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Sempra Energy is an energy company based in San Diego, California with 2007 revenues of $11 billion.

Sempra Energy is the parent company of San Diego Gas & Electric, Southern California Gas Co., Sempra Generation, Sempra LNG and Sempra Pipelines & Storage.[1]

Ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council

Sempra Energy has been a corporate funder of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).[2] See ALEC Corporations for more.

About ALEC
ALEC is a corporate bill mill. It is not just a lobby or a front group; it is much more powerful than that. Through ALEC, corporations hand state legislators their wishlists to benefit their bottom line. Corporations fund almost all of ALEC's operations. They pay for a seat on ALEC task forces where corporate lobbyists and special interest reps vote with elected officials to approve “model” bills. Learn more at the Center for Media and Democracy's ALECexposed.org, and check out breaking news on our PRWatch.org site.


Compensation

In May 2007, Forbes listed Sempra CEO Donald E. Felsinger as receiving $12.36 million in total compensation for the latest fiscal year. He ranked 5th on the list of CEOs in the Utilities industry, and 149th among all CEOs in the United States.[3]

Coal projects sponsored by Sempra

Contact Details

Sempra Energy
101 Ash St.
San Diego, California 92101-3017
Phone: (619) 696-2000
Website: http://www.sempra.com/

Resources

References

  1. "Our companies", Sempra energy website, accessed May 2008.
  2. California State Government, PAYMENTS FOR LEGISLATIVE, GOVERNMENTAL, OR CHARITABLE ACTIVITIES, state senate finance statements, 2006, referenced by In the Public Interest report on ALEC members dodging taxes, April 18, 2012 accessed April 2012
  3. #149 Donald E Felsinger, Forbes.com, May 3, 2007.

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