Table: Short Circuits
Some of Edison's (EIX ) biggest lobbying victories have come back to haunt the company and its customers
Edison gets regulators to oppose new independent power plants. The result: power shortages and rolling blackouts.
Edison helps craft California's deregulation law. That ill-designed plan may well bankrupt the company.
Edison aggressively lobbies for in-state price caps. Those low prices encourage suppliers to sell their power out-of-state.