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4/11/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Porter Ranch residents and consumer advocates say the state is lying about rolling blackout threats to scare Southern Californians into reopening the Aliso Canyon gas facility.
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4/11/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Consumer Watchdog says the threats of rolling blackouts unless the Aliso Canyon natural gas facility is reopened are nothing but scare tactics.
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...
News Story
2/4/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California lawmaker said Wednesday that he will seek to bypass Gov. Jerry Brown and ask voters to break apart California's utilities regulator following allegations of wrongdoing. Assemblyman Mike Gatto, D-Glendale, said the California Public Utilities Commission as it is currently known would cease to...
News Story
2/4/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
SACRAMENTO, CA -- State legislators are calling for a major overhaul of California's utilities regulator by striking it from the state Constitution and reassigning its sprawling portfolio in the wake of a series of controversies, including the natural gas leak in Aliso Canyon. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) said his measure would...
News Story
2/3/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Prosecutor accuses Southern California Gas Co. of failing to quickly report release of noxious fumes Southern California Gas Co. on Tuesday was charged with failing to immediately notify state authorities about the natural gas leak in Aliso Canyon. L.A. County Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey filed four misdemeanor criminal charges against the company,...
News Release
2/1/2016
Posted by Jamie Court
Santa Monica, CA -- Consumer Watchdog and the law offices of Aquirre & Severson petitioned the California Public Utilities Commission for an open investigation into the Porter Ranch leak, including the immediate release of key documents and a PUC meeting in Los Angeles within 10 days to discuss the petition. “The CPUC has failed to...
Video
2/1/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Consumer Watchdog is demanding the California Public Utilities Commission conduct an open, full and public investigation into the Porter Ranch gas leak.
News Story
2/1/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
The heads of three California energy agencies say they are concerned Los Angeles could run short of the natural gas it needs to generate power over the coming hot summer months if  a massive underground gas field is shut down. The heads of the California Energy Commission, the California Public Utilities Commission, and the California...
News Story
1/31/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
January 31, 2016 (San Diego) — “The worst environmental disaster in California history is continuing to occur without any investigation by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC),” says Raymond Lutz, founder of Citizens Oversight in El Cajon.  Now, Citizens Oversight has filed a petition along with Consumer...