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Advocates seek to kill deal that sticks ratepayers with San Onofre costs
Advocates seek to kill deal that sticks ratepayers with San Onofre costs

Consumer advocates, outraged by a secret negotiation in Poland over the $5-billion cost of closing the San Onofre nuclear power plant, are asking the California Public Utilities Commission to reconsider a deal that sticks utility customers with the bulk of the bill. The groups demanded Friday that Southern California Edison Co. return at least $650 million to customers. The financial penalty, they said, should be a punishment for holding backroom talks with former PUC President Michael Peevey during a 2013 energy conference in Warsaw. Southern California Edison defended the current settlement, calling it "fair and reasonable." The PUC had no comment. In separate statements,...

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