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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,...
You have to have the deepest respect for the women and men who serve our nation and put their lives on the line for Americans. That’s why it’s particularly galling when a Sacramento lobbyist profits by making money from drug companies under their name....
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...
Fair Political Practices Commission Opens Investigation Into CA Democratic Party In Response to Report On 'Brown's Dirty Hands'
Santa Monica—The Fair Political Practices Commission has launched an investigation into the California Democratic Party and alleged violations of the Political Reform Act in response to Consumer Watchdog’s investigative report, Brown’s Dirty Hands,...
Misbilled LA DWP Ratepayers Denied $44 Million In Refunds Until Mid 2017 Despite Pledge Of 2016 Payments
Santa Monica, CA — Consumer Watchdog today said that court filings by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power showing misbilled ratepayers will have to wait until mid-2017 to get $44 million in refunds are unacceptable and Mayor Garcetti should act...
SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog today called on Attorney General Kamala Harris “to take immediate action on the hundreds of consumer complaints against Herbalife to obtain relief for the hundreds of Californians, regardless of their immigration status...
Gasoline Trading Company Vitol Blames ExxonMobil Misinformation for California 2015 Gas Price Spike, Governor’s Committee Turns to Retail Price Manipulation as Cause
Santa Monica, CA -- Testifying before a state panel investigating California’s high gas prices, oil-trading company Vitol blamed ExxonMobil’s lack of transparency for the record 2015 gas price spike. Brad Lucas, a West Coast trader for the company, stated...
Report Finds Big Energy Companies Gave Big $ and Got Big Favors From Governor Brown With Dollars and Decisions Flowing In Close Proximity To Each Other
Santa Monica, CA—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...