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8/16/2016
Consumer Watchdog presented in front of the Petroleum Market Advisory Committee on California's high gas prices. Jamie Court showed that high prices are the result of market power caused by just 4 companies controlling 78% of California's refining.
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8/10/2016
http://consumerwatchdog.org/dirtyhands — Gov. Jerry Brown talks a lot about climate change, yet rakes in millions from fossil fuel companies. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/consumerwatchdog Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/consumerwd
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8/10/2016
Public interest group Consumer Watchdog today reported that twenty-six energy companies including the state’s three major investor-owned utilities, Occidental, Chevron, and NRG—all with business before the state—donated $9.8 million to Jerry Brown’s campaigns, causes, and initiatives, and to the California Democratic Party...
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8/10/2016
View on YouTube In a new report, Consumer Watchdog listed twenty-six companies with business before the state of California that donated $9.8 million to Gov. Jerry Brown and the California Democratic Party over the last eight years — and those donations were often made within days or weeks of winning favors.
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8/6/2016
Consumer Watchdog said the high profits from the state refiners that report them helps to explain the odd, extreme current gap between retail and wholesale gasoline prices in the state.
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8/6/2016
View on YouTube Consumer Watchdog says California drivers are being taken for a ride by Big Oil, because wholesale oil prices are among the lowest in the nation, but our retail gas prices are among the highest in the nation.
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8/4/2016
View on YouTube On NPR, Consumer Watchdog's Executive Director Carmen Balber discusses the risks of patient information being exploited by tech firms.
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8/4/2016
  Consumer Watchdog provided increased evidence of gas price manipulation in California. While California wholesale gas prices are the least in the nation, street prices are the highest. Advocates also played the recording of an investor call, where an oil refiner CEO mused that ExxonMobil may have decided to keep their California refinery...
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7/27/2016
Consumer Watchdog's executive director Carmen Balber discusses the current state of health insurance in California, touching on the proposed mega-mergers and why they're bad for consumers, as well as Covered California's announced rate hikes and why they can't be stopped currently.
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7/18/2016
Consumer groups are calling for the testing of autonomous technology with live humans on the road using the Tesla Autopilot to be stopped after the death of Joshua Brown.