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AT&T Wields Enormous Power in Sacramento

Does your legislator golf with AT&T at Pebble Beach? SACRAMENTO—As the sun set behind Monterey Bay on a cool night last year, dozens of the state’s top lawmakers and lobbyists

Consumer Groups Fear Deregulation of CA Phone Service

AT&T loves its profitable customers but not those who depend on them the most. As younger generations turn to cellphones and telecommunications firms push Internet-based voice service, traditional copper-wire land

State Senate Backs Deregulation of Internet Phone Service

Is Senate Utilities Committee in AT&T’s pocket? SACRAMENTO—An industry-backed bill that would preempt state agencies from regulating Internet-enabled voice and data transmissions won unanimous approval from a state Senate committee

Assemblyman Jerry Hill wants to limit PG&E profit

Are PG&E’s profits too high? Do fish swim? Pacific Gas & Electric stands to profit billions from ratepayers by upgrading its aging gas pipelines, according to Assemblyman Jerry Hill, D-San

Hundreds at Protest SDG&E Plan To Recoup Fire Costs

Consumers don’t want to pay for SDG&E’s negligence Outcry erupted as hundreds gathered to tell representatives of the state Public Utilities Commission on Thursday what they think of San Diego

PG&E Looks to Appeal Oakley Power Plant Court Ruling

PG&E just can’t take NO for an answer Pacific Gas and Electric Co. has resubmitted its application with the state’s Public Utilities Commission seeking approval of a natural gas-fired power

KCBS In Depth: Gas Pipeline Safety

Hear TURN ED Mark Toney talk about the consumer approach to pipeline safety SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)—The San Bruno pipeline explosion in 2010 brought the issue of safety to the forefront,

An End to Phones in Every Home?

AT&T lobbyists destroying universal service obligations across the US- will California be next? The guarantee of landline telephone service at almost any address, a legal right many Americans may not