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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...
State-Funded Report Backing Return To Electricity Deregulation’s Western Grid Concept Was Written By Utility Consultant And Sacrifices Ratepayers For Investors
CONTACT Liza Tucker, Jamie Court & Cody Rosenfield
Santa Monica, CA -- A report released today by California’s electric grid manager, the California Independent System Operator, supports utilizing a 1999 California law from the electricity deregulation era to create a Western grid. Consumer Watchdog warned it would once again commoditize electricity, divorce the costs of generation...
PUC Papers Site Reveals 100,000 Plus Internal Emails and Documents That Shine Light On Utilities Corruption Ring During Governor Brown Era
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Santa Monica, CA -- Consumer Watchdog has launched the first searchable website with hundreds of thousands of emails and other files uncovered from corruption scandals at the California Public Utilities Commission during Governor Jerry Brown's Administration. www.PUCpapers.org allows the public, journalists, advocates, litigators,...
by Jamie Court
California public officals are not allowed to participate in decisions in their public office when they have an financial interest in the outcome. Evidence uncovered in wake of the PUC public corruption scandal fingers Governor's Brown top aide, Nancy McFadden, for doing just that. Emails between former PUC president Michael Peevey and...
Consumer Watchdog Argues Against PG&E Proposal to Monopolize Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Central and Northern CA at Ratepayer Expense
CONTACT Liza Tucker
Santa Monica, CA—Consumer Watchdog has petitioned the California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to reject a PG&E proposal to monopolize electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure on grounds that it will raise costs for ratepayers while stifling innovation. PG&E has proposed to charge ratepayers to install 25,100 EV charging...