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Consumer Watchdog Testifies That Refiners Continue to Get Rich on Inflated Gasoline Prices By Cutting Production To Reduce Supply
Santa Monica, CA – Advocates from Consumer Watchdog testified today at the California Energy Commission’s Petroleum Market Advisory Committee (PMAC) that California drivers are still paying 50 cents more than US drivers as oil refiners continue to reap...
The balance of power in American politics shifted fundamentally yesterday. I know it’s tough for all of us to wrap our minds around. The fact is what we do in the way we do it is needed more than ever today. We stand up to corruption in government and industry...
Bernie Sanders came to Los Angeles’s Pershing Square today to tell Californians not to be deceived by the $130 million drug companies have spent against Prop 61’s controls on California drug prices. “Drug companies are spending over $130 million to...
Adding to chorus of overbilled ratepayers urging more accountability at LA DWP, a new LA Times report shows the city’s so-called “ratepayer advocate” wrote himself a five year contract extension into Charter Measure RRR at $280,000 per year, roughly...
Wall Street Analysts Defy Pharmaceutical Industry Scare Tactics, Tell Investors Bernie-backed Prop 61 Will “Dent” Profits but the Sky is Not Falling
Santa Monica, CA -- In the final days of the election campaign, and as the pharmaceutical industry expands its spending against Prop 61 to a record $126 million, Wall Street analysts’ private research on Proposition 61 finds that drug companies will take modest...
Consumer Advocates And DWP Ratepayers Facing Threat Of Disconnection Over Erroneous Bills Denounce Measure RRR For Giving DWP Too Much Power To Raise Rates
Santa Monica, CA — LA Charter Measure RRR makes LADWP less accountable for its billing errors and allows for the utility to raise rates, enter into private contracts, and increase dangerous fossil fuel emissions without City Council or Mayoral oversight, Consumer...
Every time I look at Elon Musk’s picture now, I hear that Talking Heads song, “Run Away.” Psycho Killer Qu’est-ce que c’est Run, Run....Run, Run Away! Musk built a robot car “Auto-pilot” system that killed a Navy Seal in...
Consumer Watchdog Campaign: Kaiser Family Foundation Under Fire For Only Including Drug Makers In Prop 61 Price Control Debate; President Drew Altman Called On To Provide Balance In Tomorrow’s Panel
Santa Monica, CA—Consumer Watchdog today called out the Kaiser Family Foundation for holding a one-sided debate on drug price controls tomorrow that allows the opponents of Prop 61, the drug makers who raised $90 million against the effort to rein in California...
Consumer Watchdog Calls Out Governor Brown For Shameful Ruse In Calling For PUC Reform That He Appears To Have Torpedoed
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,...
I just talked to Bob Pack, who learned that the Governor has signed into law legislation requiring that doctors check an existing prescription database before prescribing narcotics to patients for the first time. The new law would have prevented the deaths of his young...