PG&E's stealth initiative gets some press


By Tim Redmond

Pacific Gas and Electric Co's $3 million ballot-box attack on public power is starting to get some press attention. The L.A. Times today has a nice story by Michael Hiltzik that points out the essential lie:

What are the chances that PG&E ginned up this innocuous-sounding initiative, shrouding its own involvement behind a scrim of public relations and law firms, largely to preserve its monopoly against competition from public power agencies? I'd say 100%.

It's going to take a huge amount of effort to defeat this thing, but at least (some of) the media is starting to notice.