Jeff McDonald

By Jeff McDonald | July 17, 2015

The chairman of the Assembly committee that oversees the California Public Utilities Commission has given the agency until the end of this month to secure and turn over certain emails and other documents from Southern California Edison.

Chairman Anthony Rendon, D-Lakewood, is asking Commission President Michael Picker to use his authority to demand that Edison provide internal and external emails about the failed San Onofre nuclear plant north of Oceanside. His letter this past week was his third since March.

“It has been nearly four months since the committee’s initial request for emails,” wrote Rendon, who chairs the Assembly Committee on Utilities and Commerce. “Given this delay, I am writing to ask you to produce the requested emails by July 31, 2015.”

The agency did not immediately respond to the request.

The oversight committee’s initial request asked Picker to solicit from Edison “all internal and external emails” related to the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, the investigation of why it shut down in 2012 and the settlement agreement that charges ratepayers $3.3 billion of the $4.7 billion in premature shutdown costs.

Rendon asked that the records be secured from Edison and provided to the committee “without delay.”

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