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Advocates Call on Governor Brown to Side with Communities on Key Legislation Reforming Hazardous Waste Permitting
SANTA MONICA, CA –Consumer Watchdog and the Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice today asked Governor Jerry Brown and California EPA Secretary Matt Rodriquez to reject an attack by the state’s top toxics regulator—the Department of...
Consumer Watchdog Calls on Governor Brown to Fix Top Toxics Regulator in Wake of Scathing State Audit
SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog today said that the state audit uncovering $194 million that the Department Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) failed to bill or collect from polluters could be the tip of the iceberg, and called on Governor Brown to appoint a...
New Report Exposes Boeing Influence Peddling That Derailed Cleanup of a Partial Nuclear Meltdown Site Near L.A.
SANTA MONICA, CA – A new report released by Consumer Watchdog today documents how Boeing and its influential fixers derailed the cleanup of a partial nuclear meltdown site in greater Los Angeles with help from their regulators at the Department of Toxic...
SANTA MONICA, CA –Today’s resignation of Debbie Raphael, Director of the Department of Toxic Substances Control, is a hopeful sign that the Brown Administration will finally clean up a deeply troubled department, Consumer Watchdog said today. “We...
Santa Monica, CA— A new report released today by leading environmental advocate Penny Newman and residents of the poisoned Wildomar community shows that state toxics regulators doctored data in a preliminary investigation of the Autumnwood housing complex to...
Toxics Regulators Reject Proven Technology to Link Exide Battery Recycler to Lead Contamination at 39 Homes
Santa Monica, CA—Regulators at the Department of Toxic Substances Control folded under industry pressure and ignored proven particulate sampling technology that could have shown Exide Technologies is the source of lead and arsenic contamination in East LA...
SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog and four other environmental groups today said that NASA could be about to break the commitments it made in a 2010 agreement to clean up all the detectible contamination at its former Santa Susana Field Lab (SSFL) rocket...
Consumer Watchdog Calls on Governor to Spearhead Toxic Cleanups After Regulators Reveal Exide Contamination
SANTA MONICA, CA — Consumer Watchdog today called on Governor Brown to direct the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) to order Exide Technologies, a lead battery recycler in Vernon, to clean up its lead contamination of soil at 39 homes and a pre-school...
SANTA MONICA, CA--Governor Jerry Brown today intervened in the case of Vernon lead battery recycler Exide Technologies that has threatened public health with hazardous emissions of lead. The governor discussed the case with regulators at the Department of Toxic...
Department of Public Health Radiological Branch Launches Investigation as Toxics Regulators Allow Large Quantities of Possibly Contaminated Soil to Leave Hunter’s Point Naval Shipyard
Santa Monica, CA—Consumer Watchdog has confirmed that the Department of Public Health’s Radiological Health Branch is investigating allegations that large amounts of soil dug up in a potentially radioactively contaminated parcel at Hunters Point may not...