PG&E Ballot Measure In Calif. Anti-Competitive: Utilities

Law360, New York (March 19, 2010, 12:07 PM EDT) -- A group of locally owned public utilities in California is seeking to invalidate a proposition on an upcoming statewide ballot, claiming it would allow Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to monopolize the state's energy markets.

The group — which includes public utilities in San Francisco, Sacramento and the San Joaquin Valley — filed a petition Thursday in the Superior Court for the State of California, seeking to compel the California secretary of state to disqualify Proposition 16 from a June 8 ballot.

Although PG&E has spent...
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