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News Release
4/7/2015
Posted by Liza Tucker

Santa Monica, CA—The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) approved a permit for a hazardous waste facility in violation of Irwindale’s zoning rules, wrote residents and environmental advocates in a letter urging city officials to overturn the...
News Release
3/31/2015
Posted by Liza Tucker

Santa Monica, CA — Business leader, philanthropist and climate activist Tom Steyer and Consumer Watchdog President Jamie Court asked California lawmakers to subpoena oil industry executives to explain why California’s gasoline market is structured for...
News Release
3/20/2015
Posted by Liza Tucker

Santa Monica, CA—Consumer Watchdog has petitioned the California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to reject a PG&E proposal to monopolize electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure on grounds that it will raise costs for ratepayers while stifling...
News Release
3/12/2015
Posted by Liza Tucker

Santa Monica, CA -- Consumer Watchdog today asked Governor Jerry Brown and top lawmakers to defund the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) or reform it from top to bottom, in the wake of the US Attorney's criminal investigation and closure of Exide...
News Release
3/9/2015
Posted by Liza Tucker

Santa Monica, CA —Exxon misrepresented its safety record at its Torrance refinery to lawmakers at a public hearing at Torrance City Hall last week, suggesting its February 18 explosion and fire was unique, and did not acknowledge how extensively the blast damaged...
News Release
3/4/2015
Posted by Liza Tucker

Santa Monica, CA — A broad coalition of community members, advocates, and labor groups have petitioned Governor Brown excoriating the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) for permitting a company with a spotty record to build a used motor oil recycling...
News Release
3/3/2015
Posted by Liza Tucker

Santa Monica, CA – Consumer Watchdog today reiterated calls for an increase in the state’s oil reserves as Los Angeles gas prices jumped $1.03 cents in the last month, the highest in the state, according to AAA’s Fuel Gauge Report website. Los Angeles...
News Release
3/2/2015
Posted by Liza Tucker

Santa Monica, CA -- Consumer Watchdog said today that prices per regular gallon of gas in California were up an unprecedented 96 cents in the last month, nearly triple the 38-cent increase per gallon nationwide. “This is all pure profit for the oil companies,...
News Release
2/27/2015
Posted by Liza Tucker

Santa, Monica CA—Gas prices have jumped up 80 cents a gallon in California since refinery shutdowns and slowdowns began on February 1, and 17 cents in Los Angeles overnight, making just announced California Senate hearings even more urgent, Consumer Watchdog said...
News Release
2/23/2015
Posted by Liza Tucker

Santa Monica, CA – Consumer Watchdog said today that the retail price per gallon of gas in California has soared 53 cents between February 2, when Tesoro began shutting down its refinery in Martinez, through today. A regular gallon of California gasoline now...