Wednesday, June 16, 2010

PG&E - No More Political campaigns

Now here's a good use of tax paper money - thanks Senator Mark Leno!

 Bill prohibits PG&E from using ratepayer $$ for future political campaigns.  Not only did PG&E lose their $46-million-dollar battle for the passage of Proposition 16, they may never be allowed to fund a political campaign like that again. State Senator Mark Leno (D-SF, SR) has just introduced legislation aimed at prohibiting the public utility from ever using ratepayer money to finance future political campaigns. (PG&E would be allowed to continue to participate in political campaigns, just not using ratepayer funds.)

"PG&E launched a dangerous and misleading political campaign--with ratepayer funds, that had only one goal, to preserve the corporation's monopoly," said Senator Leno, "The state's largest electrical and gas company should not be able to use ratepayer-generated profits to write special rules into the state constitution protecting it from competition."Leno was a vocal supporter of Marin's alternative energy provider, Marin Clean Energy (MCE) which prompted Proposition 16. (Leno is pictured above at MCE's launch.) Leno's bill will heard in committees in the upcoming weeks. From  fwix following politics - posted on More Marin.

Posted by Kathy Meeh

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