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11/2/2015
Randy Paige reports on how Consumer Watchdog and ratepayers today urged L.A. city leaders to fix or withdraw what they call a bad settlement over millions in overbilling by the LADWP.
News Release
11/2/2015
CONTACT Jamie Court & Liza Tucker
Los Angeles, CA -- Consumer Watchdog and overbilled ratepayers today urged Los Angeles City leaders to immediately fix or withdraw a “breathtakingly anti-consumer settlement agreement” over tens of millions of dollars in overbilling at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP). In a letter to Mayor Eric Garcetti and City...
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9/24/2015
Exxon is being accused by Consumer Watchdog of withholding key documents and stalling on getting their Torrance refinery back online, which is going to continue to cost Californians extra at the gas pump.
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9/23/2015
Consumer Watchdog accused Exxon of withholding vital information from investigators looking into the explosion at it's Torrance refinery that has helped cause California gas prices to skyrocket.
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9/23/2015
Consumer Watchdog accused ExxonMobil today of trying to subvert an investigation into a February explosion at the company's Torrance refinery, saying the firm is refusing to turn over requested documents and hiding an employee key to the probe from investigators.
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9/22/2015
The Santa Susana Field Laboratory, tucked in the hills between the San Fernando and Simi Valleys, is putting the health of thousands of Los Angeles and Ventura County residents at risk, and the current owner of the site, Boeing, is stonewalling a full clean-up of the site. KNBC's Joel Grover tells the story.
Blog Post
3/18/2015
By Jamie Court
Remember, months ago, when we called out nonprofit Blue Shield for spending policyholder money to buy a luxury skybox at San Francisco 49ers games? State tax collectors have finally revoked the nonprofit health insurance company’s tax exemption following years of our criticism about its lavish perks, excessive executive pay, padded bank...
News Release
1/21/2015
CONTACT John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – Google spent a record $16.83 million on lobbying in its efforts to influence federal regulators and lawmakers in 2014, just ahead of Comcast’s reported $16.80 million, according to records filed with the Clerk of the House and analyzed today by Consumer Watchdog. Consumer Watchdog, a nonpartisan nonprofit public...
News Release
1/12/2015
CONTACT Liza Tucker & Pamela Pressley
Santa Monica, CA -- Sacramento Superior Court has denied Boeing’s motion for summary judgment in a California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) lawsuit over the demolition and disposal of radioactively contaminated structures from the site of a partial nuclear meltdown near Los Angeles, Consumer Watchdog said today. “This is an...
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1/5/2015
MID-CITY (CBSLA.com) — Drivers are rejoicing after the price of crude oil dropped again Monday, signaling another fall for gas prices. Crude oil slipped to below $50 per barrel for the first time in five years, and experts predict prices at the pump could remain in the range of $2 per gallon into the spring. The dwindling numbers are tied to...