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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Thursday, February 10, 2022: San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station Community Engagement Panel 

Get a video of this meeting.   Today, the San Onofre Community Engagement Panel, which is controlled by Southern California Edison, will be hosting Dr. Kim Petry, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Department of Energy (DOE). Dr. Petry will discuss consent-based siting for federally approved temporary radioactive nuclear waste dumps. These facilities are known as Consolidated Interim Storage or "CIS." Get details on the Community Engagement...

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NRC sued in U.S. District Court for failing to respond to FOIA requests

Complaint documents “reckless and feckless” regulation by the NRC Whistleblower at SONGS (get video) GET THE COMPLAINT GET THE ACCOMPANYING PHOTOS A new District Court complaint portrays  an agency that is either dangerously incompetent or a brazen liar that is working at the behest of the utilities is is supposed to regulate. On Thursday, January 20, San Diego attorney Michael J. Aguirre sued the United States…

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U.S. Supreme Court kicks nuclear cans down the road to our children

For Immediate Release Public Watchdogs learned today that the Supreme Court of the United States has denied our petition for a hearing regarding the right of private citizens to sue utilities over safety issues involving toxic high-level nuclear waste.   At issue is the storage of highly radioactive “spent” nuclear fuel.  3.6 million pounds of this  fuel, which is deadly once it is “used up” or “spent,”…

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A Controversial Nuclear Waste Cleanup Could Put a Critical Legal Question Before the U.S. Supreme Court

A California public advocacy group says private parties should be able to make claims against a Nuclear Regulatory Commission license holder in federal district court, especially when deadly radioactive waste is at stake. Get the Petition at https://bit.ly/3xlXWXf       Get this advisory as a printable pdf. San Diego, Calif. (June 15, 2021) – A California public advocacy group is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to…

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Public Watchdogs files Petition for Certiorari with U.S. Supreme Court

Today, public Watchdogs filed legal documents with the United States Supreme Court, requesting that the highest court in the land reverse a decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals regarding the radioactive nuclear waste at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS). SONGS was shuttered due to a radiation leak on January 31, 2012.  The hot nuclear waste, which is radioactive and deadly for at…

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Engineer blasts San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) Community Engagement Panel as “not credible”

Paul Blanch, a prominent engineer and energy consultant with more than 50 years of experience with nuclear energy issues is questioning the credibility of a citizen panel designed to provide public oversight of the decommissioning at the the failed San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) beachfront nuclear waste dump.  The nuclear reactors at SONGS were permanently shut down in 2013 when unlicensed equipment at the facility…

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Some people call today’s meeting the “Community Enragement Panel” …

… but whatever you choose to call it, it will be going on as a virtual meeting at 5:30 PM today, March 18 with the usual updates on the latest decommissioning activities at the failed San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS). For details on how to attend from your phone or computer, ask questions, or to speak publicly, please visit the SONGS Community public relations Web site…

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