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News Release
1/21/2016
CONTACT Carmen Balber
Santa Monica, CA -- The Fair Political Practices Commission today approved a new regulation requiring more disclosure of shadow payments by the state’s biggest lobbyists on advertising and other spending to influence lawmakers. Consumer Watchdog said a loophole in the rules could allow big industries or other lobbyists to continue concealing...
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12/16/2015
Jamie Court of Consumer Watchdog says oil companies are gouging Californians on gas prices to the tune of $10 billion extra in 2015.
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7/19/2015
Gas prices are up to $4.20 in L.A. County and crude oil costs are down. Consumer Watchdog's president Jamie Court says, there is no good reason for it. What we are seeing is unbelievable record pump prices, $1.20 above the rest of the nation. Oil refiners are keeping us running on low inventories and we have backup on the energy commission...
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7/16/2015
California's 15 refineries have the capacity to keep us in our special clean air blend of gas but like many, they like to export gas as well and that can effect California's supply right here.
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7/14/2015
The average price of a gallon of regular gas jumped 28 cents in less than a week. Fuel in California is nearly a dollar more than the national average. The organization Consumer Watchdog sent a letter to the California Attorney General Monday with evidence it says confirms that oil refineries have been shipping gas to central and South America,...
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7/13/2015
Consumer Watchdog says oil companies are manipulating the gas market in California by keeping inventories low, driving prices artificially high. Crude oil prices are so low and the rest of America is enjoying that. However, Californians are getting gouged because the oil refiners have chosen to keep us running on local inventories and they're...
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7/13/2015
“There is no good reason for the latest outrageous run up at the pump other than oil refineries manipulating inventories to drive gas prices artificially high. Californians should be outraged by this gouging and officials should consider forcing oil refiners to open their books and justify their refinery outages, exports and inventories....
News Release
6/23/2015
CONTACT Carmen Balber
Santa Monica, CA – Covered California has successfully lobbied the federal government to delay public disclosure of qualified health plan rate change proposals for 2016, Consumer Watchdog said today. In a letter to Peter Lee, executive director of Covered California, Consumer Watchdog said that residents of every other state now have access...
News Release
5/21/2015
CONTACT Carmen Balber & Eddie Berrera
Santa Monica, CA – Covered California has failed to effectively implement its mandate to help enrollees register to vote, and should restore voter registration funding that has been cut completely in the proposed budget it will consider today, said Consumer Watchdog in a letter to executive director Peter Lee and the Board. According to data...
News Release
4/29/2015
CONTACT Carmen Balber & Eddie Barrera
Santa Monica, CA -- Consumer Watchdog said today that the abysmal patient safety record of California hospitals exposed in a national report card highlights the lack of legal deterrence and safeguards to protect consumers. The Leapfrog Group, an employer-backed nonprofit group focused on healthcare quality, gave nearly 40 percent of California...