After stepping down over accusations of shady dealings, former California Public Utilities Commission president Michael Peevey was the guest of honor at a fancy dinner in San Francisco Thursday night.
Embattled Ex-CPUC Chief Michael Peevey To Be Honored For ‘Lifetime Of Service’ At San Francisco Dinner
Amid accusations of being too cozy with the power companies he regulated, former California Public Utilities Commission president Michael Peevey will be the guest of honor at a dinner in San Francisco on Thursday.
The California Public Utilities Commission Friday released roughly 65,000 email messages exchanged between PG&E Co. and agency officials between 2010 and 2014 as ordered because of a “judge shopping” scandal with PG&E, CPUC officials said.
The embattled president mentioned a long list of accomplishments during his tenure, but failed to address the San Bruno pipeline explosion and backdoor dealings with PG&E.
PG&E has asked the California Public Utilities Commission to allow it to raise natural gas rates by $1 billion over three years, but a ratepayer’s advocacy group is trying to prevent them from doing so.
California Attorney General Kamala Harris has opened an investigation into the state public utilities commission.
CPUC President Peevey Won’t Seek Reappointment At End Of Term Amid Flap Over Inappropriate PG&E Emails
California Public Utilities Commission President Michael Peevey announced Thursday that he will not seek reappointment to a new term amid criticism over inappropriate email exchanges between CPUC and PG&E over regulatory proceedings.
State Senator Jerry Hill said Thursday he would ask the Legislature to remove Michael Peevey from the California Public Utilities Commission because the regulatory agency has been too lax in its oversight of Pacific Gas and Electric.
Three years after the deadly gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno that killed eight people and destroyed 38 homes, the city’s mayor is still not satisfied that an incident like the one that devastated his city couldn’t happen again.
Survivors of the 2010 deadly pipeline explosion in San Bruno are asking Gov. Jerry Brown to replace the president of the California Public Utilities Commission.