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Oops,"No Blackouts This Summer," Edison, So Cal Gas Now Say!

The much awaited hearing in the Senate Utilities, Energy and Communications Committee this morning was largely a dud, but it offered some key admissions by the utilities and energy regulators.
 
Despite widespread warnings to the contrary, in the report issued by energy regulators and So Cal Gas that was the subject of the hearing, there will be no blackouts this summer due to Aliso's closure.  
 

Harris Lets Statute Of Limitations On San Onofre Lapse, Defends Brown

California Attorney General Kamala Harris had evidence in her hands that she could have used to bring former PUC President Michael Peevey, architect of the secret San Onofre deal, to justice. And she had plenty of time, three years, to file criminal charges before the statute of limitations ran out on obstruction of justice--the easiest charge to prove.

So Cal Gas Authored Aliso Blackout Report...But How Much?

Who wrote the report released by energy regulators this week that shocked Southern California with the notion that it could face 14 days of blackouts without Aliso Canyon's gas reserve? Southern California Gas. The very company with billions of dollars in reasons to keep the faulty and ancient reserve open.

Blackout Blackmail Part Deux?

A new report out from state energy regulators about Aliso Canyon smacks of the Blackout Blackmail Californians experienced at the turn of this century.

Did Kamala Harris Spike PUC Investigation To Help Her Democratic Friends?

Kamala Harris with PG&E Lobbyist Willie Brown

Why has CA Attorney General Kamala Harris issued search warrants for the offices of utilities and their regulators in a PUC corruption scandal and then not followed through? Could it be because she doesn't want to hurt powerful Democratic friends? That is what a KPBS investigative reporter is exploring.

PG&E's Gift That Keeps On Giving

A century ago, Governor Hiram Johnson declared that publicly-traded electric and gas utilities had taken over California state government.

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