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News Release
8/7/2012
CONTACT Liza Tucker & Judy Dugan
Santa Monica, CA — Monday night’s explosion and hours-long fire at Chevron’s large oil refinery in Richmond, Ca., released toxic chemicals including sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide in unknown amounts, sending hundreds of local residents to local hospitals with breathing and eye complaints. Yet the state agency with the most...
Blog Post
7/24/2012
By Carmen Balber
Marchers shut down the streets on five different routes through the heart of downtown DC, and I lent Consumer Watchdog's voice in support of the Robin Hood Tax and the Fight to End AIDS. The marchers wove a story through downtown DC, stopping in front of lobby shops to call out the worst Wall Street and corporate offenders and demanding a...
News Release
7/10/2012
CONTACT John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – The Federal Trade Commission reportedly plans to fine Google $22.5 million for hacking around privacy settings on iPhones and iPads that use Apple’s Safari browser. Consumer Watchdog praised the Commission today for its expected strong action defending consumer privacy. Consumer Watchdog had filed a complaint in...
News Release
7/9/2012
CONTACT Laura Antonini & Jamie Court
Hyundai’s Gas Mileage Claims in 2011 and 2012 Elantra Advertising Campaign Misled California Drivers Santa Monica, CA – Hyundai Motor America misled consumers about the gas mileage of the 2011 and 2012 Elantra through a broad-based media advertising campaign designed to capitalize on public concern over escalating gas prices,...
News Release
6/21/2012
CONTACT John M. Simpson, Carmen Balber & Jamie Court
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – Consumer Watchdog today sent its “Google Track Team” comprised of mimes dressed in white track suits to follow shareholders as they gathered for the company’s annual meeting in a bid to focus attention on the Internet giant’s online tracking activity. A full set of free-use photos of the event...
News Release
6/20/2012
CONTACT Judy Dugan & Jamie Court
Sacramento, CA — Consumer Watchdog today called on state and local governments to quit spending taxpayer millions on Scott toilet paper, Kleenex tissues and other products from Kimberly-Clark Corporation. The global company is part of a corporate coalition battling to keep a tax loophole that benefits only out-of-state corporations---to...
Blog Post
6/7/2012
By Judy Dugan
The energy investigators who nailed Enron for energy price manipulation that nearly bankrupted California just took aim at oil refining giants including Chevron and BP. May the refiners’ gasoline-price schemes now come crashing down in an Enron-style heap. We’ve known for years that California and West Coast refiners find endless...
News Release
5/30/2012
CONTACT John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA –Google’s driverless cars should not be allowed on U.S. highways unless adequate privacy protections for users of the new technology are implemented, Consumer Watchdog said today. The nonpartisan, nonprofit group urged the California Assembly to defeat a bill, SB 1298, that would allow Google’s driverless cars...
News Release
5/30/2012
CONTACT Judy Dugan & Jamie Court
Santa Monica, CA -- The state’s award of a contract for up to 1,900 Ford vehicles for the California Highway Patrol and other state agencies is a snub to GM and Chrysler, which eagerly sought the prestigious contract. Consumer Watchdog applauded the tentative award, noting that of the Big 3 U.S. automakers, only Ford is not in a coalition...
News Release
5/21/2012
CONTACT John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog today welcomed the European Commission’s finding that Google’s business practices may violate antitrust law, but predicted that the Internet giant will not offer meaningful remedies voluntarily.  The nonpartisan, nonpartisan group said antitrust officials on both sides of the Atlantic...