Relations with utilities too cozy; legislator calls for Peevey firing
A report, due to be released today (April 17), blasts the California Public Utilities Commission for its "anti-safety" attitude and "resistance to challenging utilities," according to the Sacramento Bee, to which the report was leaked. The report blames a workplace culture that gives regulated utilities too much "access to the [CPUC] building, documents and personnel," says the Bee. The report was done for the CPUC. As a result of the study, according to Bay Area NBC, California Sen. Jerry Hill has asked Gov. Brown to remove CPUC President Michael Peevey, who has held the post since 2002. According to the report, the CPUC under Peevey has "an overly cozy relationship with regulated utilities," says NBC.