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Consumer Group Gives California Insurance Commissioner to Month’s End for Contributions Records

By Staff Writers, INSURANCE JOURNAL

July 18, 2019

https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2019/07/18/532770.htm

A watchdog group has given California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara until July 31 to produce public records related to meetings with insurance industry representatives who reportedly gave him $54,300 in campaign contributions.

California Insurance Commissioner Won’t Disclose Calendars After Accepting Industry Donations

By Hannah Wiley, SACRAMENTO BEE

July 18, 2019

https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article23…

An advocacy group is demanding that California’s insurance commissioner release records about his business meetings following a report that he accepted tens of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from insurance leaders and their spouses.

Chevron's Huge Kern County Spill Endangers Valley Residents, Highlights Agency's Capture

By Dan Bacher, INDYBAY

July 18, 2019

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/07/18/18824825.php

“We have lost all faith in the ability of DOGGR to do its job of protecting Californians, and we call on the Governor to completely reform this corporate-captured agency,” said Linda Hutchins-Knowles, California Senior Organizer for Mothers Out Front. “Regulators should not be allowed to own stock in the very industry they’re supposed to regulate."

Governor Newsom Orders Firing Of Top Oil Regulator After Fracking Increases By 103%

By Dan Bacher, INDYBAY.ORG

July 13, 2019

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/07/13/18824655.php

The announcement of Ken Harris' firing came several hours after two watchdog groups, Consumer Watchdog and the FracTracker Allliance, released a report revealing that eight DOGGR officials own stock in corporations they are responsible for regulating.