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News Story
4/12/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Local advocacy groups accused state regulators Tuesday of buying in to scare tactics after a report released last week predicted 14 days of power outages and higher electricity rates in Southern California this summer if a San Fernando Valley natural gas storage facility remained offline. Consumer Watchdog and Food & Water Watch said state...
News Story
4/12/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Environmentalists are challenging warnings from state energy officials that low natural gas reserves resulting from the gas leak near Porter Ranch could lead to isolated blackouts this summer. A report commissioned by advocacy group Food and Water Watch and presented by Consumer Watchdog argues that Southern California Gas Company can function...
Video
4/12/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Consumer Watchdog and Food & Water Watch are calling for an investigation into what they say are lies and scare tactics to try to get the Aliso Canyon natural gas facility reopened.
Video
4/12/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Consumer advocates say authorities are lying to the public about potential rolling blackouts to scare them into reopening the Aliso Canyon natural gas facility.
News Story
12/23/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A Southern California judge on Monday gave "conditional approval" to a proposed settlement over problems with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power billing system. "The settlement is not approved until it's approved. So, what the judge said was, 'OK, we are heading in the right direction. We...
News Story
12/22/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Inside the courtroom, a judge's review on Monday of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's still-evolving settlement of a class-action lawsuit over a malfunctioning billing system was a mostly somnolent affair. The real drama was outdoors, where a press conference on the courthouse steps devolved into a shouting match between two...
Video
12/21/2015
Posted by Consumer Watchdog Admin
Consumer Watchdog has raised concerns that refunds owed ratepayers of Los Angeles DWP, many of whom have already made overpayments, will not be delivered for one year and a half under the best case scenario, while plaintiff attorneys will get paid $13 million in May. Consumer Watchdog's problems with the settlement include the need for...
News Release
12/21/2015
Posted by Jamie Court
Los Angeles, CA – Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Elihu Berle for the third time failed to grant preliminary approval to an overbilling settlement with DWP ratepayers, calling for more disclosure and pro-consumer changes.  He said he would grant preliminary approval if those conditions are met. Consumer Watchdog has raised numerous...
News Story
12/21/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
A judge Monday gave conditional approval to a proposed settlement that calls for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to pay out tens of millions of dollars in refunds to customers who billed inaccurate amounts during a problem-filled overhaul of the utility's customer billing system. Superior Court Judge Elihu Berle said he supports...
News Story
12/21/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
A judge Monday gave conditional approval to a proposed settlement that calls for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to pay out tens of millions of dollars in refunds to customers who were billed inaccurate amounts during a problem-filled overhaul of the utility’s customer billing system. Superior Court Judge Elihu Berle said he...