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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...
News Release
7/16/2012
CONTACT Liza Tucker & Judy Dugan
Santa Monica, CA -- Consumer Watchdog called on the Director of the California Department of Toxic Substances Control, Debbie Raphael, to indefinitely close the Evergreen Oil waste-oil re-refinery in Newark, Ca. in a letter sent today.  On July 6, a pipe leak spewed “superheated oil” and triggered an emergency evacuation of the...
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...
Blog Post
5/15/2012
By Judy Dugan
The rest of the country is happily watching gasoline prices sink as the latest bubble in oil crude prices springs a leak. Except California. Nationally, gasoline prices are down more than 15 cents a gallon over the last month, according to the daily AAA fuel gauge. California drivers are still cringing, with prices up more than 15 cents a...
News Release
9/2/2005
CONTACT Jamie Court, Doug Heller & Tim Hamilton
Santa Monica, CA -- The Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights applauded the move today by California Attorney General Bill Lockyer to subpoena oil company executives and investigate gasoline price gouging allegations. Yesterday FTCR issued a report finding oil company profiteering caused the recent gasoline price spikes in California. The...