Report Richardson Misled Congress Is False

Senate Energy Committee Chairman Frank Murkowski (R-AK) onMonday cleared Energy Secretary in-waiting Bill Richardson ofallegations that he may have misled Congress when testifying duringhis confirmation hearing last month about a job offer he made toformer White House intern Monica S. Lewinsky.

August 19, 1998

Senate Confirms Richardson to Head DOE

A last-minute concession by the White House on nuclear-wastestorage cleared the way for the Senate on Friday to confirm byunanimous consent Bill Richardson, currently the U.S. ambassador tothe United Nations, as the next secretary of the Department ofEnergy (DOE).

August 3, 1998

TU’s Bid for Energy Group Cleared

Texas Utilities’ Offer for The Energy Group will not be referredto the United Kingdom’s Monopolies and Mergers Commission. TheEnergy Group noted the waiver and said it will advise shareholdersas soon as possible on what they should do regarding the offersfrom PacifiCorp and Texas Utilities.

April 20, 1998

DOJ Clears Enova-Pacific Enterprises Merger

The proposed merger of Pacific Enterprises and Enova Corp. wascleared by the U.S. Department of Justice following a settlementagreement that calls for the merged company to divest itsgeneration assets and seek additional DOJ approval of any purchasesof existing power plants exceeding 500 MW of capacity inCalifornia. It calls for Enova to follow through on its previouslyannounced auction of San Diego Gas & Electric’s (Enova’sprimary electric utility subsidiary) two fossil-fuel power plants,located in Carlsbad and Chula Vista, CA. The agreement ends DOJ’sreview and clears the merger under the notification requirements ofthe Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvement Act.

March 10, 1998
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