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News Release
11/29/2016
Posted by Jamie Court

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...
Blog Post
11/9/2016
Posted by Jamie Court

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...
Blog Post
11/7/2016
Posted by Jamie Court

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...
Blog Post
11/7/2016
Posted by Jamie Court

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...
News Release
11/1/2016
Posted by Jamie Court

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...
News Release
10/25/2016
Posted by Jamie Court

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...
Blog Post
10/20/2016
Posted by Jamie Court

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...
News Release
10/3/2016
Posted by Jamie Court

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...
News Release
9/28/2016
Posted by Jamie Court

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,...
Blog Post
9/26/2016
Posted by Jamie Court

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...