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4/27/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
Let the sunshine in on PUC’s San Onofre deal The California Public Utilities Commission votes Thursday on releasing vital records showing whether the government secretly helped Southern California Edison stick ratepayers with 70 percent of a $4.7 billion bill for the flawed San Onofre nuclear power plant. Former PUC President Michael Peevey...
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4/26/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
The day after then-Sen. Barbara Boxer called on the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate Southern California Edison’s handling of the San Onofre nuclear plant, utility executive Michael Hoover sent an urgent email to another company official. “We have a small window of opportunity to work with parties to implement a shutdown in...
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4/26/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
By Daily Press Editorial Board The California Public Utilities Commission and the public’s right to know will collide on Thursday when the CPUC will vote on a staff recommendation to withhold and redact documents related to the now closed San Onofre nuclear power plant on the Southern California coast. According to Consumer Watchdog, San...
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4/7/2017
Posted by Connor
Californians pay more for gasoline than any other state.  Liza Tucker, Consumer Watchdog's environmental advocate say big oil should be footed with the bill to fix California's roads to protect consumers.
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4/5/2017
Posted by Connor
Liza Tucker, Consumer Watchdog's resident environmental advocate discusses Governor Jerry Brown's proposed gas tax hike and its potential to hurt consumers.
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4/5/2017
Posted by Connor
Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed gas tax to fix California’s crumbling roads, freeways and bridges should be paid by the oil companies that are reaping massive profits, not by consumers who are routinely gouged at the pump, a Santa Monica-based consumer advocate said Tuesday. Consumer Watchdog sent a letter to California legislators this...
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4/5/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
Consumer advocates and public-interest lawyers joined Thursday in calling on leaders in the California Senate to block the confirmation of one of Gov. Jerry Brown’s latest nominations to the Public Utilities Commission. The advocacy groups Consumer Watchdog, Food & Water Watch, Rootskeeper and Save Porter Ranch joined San Diego law firm...
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4/3/2017
Posted by Connor
Consumer Watchdog's environmental advocate Liza Tucker discusses Jerry Brown's plan to increase the gas tax to rebuild California's infrastructure.
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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...
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1/9/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
No part of state government except the courts is supposed to be more independent and less subject to the sway of politics than the Public Utilities Commission, which decides rates and other practices of California’s largest utilities. That’s why commissioners serve six-year terms, longer even than the governors who appoint them. It...