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BREAKING: California governor vetoes SB 649 and small cell towers statewide

Governor Jerry Brown press release (last item) https://www.gov.ca.gov/news.php?id=20027 From the San Jose Mercury News October 16, 2017 http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/10/16/california-gov-jerry-brown-vetoes-bill-easing-permits-on-cell-phone-towers/ California: Gov. Jerry Brown vetoes bill easing permits on cell phone towers Gov. Jerry Brown late Sunday vetoed Senate Bill 649, which … Continue reading

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CPUC internal emails now in a searchable database for citizen activists to investigate

“This is the political equivalent of the citizen science project. What we’re hoping to do is give citizen activists the opportunity to explore and chart new constellations of corruption.” In total, the database contains more than 130,000 emails and other … Continue reading

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California lawmakers propose stripping power from CPUC

From KQED By Marisa Lagos February 3, 2016 A trio of lawmakers proposed the most far-reaching reform of the embattled California Public Utilities Commission to date, rolling out legislation Wednesday that would ask voters to strip the agency’s constitutional authority and … Continue reading

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Gov. Jerry Brown vetoes 50 CPUC reforms approved by the California legislature

“Californians pay for the broken culture of the CPUC every day – from higher utility bills to the devastation of safety failures,” said Assemblyman Anthony Rendon, D-Lakewood, who authored three of the bills. “My proposals, along with those of my Senate … Continue reading

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CPUC tries to establish sole jurisdiction over utilities in opt-out proceeding

The CPUC is attempting to establish a legal precedent that it has sole authority over utilities and the public in utility matters. California law clearly states that the CPUC shares authority with other entities in regulating the utilities, but the Proposed … Continue reading

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California governor’s top staff are PG&E executives

Why has Governor Jerry Brown refused to fire CPUC Chairman Michael Peevey, formerly President of Southern California Edison? The San Bruno explosion and ongoing investigations have brought many of the longstanding issues and internal problems at the CPUC into the open. The … Continue reading

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