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News Story
8/9/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
Do regulators in California have your back when utilities or industries run amok, or when there’s a threat to public health in your neighborhood? We’d all like to think so, but there’s a long history of coziness between regulators, industry titans and politicians. So you’d have to be a hopeless optimist, or a very trusting...
News Story
4/27/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
Let the sunshine in on PUC’s San Onofre deal The California Public Utilities Commission votes Thursday on releasing vital records showing whether the government secretly helped Southern California Edison stick ratepayers with 70 percent of a $4.7 billion bill for the flawed San Onofre nuclear power plant. Former PUC President Michael Peevey...
News Story
4/26/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
The day after then-Sen. Barbara Boxer called on the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate Southern California Edison’s handling of the San Onofre nuclear plant, utility executive Michael Hoover sent an urgent email to another company official. “We have a small window of opportunity to work with parties to implement a shutdown in...
News Release
9/1/2016
Posted by Liza Tucker
Santa Monica, CA -- Yesterday, as a state court ruled Governor Brown’s emails in a utility scandal could not be made public because the Superior Court had no jurisdiction, Brown reneged on an agreement made this summer to create such court review.  AB 2903 and SB 1017 mysteriously died on the last night of session with objections from...
News Story
9/1/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Governor's office notes that two other PUC measures passed Advocates hoping for reform at the California Public Utilities Commission were disappointed twice this week, as an overhaul bill died in the legislature and a court ruling allowed certain emails regarding the agency’s response to the San Onofre failure to remain secret. Lawmakers...
News Story
6/28/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
SACRAMENTO >> Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday he has reached a deal with lawmakers on proposed legislation to improve transparency and make other reforms at the embattled California Public Utilities Commission. The proposal comes nearly eight months after the Democratic governor vetoed six bills looking to crack down on the commission,...
News Story
6/27/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Brown, lawmakers reach pact on transparency, accountability Gov. Jerry Brown has agreed to significant reforms at the California Public Utilities Commission, which has been under criminal investigation over the shuttered San Onofre nuclear power plant and finds itself in the middle of several other controversies. The deal was announced Monday by...
News Story
6/27/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
In a bid to end back-room deals between utility companies and their state regulators, Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders proposed a sweeping overhaul of the California Public Utilities Commission on Monday, tightening ethics rules and handing some of its powers to other agencies. The commission’s leaders would need to report in public...
News Story
10/21/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Utilities commission says call was appropriate, critics say regulator is compromised As criticism mounted last year of a settlement deal that billed utility customers for 70 percent of the $4.7 billion cost of failure at the San Onofre nuclear plant, the state judge assigned to the case reached out to plant owner Southern California Edison. The...
Video
8/13/2013
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
The nuclear power plant in San Onofre was prematurely shut down after replacement generators proved faulty and caused major problems to fix. Edison investors say the decommissioning of the plant will result in a more than $1 billions loss. Patrick Healy reports from Rosemead for the NBC4 News at 6 p.m. on Aug. 13, 2013.