December 6, 2007
Jefferson City, Mo. — Attorney General Jay Nixon today asked the Public Counsel for the State of Missouri to immediately seek the recusal of the Chairman of the Missouri Public Service Commission from participating in the pending case before the PSC concerning the merger between Aquila Inc. and Great Plains Energy Inc.
Nixon said revelations about communications between PSC Chairman Jeff Davis and Aquila CEO Richard Green made it clear that Davis should no longer participate in the proceeding. In the letter to Public Counsel Lewis Mills, Nixon requested that Mills, as a party to the proceeding, immediately seek Davis’ recusal from the pending case. Nixon also asked Mills to seek the recusal of any other Commissioner that Mills knew had similar improper communications in the matter.