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Blog Post
11/9/2010
Posted by Judy Dugan
Monday’s statement by a White House commission was a head-snapper. BP cost-cutting not at fault for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill? Say what? But a closer look at the words of the commission’s general counsel says something else: That the commission’s investigation is so narrow it will never point to cost-cutting. Here...
Issue
10/31/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
To keep our society running, we need to fight for affordable electricity and gasoline. To keep our planet running, we need to aggressively pursue alternative fuels. Cleaner, cheaper energy is an essential victory for American consumers. Consumer Watchdog monitors the power and oil companies that too often stand in the way.
Blog Post
10/29/2010
Posted by Judy Dugan
Halliburton is the sloppy contractor with no license, bad B.O. and helpers off the street who use gravel to stretch the cement and pour your driveway without the rebar. Except writ large. And deadly. As the New York Times story says, “Halliburton knew weeks before the fatal explosion of the Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico that...
Blog Post
10/28/2010
Posted by Carmen Balber
As reported by Bloomberg: Kenneth R. Feinberg, the attorney running BP Plc’s fund for victims of the Gulf oil spill, told the U.S. Chamber of Commerce not to use his efforts as an argument to revamp the U.S. legal system. Feinberg gave the keynote speech in the AIG-sponsored “Hall of Flags” yesterday at the Chamber’s...
Blog Post
10/28/2010
Posted by Judy Dugan
The Texas oil money behind Proposition 23 is widely known by now. But there’s been less publicity about Big Oil–specifically Chevron–putting $4 million into passing Proposition 26, according to a nifty interactive chart just released by OilChange International. Proposition 26, according to opponents, would relieve big...
Blog Post
10/26/2010
Posted by Judy Dugan
(updated 10-27 with Frontline video link) Anyone who thinks BP's big new promise to put safety before profit should read or watch the ProPublica/Frontline investigation of BP's wretched safety history, and regulators' inaction. (The Frontline documentary airs Tuesday). It's the story of a corporation that for years cut costs to...
News Release
10/26/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Washington, DC -- Consumer Watchdog asked President Obama to force BP Fund Administrator Kenneth Feinberg to withdraw from a keynote address Wednesday at a Chamber of Commerce group dedicated to eviscerating spill victims’ legal rights, and to fire Feinberg if he refuses. Washington, DC -- Consumer Watchdog asked President Obama to force BP...
News Story
10/22/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
SEC records suggest that the contributions to his attorney general's campaign played no role in how prosecutors have handled the case against a company accused of violating state environmental laws. Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley accepted $13,000 for his attorney general's election campaign from an oil company while his...
Focus Area
10/20/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
  For the last decade and a half, Consumer Watchdog has chronicled through a series of reports how California’s oil companies, much like Enron and other energy companies did during the Energy Crisis, have cut back on production to drive up prices at critical moments. With the passage of California’s Global Warming Solutions Act (...
News Release
10/18/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Consumer Group Calls On Pension Funds to Divest From Prop 23 Backers Tesoro, Valero Santa Monica, CA – Consumer advocates revealed an investor slide presentation by Texas-based oil company Tesoro explaining that oil refiners keep gasoline supplies especially tight on the West Coast to keep profits high through higher pump prices.  The...