The San Onofre nuclear power plant in San Clemente, shown in 2011, was shut down in 2013. A legal challenge to the Public Utilities Commission’s approval of a closure plan, allocating 70 percent of costs to ratepayers, includes a dispute over what role, if any, Gov. Jerry Brown played in the plan’s adoption.
The San Onofre nuclear power plant in San Clemente, shown in 2011, was shut down in 2013. A legal challenge to the Public Utilities Commission’s approval of a closure plan, allocating 70 percent of costs to ratepayers, includes a dispute over what role, if any, Gov. Jerry Brown played in the plan’s adoption. Lenny Ignelzi Associated Press file
The San Onofre nuclear power plant in San Clemente, shown in 2011, was shut down in 2013. A legal challenge to the Public Utilities Commission’s approval of a closure plan, allocating 70 percent of costs to ratepayers, includes a dispute over what role, if any, Gov. Jerry Brown played in the plan’s adoption. Lenny Ignelzi Associated Press file
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Dan Walters: Dispute with utilities panel involves friend of Brown

February 23, 2016 4:07 PM

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Dan Walters' column appears in dozens of California newspapers. He joined the Sacramento Union’s Capitol bureau in 1975 and in 1981 began writing the state’s only daily newspaper column devoted to California political, economic and social events. He and the column moved to The Sacramento Bee in 1984. Contact him at dwalters@sacbee.com or 916-321-1195. Twitter: @WaltersBee