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News Story
9/13/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
The late-session plan to restructure management of the California power grid skidded to a halt Wednesday in the wake of growing opposition from interest groups and a spate of negative publicity. While lobbyists and advocacy groups spent much of the week pressing for passage or defeat of the proposal long-backed by Gov. Jerry Brown, the lawmaker...
News Release
9/12/2017
Posted by Liza Tucker
Santa Monica, CA — Governor Brown’s former cabinet secretary, and former executive for Pacific Gas & Electric, Dana Williamson, is said to be lobbying in the state Capitol to ramrod through reauthorization of a regional trading market for electricity that set up the state’s disastrous energy crisis two decades ago, according...
News Release
9/11/2017
Posted by Jamie Court
Sacramento, CA – Consumer Watchdog today wrote the California Senate that a proposal backed by Governor Brown for a regional electricity market would allow Donald Trump’s appointees to invalidate California ratepayer and environmental protection laws. The last-minute legislation has the backing of some of the same corporate...
News Story
8/27/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
The California Senate Rules Committee voted 3 to 0 on August 23 to confirm Governor Jerry Brown’s nomination of Clifford Rechtschaffen and Martha Guzman Aceves as commissioners on the California Public Utilities Commission, but Senate leaders said the two have serious questions to answer before the confirmation is put to...
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8/25/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
Porter Ranch residents are up in arms over possible appointment of PUC commissioner Cliff Rechtschaffen.
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8/24/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
Porter Ranch residents affected by the Aliso Canyon natural gas leak demand answers from Rechtschaffen during his PUC confirmation hearing at the State Senate.
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8/24/2017
Posted by Connor
Cliff Rechtschaffen faced an uphill battle during his confirmation hearing when Porter Ranch residents voiced their opposition after his handling of the Aliso Canyon methane gas leak.
News Release
8/23/2017
Posted by Carmen Balber
Sacramento, CA --  Public interest groups are urging the California Senate Rules Committee to demand answers about oil and gas well safety breaches from Governor Brown’s top oil and gas aide and to not confirm him to the Public Utilities Commission without them. The groups called upon Senate leader Kevin de Leon and the Committee not to...
News Story
8/23/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California Senate panel gave narrow approval Wednesday to Gov. Jerry Brown's two recent appointees to a powerful utilities commission after imploring them to restore public trust in an agency that's been damaged by scandals and environmental disasters, including the largest-known methane gas leak in U.S....
News Story
8/21/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
The recent reopening of the Aliso Canyon natural gas reserve, source of the largest methane leak in U.S. history, should remind state lawmakers that regulation is as worthy of their focus as legislation. A confirmation hearing on Wednesday for Gov. Jerry Brown’s top aide on oil and gas to the Public Utilities Commission gives the state...