On March 23, 2017, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) awarded $156,000 in intervenor compensation to the Read more →

The Aliso Canyon underground natural gas storage facility, operated by Southern California Gas Company (“SoCalGas”), has garnered national attention as a result of Read more →

On February 5, 2014, the First District Court of Appeal issued a clear directive to the California Public Utilities Commission (“CPUC”) and the parties coming before it: uncorroborated hearsay evidence does not qualify as the “substantial evidence” required to support a disputed finding of fact. The Utility Reform Network v. Public Utilities Commission (“TURN II”), __ Cal. App. 4th__, annulled a CPUC decision Read more →

In a stunning conclusion to six years of litigation, Goodin MacBride secured an unprecedented victory for the City of Chino Hills when the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) voted 3-2 on July 11th to grant Chino Hills’ Petition for Modification and require Read more →

On May 20, 2013, the United States Supreme Court held that an administrative agency’s construction of a statute related to its own jurisdiction is entitled to deference under Chevron U.S.A. Inc. v. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., 467 U.S. 837 (1984) (“Chevron”). City of Arlington v. Federal Communications Commission, 569 U.S. ___ (2013) (“Arlington”). Read more →