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10/29/2001
Ratepayer Revolt
BAILOUT WATCH: Keeping an eye on the energy industry and the politicians Bailout Watch #86 -- Commentary by Harvey Rosenfield - Oct 29, 2001 Taxation Without Representation Not one state agency or state official is representing the interests of ratepayers or taxpayers in the litigation over the $4.5 billion rate hike to bail out S. California...
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10/24/2001
Ratepayer Revolt
BAILOUT WATCH: Keeping an eye on the energy industry and the politicians Bailout Watch #85 - Oct 24, 2001 Edison rolling in $$$. In the third quarter of this year, Southern California Edison, which is set to receive a $4.9 billion bailout courtesy of the Davis PUC unless we stop it in court, saw its profits rise nearly 280% over the same period...
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10/15/2001
Ratepayer Revolt
BAILOUT WATCH: Keeping an eye on the energy industry and the politicians Bailout Watch #84 - Oct 15, 2001 Riding the bailout escalator. First it was $2.5 billion, then it rose to $3 billion, then even higher to $3.3 billion and now, according to a Sacramento Bee report, the Edison bailout will actually cost Southern California ratepayers $4.9...
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10/5/2001
Ratepayer Revolt
BAILOUT WATCH: Keeping an eye on the energy industry and the politicians Bailout Watch #83 - Oct 05, 2001 Federal Court Approves Bailout With No Hearing. At 9:30 this morning, U.S. District Court Judge Lew approved Tuesday's secretly negotiated Edison-PUC deal without even hearing arguments against the deal, which violates numerous state laws....
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10/4/2001
Ratepayer Revolt
BAILOUT WATCH: Keeping an eye on the energy industry and the politicians Bailout Watch #82 - Oct 04, 2001 BETRAYED Residential and small business customers to pay massive Edison bailout. On Tuesday, the Cal. PUC, controlled by Gov. Davis, announced a secret agreement with SoCal Edison that will force consumers to bail out Edison to the tune of $3...
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10/1/2001
Ratepayer Revolt
BAILOUT WATCH: Keeping an eye on the energy industry and the politicians Bailout Watch #81 - Oct 01, 2001 A New Low for Edison. In the days after the attacks on New York and Washington, Edison's ruthless lobbying for the bailout continued undiminished. Not for a moment did the company pause in its quest to make us pay for its mistakes. But now...
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9/21/2001
Ratepayer Revolt
BAILOUT WATCH: Keeping an eye on the energy industry and the politicians Bailout Watch #80 - Sep 21, 2001 PG&E to California: We're above the law. The Pacific Gas & Electric Company, which put itself into Chapter 11 U.S. Bankruptcy protection in April, filed a proposal Thursday to reorganize its company and pay off its creditors. One...
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9/17/2001
Ratepayer Revolt
BAILOUT WATCH: Keeping an eye on the energy industry and the politicians Bailout Watch #79 - Sep 17, 2001 BAILOUT BLOCKED Edison's nine-month campaign to force ratepayers to pay over $6 billion for its deregulation losses came to an end at 12:39 am Saturday morning. As exhausted "Bailout Watchdogs" looked on, the California Senate...
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9/15/2001
Ratepayer Revolt
BAILOUT WATCH: Keeping an eye on the energy industry and the politicians SPECIAL BAILOUT BULLETIN! - WE WIN! Ratepayers Avert Multi-Billion $ Edison Bailout! - Sep 15, 2001 No Dice for Edison Bailout The California Senate put an end to a multi-million dollar, nine-month campaign by Southern California Edison to force ratepayers to pay off its...
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9/13/2001
Ratepayer Revolt
BAILOUT WATCH: Keeping an eye on the energy industry and the politicians Bailout Watch #78 - Sep 13, 2001 SPECIAL SACRAMENTO LOBBYING EDITION Tweaked, Morphed, Hijacked, Gutted - A Day (Second to Last) in the Life of the Edison Bailout Bill. Edison bailout bill SB 78 XX is being tweaked and morphed by pro-industry Senators in closed-door, late-...