Public Interest Groups Urge Senate To Deny Gov's Point Man Confirmation To PUC After He Fired Tough Oil Well Safety Regulators
CONTACT Liza Tucker & Jamie Court
SANTA MONICA, CA -- Public interest advocacy groups Consumer Watchdog, Food & Water Watch, Rootskeeper, Save Porter Ranch, and public interest attorneys Aguirre & Severson LLP, have urged the Senate Rules Committee not to confirm former aide to Governor Jerry Brown, Cliff Rechtschaffen, to the California Public Utilities Commission....
KCBS TV-2 Los Angeles, CA: Liza Tucker & Consumer Watchdog Oppose Brown's Gas Tax Gouging of Californians
Californians pay more for gasoline than any other state. Liza Tucker, Consumer Watchdog's environmental advocate say big oil should be footed with the bill to fix California's roads to protect consumers.
Liza Tucker, Consumer Watchdog's resident environmental advocate discusses Governor Jerry Brown's proposed gas tax hike and its potential to hurt consumers.
Consumer Watchdog's environmental advocate Liza Tucker discusses Jerry Brown's plan to increase the gas tax to rebuild California's infrastructure.
KTTV FOX TV-11, Los Angeles, CA: Consumer Watchdog and Its Partners Reveal Jerry Browns Environmental Record is Sub Par
Consumer Watchdog and it's coalition partners release report detailing Governor Brown's poor environmental record in addition to his role in the Aliso Canyon natural Gas facility's continued operation. California has an energy glut in light of Jerry Brown's administrations continued role in the opening of new Natural Gas...
Brown Stacks CPUC With Confidant Who Did Wet Work For Oil Industry In Firing Tough Oil Well Regulators
CONTACT Jamie Court
Santa Monica, CA -- Consumer Watchdog today condemned Governor Jerry Brown’s appointment of Cliff Rechtschaffen to the scandal-plagued Public Utilities Commission given Rechtschaffen's role in carrying out the demands of the oil industry in the firing of two tough wellhead regulators at the Department of Conservation and Department of...
By Jamie Court
The following op-ed commentary by Consumer Watchdog's President Jamie Court, appeared in the Sacramento Bee on December 2, 2016. The California Democratic Party recently announced that it would no longer accept political contributions from Big Oil. Bravo. This is a positive step forward, especially as the state investigates the party...
Consumer Watchdog Calls Out Governor Brown For Shameful Ruse In Calling For PUC Reform That He Appears To Have Torpedoed
CONTACT Jamie Court & Liza Tucker
Santa Monica, CA—Governor Brown’s call today for the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to use existing authority to enact more reforms rings hollow upon close inspection of his role in derailing major reform on the last day of the legislative session, Consumer Watchdog said today. Brown used the occasion of signing five PUC reform...
Fair Political Practices Commission Opens Investigation Into CA Democratic Party In Response to Report On 'Brown's Dirty Hands'
CONTACT Jamie Court
Santa Monica—The Fair Political Practices Commission has launched an investigation into the California Democratic Party and alleged violations of the Political Reform Act in response to Consumer Watchdog’s investigative report, Brown’s Dirty Hands, the public interest group was told today. “We are pleased that the FPPC has...
CONTACT Liza Tucker
Santa Monica, CA -- Yesterday, as a state court ruled Governor Brown’s emails in a utility scandal could not be made public because the Superior Court had no jurisdiction, Brown reneged on an agreement made this summer to create such court review. AB 2903 and SB 1017 mysteriously died on the last night of session with objections from...