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News Release
5/25/2016
Posted by Jamie Court

Santa Monica, CA -- Consumer Watchdog has launched the first searchable website with hundreds of thousands of emails and other files uncovered from corruption scandals at the California Public Utilities Commission during Governor Jerry Brown's Administration....
Blog Post
5/17/2016
Posted by Jamie Court

Los Angeles Times columnist Michael Hiltzik recently took on the "drug money" against a November ballot measure to require the state to pay the lowest price available for prescription drugs, which is the Veterans Administration prices.    Drug...
Blog Post
4/27/2016
Posted by Jamie Court

It's probably hard to feel the sting of state gasoline prices, that are 70 cents per gallon above US prices, when you are in an ivory tower.  Perhaps that's why some of the academics on California Energy Commission's Petroleum Market Advisory...
News Release
4/22/2016
Posted by Jamie Court

Sacramento, CA -- Consumer Watchdog told a state panel looking into gasoline price manipulation today that a handful of big oil refiners have been able to charge California drivers 70 cents to $1 more per gallon than the rest of America because they have an information...
Blog Post
4/20/2016
Posted by Jamie Court

Sunlight is the best disinfectant, and that goes for blackout threats too.   The California Senate Energy, Utilities & Commerce Committee has set an oversight hearing for May 10th to ask state energy regulators about last week's controversial report that...
News Release
4/12/2016
Posted by Jamie Court

Santa Monica, CA -- Consumer Watchdog has written legislative leaders to call for answers under oath from PUC President Michael Picker and other energy regulators about why state reports misrepresented Southern California natural gas reserves and capacity to invoke the...
News Release
3/24/2016
Posted by Jamie Court

Santa Monica, CA -- Following an ethics complaint filed by Consumer Watchdog against the Governor’s top aide, the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) has opened an investigation into Nancy McFadden’s failure to report the dates and times of stock...
Blog Post
3/13/2016
Posted by Jamie Court

California public officals are not allowed to participate in decisions in their public office when they have an financial interest in the outcome. Evidence uncovered in wake of the PUC public corruption scandal fingers Governor's Brown top aide, Nancy McFadden, for...
News Release
2/25/2016
Posted by Jamie Court

Los Angeles, CA -- The nonprofit group Consumer Watchdog today warned Southern California drivers that they would be facing sticker shock at their gasoline pumps beginning this weekend as the state’s biggest oil refiners raised wholesale prices charged to station...
News Release
2/8/2016
Posted by Jamie Court

Santa Monica, CA -- Consumer Watchdog delivered a report today to a state panel finding that California’s largest oil refiners calibrated imports and exports of gasoline to artificially inflate gasoline prices during the first nine months of 2015, when gas prices...