Public Watchdogs to intervene in San Onofre nuclear cost hearing at California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)

Public Watchdogs to Question San Onofre Cost to public Public Watchdogs has filed a formal Notice Of Intent (NOI)  with the California Public Utilities Commission to intervene on behalf of ratepayers in hearings involving the decommissioning of the failed San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) by  Southern California Edison (Edison). According to Public Watchdogs’ Executive Director, Charles Langley, “We will use forensic analyses to investigate and…

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Meet Charles “Chuck” Lowery

Charles Lowery is an Oceanside native, a graduate of Oceanside High School, class of 1969. He is a local businessman who has grown a small bakery into a successful business with distribution throughout the state of California. He is a member of the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce and understands the need for a prosperous community without sacrificing the things we all love about Southern California. Lowery…

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Why nuclear energy is insane (and why regulators from four nuclear nations have denounced it as an energy source)

Former Chair of  U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission rejects nuclear energy as “not safe” and “not smart” Dateline May 12, 2022 —  E, the Environmental Magazine, has published a compelling article by journalist Sara Mosko titled the Insanity of Expanding Nuclear Energy.  The story explains how four of the world’s top nuclear regulators have issued a joint statement rejecting nuclear energy as a clean, green solution to…

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Diane Ray Washington Post commentary – Is nuclear waste really “fat dumb and happy?”

On April 11, 2022, the Washington Post published this article, What should America do with its Nuclear Waste? Public Watchdogs member, Diane Ray, responded with this letter to the editor: On April 10, 2022, Jerry Stephenson, ISFSI engineer manager at the nuclear waste dump at San Onofre, was quoted in the Washington Post, saying that the dry fuel storage at San Onofre is entirely “self-sufficient” one…

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Workers urge Holtec International to “Stop hiring Homer Simpson”

Trained workers at the Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Massachusetts are claiming  that skilled nuclear technicians are being replaced by unqualified “Homer Simpsons” as a way of cutting labor costs for the plant’s new owner, Holtec International. Holtec’s legal record includes criminal activities such as bribery and outright lying to elected officials, so it is no surprise that the company has serious management problems that have…

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How to locate and contact County and City of San Diego elected officials, plus California State Assembly and State Senate

This page contains hard-to-get phone numbers and email addresses of your elected representatives  in San Diego County by zip code and District. Let your elected leaders know what you are upset about and that it is their job to try and fix the problem. If you have ideas about what to do, let them know. CA Senate District Map California State Senator Phone Number Email Address…

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Public Watchdogs “The west coast does not receive oil from Russia”

Scroll down for story … California gets little, if any oil from Russia. March 14, 2022, KUSI San Diego SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – With the average gas price costing California’s over five dollars a gallon, one advocacy group is taking it upon themselves to look into the possibility of California oil refineries price gouging consumers. Click here for the original story as it appeared on KUSI….

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San Diego gas prices shatter all records, surging more than $1 in 28 days! Public Watchdogs calls on Attorney General to investigate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Today, Public Watchdogs is calling on California’s top cop, Attorney General Rob Bonta, to investigate California oil refineries for price gouging. Get the letter here. San Diego, home of the nation’s highest electric rates, just saw gasoline prices blast up by a more than a dollar in the last 28 days (see chart below).  According to the Oil Price Information Service’s GasBuddy fuel…

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Public Watchdogs calls on California’s Attorney General Rob Bonta to take action on gasoline price gouging

2022-03-10-AG-Let-Bonta:  Today, Public Watchdogs announced that it has sent a written request for an investigation into gasoline price gouging by California oil refineries.  The letter is reproduced as text below, and is also available as a pdf here.  Read the reply from Attorney General Bonta’s office here. The Honorable Rob Bonta Attorney General of California 455 Golden Gate Avenue, Suite 11000 San Francisco, CA 94102-7004                                                                                           Thursday,…

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Today, gas prices increased a nickel in 5 hours. Here’s why:

According to the Oil Price Information Service’s “Gasbuddy,” San Diego gasoline prices are $5.54 a gallon for regular unleaded, as of 4:00 PM today.  That’s an increase of 5¢ per gallon in fewer than five hours, when we checked the site at noon today. According to the oil industry, there are two factors at play in this “perfect storm” of price increases. The first factor is…

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