CPUC Chief Peevey to Step Down

By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, Oct. 16, 2014 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) longtime CPUC president Michael Peevey has announced plans to step down under the shadow of several probes into communications associated with the 2010 San Bruno gas line explosion that killed eight people.

The announcement follows an investigation scrutinizing the CPUC and its ties to PG&E associated with the 2010 explosion were uncovered through media reports and public disclosures by PG&E. Investigations are now underway by the U.S. Attorney and the California Attorney General.

Prior to Peevey’s announcement that he would step down at the end of the year, Senator Jerry Hill announced his intent to pursue legislation to remove Peevey from the position and move forward with agency reforms.

The revelations have resulted in Peevey recusing himself from some key decisions regarding PG&E applications. Additionally, Commissioner Michael Florio, who was also party to some of the allegedly inappropriate communications, followed course and recused himself to avoid further issues.

Stay tuned for more information.

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