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District Attorney Establishes Hotline To Help Protect Consumers From COVID-19 Test Price Gouging

District Attorney Establishes Hotline To Help Protect Consumers From COVID-19 Test Price Gouging

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced Tuesday that his office has established a new electronic hotline to help protect Ventura County residents against price gouging of at-home COVID-19 test kits. The hotline is in response to an executive order issued by Governor Newsom on January 8, 2022. The Executive Order protects California consumers by generally […]

‘Unacceptable’: Energy Firm Agrees To Pay $43 Million Over Gulf Of Mexico Spill

‘Unacceptable’: Energy Firm Agrees To Pay $43 Million Over Gulf Of Mexico Spill

Thomas Catenacci The energy company responsible for the 2004 Gulf of Mexico oil spill agreed to turn over all of its remaining assets under a consent decree. Taylor Energy Company will pay $43 million in civil penalties and transfer its $432 million trust fund that was dedicated to cleaning the spill, the Department of Justice announced Wednesday. […]

Ventura, CA | Lemon Packing Facility Settles Case For Unlawful Release Of Air Contaminant

Ventura, CA | Lemon Packing Facility Settles Case For Unlawful Release Of Air Contaminant

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Saticoy Lemon Association (the Association), which operates a lemon-packing facility in Santa Paula, entered a settlement following its unreported release of the air contaminant sodium hypochlorite. On February 8, 2019, a malfunction of fruit washing equipment at the Association’s facility triggered the release of commercial grade […]