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9 Year-Old-Girl Scolds Jerry Brown Over Oil Drilling

This TV ad will debut in San Francisco next week during Brown’s Global Climate Action Summit

 

Adults have gotten nowhere calling on Jerry Brown to limit oil drilling within a couple thousand feet of homes and schools. 

Double Victory: The Paint Boycott Worked

Yesterday was a big day for consumer justice!
Just 24 hours after we launched the #BoycottSherwinWilliams boycott, the paint company decided to pull its deceptive ballot initiative to erase its liability for poisoning families with lead in its paint. 
Add that victory to the signing of yesterday's online California consumer privacy law and June 28th 2018 will go down in history as a monumental day for consumer rights.

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Boycott Sherwin-Williams Paint!

New campaign urges paint maker to Get The Lead Out
 
UPDATE: 6/28/18 5 PM The Boycott worked! Sherwin Williams and Con Agra pulled their ballot measure from the November ballot. Congrats to all.
 
Paint maker Sherwin Williams has decided to go to the California ballot with a deceptive ballot initiative to erase its liability to the public for poisoning families with lead in its paint. We have decided to boycott Sherwin Williams paint stores.

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Is Racism Really Behind Top State Toxicologist's Conclusion That Poisoned Communities Are Safe?

Late Friday night, as Barbara Lee, Director of the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), was releasing yet another batch of racist, derogatory, disrespectful, sexist or otherwise insulting emails written by staffers about their own colleagues or the communities they regulate, environmental attorney Anthony Patchett was preparing a missive of his own.

Agency Toxicologist Needs Racist Mouth Washed Out With Soap

In California, low-income minorities overwhelmingly live in the most polluted communities in the state. You would think that the agency mandated to protect them from toxic harm would be sensitive and respectful to these populations, making every effort to apply environmental laws and regulations equally to all. But you would be wrong if you are talking about the scientists tasked with determining whether toxic cleanups are needed.
 

Capitol Watchdog: Meetings to Watch This Week

In this week's meeting, from Nov. 16 - 20, the state's insurance department will be hearing a dispute over a rate increase by State Farm that Consumer Watchdog believes is unfair and overcharging customers by more than $200 million. In addition, the Public Utilities Commission was expected to decide if the Southern California Edison should be financially penalized over alleged improper communications tied to the San Onofre Nuclear power plant decommissioning. 

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