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PG&E email hints at improper contacts with PUC's Mike Florio
PG&E email hints at improper contacts with PUC's Mike Florio

An ongoing scandal continues to unfold over what critics contend is an overly chummy relationship between electricity and natural gas companies and state utility regulators. A controversial new email has emerged that hints at improper contacts between Public Utilities Commissioner Mike Florio and the state's biggest power utility, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. In a Jan. 14 electronic memo to two company executives, then-Vice President Brian Cherry summarized his communications with Florio concerning which commissioner and administrative law judge would handle a natural gas rate-setting case. According to Cherry, Florio said he was too busy to be the presiding commissioner but...

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