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 →

Regulatory Goodin MacBride attorneys persuaded the Supreme Court of California to set aside two decisions Read more →

Goodin, MacBride, Squeri, Day & Lamprey is pleased to welcome Luisa F. Elkins to its public utility regulation practice group. Ms. Elkins is joining the firm from the California Public Utilities Commission’s Legal Division where she represented the Office of Ratepayer Advocates and advised Commission staff and decision-makers on various issues related to energy procurement.
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Goodin MacBride attorneys recently successfully persuaded the California Court of Appeal to annul a California Public Utilities Commission decision that approved Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s proposed acquisition of a large Read more →

In our first post regarding SB 1161, which would prohibit, subject to certain exceptions, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and other state and local agencies from regulating VoIP and other IP-enabled services, we offered some insights and historical background regarding the status of the CPUC’s jurisdiction over those services under California law. As we explained in that post, our view is that, as a matter of California law, providers of VoIP and other IP-enabled telecommunications providers are probably subject to, or potentially subject to, regulation by the CPUC as public utility telephone corporations. We did not address, however, the extent to which the CPUC’s authority may have been expressly preempted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in its 2004 Minnesota Vonage Preemption Order. We will take a look at that issue, now. Read more →