Category Archives: CFC in the News

CFC’s response to Confirmation of Rachelle Chong

The Consumer Federation of California opposed Commissioner Chong’s confirmation to the Public Utilities Commission, based on her disregard for consumer interests during her first year as a Commissioner. With today’s confirmation, we want to set our differences aside. Read More ›

Consumer groups urge rejection of governor’s PUC appointment

by STEVE LAWRENCE, Bakersfield Californian

The Consumer Federation of California, The Utility Reform Network and other groups said Commissioner Rachelle Chong’s views were too close to those of the companies she is supposed to regulate. Read More ›

Rachelle Chong Comes Under Stinging Attack from Consumer Groups

by Frank D. Russo, California Progress Report

At least five major consumer groups have sent highly critical letters to the Senate Rules Committee and California State Senate President pro Tem Don Perata against the confirmation of Rachelle Chong to a full term on the state’s powerful Public Utilities Commission. Read More ›

Panel considers lifting plastic pipe restrictions

by JIM MILLER , The Press Enterprise

A state environmental review of the pipe, known as CPVC, is almost complete. Next month, the state building standards commission is scheduled to consider lifting all CVPC restrictions from the 2007 plumbing code. Read More ›

Opponents of plastic pipes win battle in a long war

by Katherine Conrad, San Jose Mercury News

A coalition fighting against plastic pipes in residential plumbing won a partial victory when the state agreed to keep its restrictions against several types of the controversial material. Read More ›

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