By Ian Masters, BACKGROUND BRIEFING
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Then with consumers in California paying twice as much per gallon as the rest of the country because refineries are producing less without explaining why, we look into what Governor Newsom is describing as extortion with the five refiners ripping off the public while making more money for delivering less product.
Joining us is Jamie Court, the president of Consumer Watchdog, a consumer group that has been fighting corrupt corporations and crooked politicians since 1985. He has led dozens of major political campaigns to reform insurers, banks, technology companies, oil companies, utilities and political practices and Capitol Weekly named him to its “Top 100” list of unelected movers and shakers in California politics. His latest book is The Progressive’s Guide To Raising Hell: How To Win Grassroots Campaigns, Pass Ballot Box Laws And Get The Change You Voted For.