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News Story
4/19/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
LOS ANGELES (CN) - Energy agencies told the LA City Council on Tuesday that customers face up to 14 days of blackouts this summer in the aftermath of this year's massive methane gas leak - an assertion a consumer group calls misleading. At a Tuesday morning council meeting, The California Independent System Operator director Tom Doughty and...
News Release
4/12/2016
Posted by Jamie Court
Santa Monica, CA -- Consumer Watchdog has written legislative leaders to call for answers under oath from PUC President Michael Picker and other energy regulators about why state reports misrepresented Southern California natural gas reserves and capacity to invoke the threat of blackouts if Aliso Canyon’s gas reserves are shut down. Read...
News Story
4/12/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
If energy agencies and utilities ever want to scare consumers, they need say little more than "blackouts." Those rolling power outages, well remembered from the state's energy crisis of 2000-01, sit at the heart of the case California energy officials are making to keep the troubled Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility open...
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
4/11/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Travel back in time to the mid-1980s, when California’s insurance rates for both cars and property were nearly the highest in America and climbing fast. Back then, the state insurance commissioner, who could have stopped much of the price acceleration, was appointed by the governor. Then, in 1988, a consumer group called the Foundation for...
Video
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.
Video
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.