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San Diego Electricity Customers Sound Off on San Onofre Shutdown Costs The thirty-year-old nuclear power plant near San Clemente went off-line permanently in July following small radiation leaks.  Estimated closing and decommission costs: $4.1 billion.  Disputing who should pay what costs and why: Southern California Edison, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Riverside municipal utility, San Diego Gas & Electric, consumer advocates TURN and the California Public Interest Research Group, the California Public Utilities Commission, and the public, seven months after the CPUC proposed allowing SDG&E to raise customer rates 7.7%

State senate and assembly bills sponsored by AT&T, TracFone, and Comcast vetoed - victory powered by a history-making diverse coalition of California grassroots, statewide and national organizations, and CPUC commissioner Catherine Sandoval.

More links to utility news, op-eds & toenvironmental, energy, telecom & related issues.

Originally posted to California politics on Thu Oct 17, 2013 at 03:40 PM PDT.

Also republished by SFKossacks, Los Angeles Kossacks, Kitchen Table Kibitzing, Southern California Inland Empire Kossacks, Central Valley Kossacks, and San Diego Kossacks.

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