California Public Utilities Commission

Will The Legislature Rise to the Ratepayer Challenge Of Reversing Era of Billions In Ripoffs?

On Sunday, the Los Angeles Times laid a challenge right at the door step of the California Legislature.  Ivan Penn's article about the billions ratepayers have overpaid for their electricity due to construction that has not proven useful to ratepayers cries out for a legislative fix to restore the doctrine of "used" and "usefulness" for new projects.
 

Is Kamala Harris Playing Both Sides of the Field?

A petition filed against the Coastal Commission to stop San Onofre nuclear waste from being burried in the sand shows how many conflicts Attorney General Kamala Harris has entangled her office in.

PGE Lobbyist Cherry Gets Immunity, Bad for Brown?

Pacific Gas and Electric executive Brian Cherry, whose prolific emailing exposed a corruption ring at the Public Utilities Commission,  has received immunity from the US government as it prosecutes its case against PG&E for obstruction of justice in the wake of the San Bruno gas explosion in 2010.
 

The People v. CPUC’s Michael Picker

The president of the California Public Utilities Commission secretly meets in a Warsaw hotel room with a Southern California Edison executive and eventually ratepayers wind up paying 70 percent of the $4.7 billion tab to shutter the defective San Onofre nuclear power plant. Does that president sound like Michael Peevey, now under criminal investigation for alleged ex-parte communications, obstruction of justice, and other transgressions?

Demanding a Public Probe Into Porter Ranch Blowout

The largest methane gas leak in California history began more than three months ago and has driven residents with nosebleeds, vomiting, rashes, and dizziness out of 5,000 homes. Shouldn't we know why, how and who caused the mess by now? 
 

#BrownOut Over Aliso? Sunlight for Moonbeam?

Porter Ranch

The rush of state officials to take on Southern California Gas at Porter Ranch, including the filing of criminal charges by Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey, brings the scandal over the largest methane leak in California history right to the doorstep of Gov. Brown.

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