Updates

January 8, 2023 1:43 pmQuestions about the so-called “Natural Gas Shortage” and why your utility bills are increasing

At this time, there is global natural gas shortage due to harsh winters, the Ukraine crisis, and increased demand. However, the current prices hikes for customers of Southern California Gas, SDG&E,  and ultimately, Sempra Energy, may be completely unjustified and should command the attention of energy regulators. So far, SDG&E has...

Read more →

January 8, 2023 12:32 pmWhy are my natural gas bills so high?

QUESTION:         Why are Compressed Natural Gas Prices SO high? ANSWER:       The utility companies claim: elongated cold weather spell brought with the rain CNG reserves low due to national temperature spikes Short commodity purchasing period   QUESTION:         What can consumers do to decrease their bills? ANSWER:            Consumers can: Turn down the...

Read more →

December 30, 2022 5:01 amPG&E’s Dirty Diablo Canyon Deal will spike your Utility Bill by 3%

MEDIA ADVISORY Friday, December 30, 2022 San Diego, Calif. (December 30, 2022) – At the behest of Governor Newsom, the California legislature has voted to bail out Pacific Gas and Electric’s (PG&E’s) failing Diablo Canyon nuclear plant at your expense. The bailout will increase every ratepayer’s bill by 3%. The move...

Read more →

October 17, 2022 5:20 pmComments of Nina Babiarz’ testimony to the California Coastal Commission on the possibility of Diablo Canyon nuke waste storage at SONGS

The Coastal Commission’s strangely-worded “Restrictions” on nuclear waste could have created a legal loophole that would have allowed San Onofre to accept nuclear waste from other nuclear power plants! NINA BABIARZ’ PUBLIC COMMENTS at the 10-13-2022 CA COASTAL COMMISSION MEETING My name is Nina Babiarz, a founding Board Member with Public...

Read more →

October 16, 2022 11:11 amCoastal Commission amends SONG nuke waste storage terms after hearing from Public Watchdogs’ public advocates

In early October of 2022, Public Watchdogs’ Director of Development noticed something peculiar about what should have been a very straight-forwarded licensing deal with Southern California Edison, the majority owners of the failed San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS).  What Nina noticed, buried deep within all the  bureaucratic double-talk in the...

Read more →

October 11, 2022 5:33 pmMEDIA ALERT: Does the Coastal Commission intend to store Diablo Canyon’s nuclear waste at San Onofre?

Will Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) get a Coastal Commission amendment to send its nuclear waste to Southern California? After the year 2025, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) will run out of storage space for its deadly nuclear waste. This questionable proposed amendment by the California Coastal Commission staff  was tacked...

Read more →

October 4, 2022 11:44 amMexican quake causes four foot waves in California desert

The recent  September 19th earthquake  in Mexico measured 7.6 on the Richter magnitude scale.  The earthquake was so powerful that it not only rocked Mexico’s West Coast, it also created four foot high waves in Death Valley. The waves  (get video) occurred in a geothermal pool inside a massive limestone cave...

Read more →

September 7, 2022 1:23 pmPublic Watchdogs Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)

FOIA REQUEST: Under the Freedom of Information Act, please provide a copy of all referenced attachments and meeting notes contained within the NRC’s recent response to FOIA 2022–000142 previously submitted by Mr. Paul Blanch (see the original Blanch FOIA request at this NRC page: https://bit.ly/3TO5Swu ). A fee waiver and expedited...

Read more →

September 1, 2022 2:12 pmThese Leaders Deserve Your Vote of Thanks

Your utility bills are going to increase because of a reckless vote cast by your elected officials to keep Diablo Canyon open. Last night your representatives under cloak of darkness, in a secret midnight vote, opted to put their political aspirations above the public safety. How? By voting to keep the...

Read more →

August 19, 2022 4:29 pmLetter in opposition to keeping Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant open

Today, the LA Times published this letter from Public Watchdogs’ Board Member and Director of Development, Nina Babiarz.     Photo: Tracy Adams, Wikimedia While it’s somewhat surprising that Newsom would hang his political aspirations on the coattails of PG&E, which just emerged from a criminal probation during which it pleaded...

Read more →