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News Story
12/17/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Last December, Gov. Jerry Brown appointed a longtime adviser, Michael Picker, to head the California Public Utilities Commission. The CPUC oversees privately owned electric, gas and transportation companies and has been under fire for a series of scandals and missteps since 2010. That’s when a gas pipeline owned by PG&E exploded in a San...
News Story
11/13/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
State officials have defended Gov. Jerry Brown's request to have regulators map and study his family's ranch for oil, gas and mining potential — arguing that the work by the state was nothing the agency wouldn't do for other members of the public. But The Associated Press found no records that show anyone else received the same...
News Story
11/11/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Ask California officials for a report on oil drilling prospects near your land, and you might not get quite the level of service Gov. Jerry Brown enjoyed when he made the same request last year. Brown’s query, revealed by the Associated Press last week, has prompted more than 270 Californians to ask state officials for similar reports for...
News Story
11/11/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
California Governor Jerry Brown, who poses as a "climate leader" and "green hero" at climate conferences and photo opportunities across the globe amidst fawning media coverage, recently used public employees to investigate the potential for finding oil on his private land, according to the Associated Press. Graham St. Michel,...
News Story
11/11/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Administration claims any member of public would get similar service Sacramento — Gov. Jerry Brown is one of the more interesting politicians to cover given his forthrightness. Agree or disagree with what he says – the world has “gone over the edge” because of global warming, for instance – but there’s little...
News Story
11/11/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Even if it was only casual interest, Gov. Jerry Brown’s request for state data on the oil and mining potential on his backcountry ranch shows a lack of judgment. It’s a misstep he should own up to and acknowledge. Brown’s move was revealed by the Associated Press, which reported that last year the governor asked the state agency...
Blog Post
11/10/2015
Posted by Carmen Balber
According to the Associated Press, Gov. Jerry Brown used public employees to investigate the potential for finding oil on his private land. Isn’t it a misuse of public funds for the governor to have the state’s oil and gas agency map and survey his personal property? The governor's office told the Los Angeles Times that...
News Story
11/10/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
DRIVING THE DAY -- That recent AP investigation which revealed that Gov. Jerry Brown asked state workers to make a detailed assessment of his 2,700 acre Colusa County family ranch for mining and oil drilling possibilities has kicked up a cloud of controversy, including one consumer group that’s now urging every state landowner to take...
News Release
11/10/2015
Posted by Carmen Balber
Santa Monica, CA – The Department of Conservation says it will conduct geologic and resource surveys of Californians’ private property in response to citizen requests for the same information the agency provided Governor Jerry Brown. Consumer Watchdog sent an email yesterday alerting the public of the gas and mineral survey provided to...
News Story
11/10/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
If Gov. Jerry Brown can have state employees check his family’s land for oil, so can you. About 200 people in the last week have asked California’s oil regulating agency for maps and records showing the potential for oil and natural gas drilling on their property. They’re following the lead of Brown, who in 2014 directed the...