlier this year has built a searchable public database of thousands of internal emails to and from her former employer, Pacific Gas & Electric, as well as others. The emails, released under the...
News Release
5/25/2016
Posted by Jamie Court
Santa Monica, CA -- Consumer Watchdog has launched the first searchable website with hundreds of thousands of emails and other files uncovered from corruption scandals at the California Public Utilities Commission during Governor Jerry Brown's Administration.   www.PUCpapers.org allows the public, journalists, advocates, litigators,...
News Story
5/23/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
The Santa Monica consumer group that prompted an investigation into Gov. Jerry Brown’s top aide’s contacts with regulated utilities earlier this year has built a searchable public database of thousands of internal emails to and from her former employer, Pacific Gas & Electric, and others. The emails, released under the California...
News Story
3/14/2016
Posted by Carmen Balber
A consumer advocates group filed a complaint Friday with the state’s ethics agency seeking an investigation into whether a top aide to Gov. Jerry Brown influenced appointments to the state Public Utilities Commission while she owned stock in Pacific Gas & Electric Co., which was seeking utility-friendly decisions. The group, Consumer...