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“Unbelievable”: federal prosecutors abruptly drop fines 99% at PG&E trial

From the San Jose Mercury PG&E trial: Prosecution unexpectedly drops maximum potential penalty to $6 million By George Avalos, gavalos@bayareanewsgroup.com August 3, 2016 See related stories below. PG&E will no longer face more than $500 million in fines if it … 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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More email revelations: JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank, Citigroup, BoA, and UBS oppose CPUC reform, want continued “supportive” agency

Reform of utility regulatory agencies is presently impossible. Public outcry is essential, and by and large, the public doesn’t care. Secondly, regulatory commissions in the United States are industry-facing, together with their parent organization the National Association of Regulatory Utility … Continue reading

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California ballot initiative would eliminate investor-owned utilities, establish statewide public utility

From Utility Dive Herman K. Trabish November 3, 2015 Dive Brief: The California Secretary of State last week approved a ballot proposal for signature gathering that would replace the state’s three investor-owned utilities with a single, statewide public power district, … 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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PG&E had 29 safety violations at Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant in 2014

From Mothers for Peace: Region IV of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission held the 2014 annual assessment meeting for Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant on June 24, 2015. 29 “gaps in excellence” in 2014 Statement by Jill ZamEk, Board Member of … Continue reading

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Smart Meters are a known fire hazard — new evidence revealed by electrical workers union

In a proceeding before the National Labor Relations Board, evidence was submitted that Smart Meter fires, burned Smart Meters, burned meter sockets, and malfunctioning Smart Meters are regularly occurring and are known to Oncor and CenterPoint, two Texas utility companies. The … Continue reading

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