Jerry Brown

How Deep Will CA Attorney General Dig Into PUC Scandal?

Gov. Jerry Brown must release all his emails connected to the Public Utilities Commission's San Onofre Nuclear power plant scandal. Otherwise, Attorney General Kamala Harris needs to dig deeper to see if he was involved in negotiating a horrendous settlement to the detriment of ratepayers.
 

Taking the Public Out of the Public Utilities Commission

We know about Governor Jerry Brown's utility friends and the top staffers he handpicked from their ranks. We know about his protection of the secretive Public Utilities Commission (PUC) by vetoing reform bills. We know about the PUC’s protection of Brown himself in refusing to release more than 60 emails that might link him to the commission’s utility-brokered deal to put billions  on the backs of ratepayers to shut down a defective nuclear power plant.  
 

Can They Smell The Gas In Paris?

Over in Paris, other countries think California and its leader, Governor Jerry Brown, have it nailed on stopping climate change. Earlier this year, in Sacramento, Chistiana Figueres, the top United Nations official on the climate talks, put it like this: “The world is committed, but they don’t know how. California has figured out how.”

Not All Solar Power Is Equal: Sacramento Sticks It To The Homeowners

As Governor Brown and legislative leaders try to spur climate change reforms worldwide in Paris, the Los Angeles Times’ energy reporter Ivan Penn uncovered how the statehouse’s climate reform stuck it to rooftop solar power homeowners in favor of the big utilities. 
 
The cautionary tale for Paris reformers is cleaner energy needs also to be cheaper energy and ratepayers shouldn’t be taken for a ride in the process or it will undermine the movement to curb global warming.

CA Head of Oil and Gas Division Resigning; Clueless About Brown Mapgate

The head of the state's oil and gas oversight agency is leaving, and he still doesn't understand why Gov. Jerry Brown shouldn't have used state workers for private business. 

Oil & Gas Supervisor Steve Bohlen at California’s Division of Oil, Gas & Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) is resigning and returning to the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Review Panel Aims at Top Toxics Regulator, Let's Hope It Doesn't Miss

Courtesy of Gov. Jerry Brown and Senate pro Tem Kevin de Leon, California's top toxics regulator now has an independent review panel. It meets tomorrow for the first time. This panel is critically important to reform of the scandal-plagued Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC). It's got one good shot at changing the department's culture--and that is what it is going to take to make this department worthy of its name.
 

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