Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Lawmakers Question Utility Regulators over Cozyness with Utility Companies

State lawmakers are asking what the California Public Utilities Commission is doing to rein in back-channel communications with the utilities they regulate. The issue of behind-the-scene e-mails between regulators and utility companies has raised questions about whether there’s an inappropriately cozy relations between utility companies and the officials who are supposed to oversee them. Christopher Martinez reports from Sacramento.