The gas tax kicks in on July 1st in California and is expected to generate $50 billion for repairs to roads and infrastructure. Consumer Watchdog President argues that these repairs should be paid for by the excess profits of oil refiners that have been gouging Californians for decades.
Advanced safety features can actually drive premiums up. That's because when such cars do get in crashes, the repairs are more expensive — thanks to the suite of sensors and computers that make these features possible.
Friday's closing of the Santa Monica Community Recycling Center will reduce consumers' chances of getting their beverage container deposits back and increase litter on the city's streets and beaches, consumer advocates said this week.
Consumer Watchdog president Jamie Court called Wright’s departure “good news for consumers” in light of the allegations surrounding the settlement, but criticized Garcetti’s choice of a longtime DWP executive as a replacement.