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News Story
2/1/2008
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
CNNMoney.com February 1, 2008 by David Ellis, CNNMoney.com staff writer ExxonMobil made history on Friday by reporting the highest quarterly and annual profits ever for a U.S. company, boosted in large part by soaring crude prices. Exxon, the world's largest publicly traded oil company, said fourth-quarter net income rose 14% to $11.66 billion, or...
News Release
1/31/2008
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Yearly Profits of Oil Industry Will Nearly Equal Treasury Cost of Federal Economic Stimulus Package Santa Monica, CA -- The record run of 2007 oil profits, which came as the U.S. economy slid into recession and consumer debt soared, portrays an industry run amok, said the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights. Shell, world's second-largest...
News Story
1/25/2008
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Mary Nielsen was angry. Not only had Pacific Gas & Electric overcharged the then-87-year-old Oakland resident $800, but in examining the bill, she also found hidden charges on the back. One month later, in October 2004, Nielsen got PG&E to refund her money. One year later, after she dispatched phone calls and letters to PG&E, the...
News Story
1/8/2008
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Record Searchlight (Redding, California) January 8, 2008 by Ryan Sabalow, Record Searchlight Outage responses fuel power debate; Private vs. public energy at center of discussion When gusts from a massive storm knocked out power across much of the north state, two power agencies had their lights on faster than anyone else. Redding Electric Utility...
News Story
1/8/2008
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Private vs. public energy at center of discussion When gusts from a massive storm knocked out power across much of the north state, two power agencies had their lights on faster than anyone else. Redding Electric Utility and Trinity Public Utility District in Weaverville both had power restored on the day of the storm, while privately owned power...
News Release
1/17/2002
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
New Study Assesses Causes, Costs of California Energy Crisis Click here to download the report in PDF format. Santa Monica, CA. --The Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights (FTCR) issued the first comprehensive review of the California energy crisis today, exactly one year after the first rolling blackouts hit California. Using government...
Blog Post
8/30/2001
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
BAILOUT WATCH: Keeping an eye on the energy industry and the politicians Bailout Watch Carols - Aug 30, 2001 Christmas in August for Edison Read about the Bailout Watchdog's Capitol caroling excursion in BW #72 Stop the Bailout (to the tune of Deck the Halls) Stop the Bailout Bills of Folly Fa la la, la la la, la la la 'Tis the season for Energy...