Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Lockyer files new suits against Sempra

California Attorney General Bill Locker has filed new lawsuits against Sempra.

In another case stemming from the energy crisis, the state sued Sempra Energy again Monday, this time accusing the San Diego company of misleading regulators regarding a natural gas deal in Mexico.

The lawsuit says Sempra wound up temporarily curtailing service to big industrial customers in Southern California, including some gas-fired power plants, to ensure deliveries to Mexico. The Southern California plants had to switch temporarily to oil, resulting in more expensive electricity and dirtier air, the suit says.

Maybe Bill wants an entire UC Campus named after him!