Consumer Watchdog and FrakTracker Alliance are sounding the alarm after a massive oil spill occurred off the coast of Orange County. Activists said the incident could have been prevented if proper oil drilling regulations had been in place.
Consumer Watchdog's Jamie Court explains how oil companies and refiners use disruptions like Hurricane Ida to wrongly hike gas prices in far away states like California, even though we don't get our oil from the Gulf Coast area.
“Why haven’t you announced it earlier, number one,” said Jamie Court, president of Consumer Watchdog. Court also feels the project should not hit the pockets of customers. “If PG&E is really serious about committing to putting these wires underground, they have to actually come up with the corporate money to do it. And there is corporate money, there is shareholder money that could be put towards this use and should be put towards this use,” Court said.