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News Story
5/31/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
The State Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC) admits it failed to collect nearly $185 million from polluting businesses, essentially passing those costs onto California taxpayers. Earlier this year in an NBC4 investigation, insiders with the DTSC said the agency often failed to take significant action against business and industry that...
Video
5/14/2013
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
DTSC Chief Deputy Director Odette Madriago steps down just weeks after NBC Bay Area uncovered a stock portfolio full of investments into companies the department regulates. Investigative Reporter Vicky Nguyen reports in an investigation that aired on May 13, 2013. See the original source page here: http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/DTSC-...
News Release
5/13/2013
Posted by Liza Tucker
Santa Monica, CA -- After a complaint by Consumer Watchdog to the state about investments made in companies she regulates, Odette Madriago, chief deputy director of the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), has stepped down from her position and will retire at the end of the year, the group has learned. Consumer Watchdog brought a...
News Story
5/13/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
The chief deputy director of the state Department of Toxic Substances Control has stepped down from her position and plans to retire at the end of the year, officials said Monday. Odette Madriago, the No. 2 official at the agency, had been a target for consumer activists who alleged earlier this year that she had a conflict of interest because she...
News Story
5/13/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
The state toxic department’s chief deputy director relinquishes role weeks after NBC Bay Area investigation A key leader at the Department of Toxic Substances Control has stepped down from her post just weeks after the Investigative Unit uncovered a stock portfolio full of investments into companies her department oversees. Odette Madriago...
News Story
5/13/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Odette Madriago, the chief deputy director of the Department of Toxic Subtances Control has resigned from her post to take a lower-level job at the agency before she retires at end of the year. Madriago's decision to leave came after the non-profit Consumer Watchdog filed a complaint with the Fair Political Practices Commission that she had a...
News Release
3/18/2013
Posted by Liza Tucker
SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog today called for Governor Brown to conduct his own investigation into allegations of financial conflict of interest at the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) and to put two officials at the department on administrative leave immediately. Consumer Watchdog first raised the allegations in a...
News Release
3/6/2013
Posted by Liza Tucker
SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog today called for Governor Jerry Brown to fire two top officials at The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) for conflicts of interest. The letter said that the officials may have violated the California Code of Regulations by holding six and seven figure interests in companies regulated and/or...
News Story
3/6/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Sources say state lawmakers are scheduled to meet with toxics department director Debbie Raphael and other agency officials March 4 to discuss a scathing report recently released by a non-profit group that claims the department has a history of mismanaging hazardous waste and lax enforcement of regulations that puts many low-income communities at...
News Story
3/6/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Click here to listen to the audio of this radio broadcast. SAN DIEGO — The group Consumer Watchdog is accusing two top state officials of long-term and ongoing conflicts of interest. Consumer advocates want the governor to remove two long time employees of the state's Department of Toxic Substances Control. The group insists the state...