Drivers are experiencing the 'Golden State Gouge' as gas prices soar in California. Consumer Watchdog explains that a small number of refiners control the supply of the whole state and use their ability to manipulate prices to up profits at the expense of Californians.
An audit by Consumer Watchdog shows stores that are supposed to take back recyclable bottles and provide a redemption are not doing so. These stores are impeding consumer access and denying their right to this redemption program.
Consumer Watchdog report shows 66% of grocery stores surveyed refused to recycle. Stores listed by CalRecycle as required to accept bottles and provide bottle deposits refused to do so even when clearly posted signs said they accept recyclables.
Consumer Watchdog says insurance companies charging people more for their car insurance based on their profession and level of education is an unfair and discriminatory practice. "We should be charged, in California, based on how we drive, on how long we've driven, how safe we are as a driver not based on whether we are a waitress or a doctor," says Consumer Watchdog President Jaime Court.