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San Bruno Explosion

Energy Company Charged With Obstruction Over Deadly Pipeline Blast

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 09.29.2014 | Green

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal grand jury charged Pacific Gas & Electric on Tuesday with lying to federal investigators in connection with a fatal p...

PG&E Criminally Charged After 2010 Pipeline Blast

AP | JASON DEAREN | Posted 06.02.2014 | Green

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas and Electric Co. was charged on Tuesday with federal felony counts involving safety violations linked to a deadly 2...

Utility Company To Pay Half A Billion Dollars In Lawsuits

The Huffington Post | Robin Wilkey | Posted 09.11.2013 | Green

California utility Pacific Gas & Electric expects to pay a total of $565 million in third-party settlements for the deadly 2010 gas line explosion tha...

AUDIT: PG&E Squandered Ratepayers' $50 Million Earmarked For Safety

AP | Posted 08.04.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. did not use more than $50 million it collected from ratepayers that was meant to improve its gas pipe...

PG&E Slapped With Harsh Punishment For San Bruno Explosion

AP | GARANCE BURKE | Posted 07.06.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — California regulators recommended Monday that Pacific Gas & Electric Co. pay a record $2.25 billion fine for decades of negligen...

OH, REALLY? Public To Help Pay For PG&E's Deadly Blast

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 02.19.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- California regulators on Thursday unanimously approved a two-year Pacific Gas and Electric Co. rate increase of $299 million to help ...

Inside The Latest PG&E Drama

AP | GARANCE BURKE | Posted 12.26.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — Former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell has stepped down from overseeing private settlement talks over a deadly Northern California pip...

Another San Bruno Pipeline Scandal

AP | Posted 10.30.2012 | San Francisco

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. agreed to pay more than $2 million to a teenager burned in the 2010 San Bruno gas pipeline exp...

PG&E Engineer Gives Shocking Testimony About San Bruno Explosion

AP | Posted 10.01.2012 | San Francisco

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- A senior Pacific Gas & Electric Co. engineer testified that he repeatedly warned his supervisors before a fatal gas pipeline e...

Victims Of San Bruno Explosion Reach Settlement With PG&E

AP | Posted 09.26.2012 | San Francisco

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — The families of five people who died in a 2010 pipeline explosion in suburban San Francisco have settled lawsuits against...

Government Deals Blow To Energy Companies In Wake Of San Bruno Disaster

AP | By GARANCE BURKE | Posted 07.08.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Energy companies will need to keep up-to-date records to prove they are running the nation's aging pipelines at safe pressures under ...

PG&E Announces Massive Settlement With San Bruno Explosion Victims

AP | TERENCE CHEA | Posted 05.12.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. has agreed to pay $70 million in restitution to San Bruno for the 2010 pipeline explosion that killed...

'We Want To Pay Restitution For The Great Tragedy We Caused'

AP | GARANCE BURKE | Posted 04.16.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — The city of San Bruno said Wednesday settlement talks were back on track with Pacific Gas & Electric Co. about compensation for ...

PG&E Ordered To Pay Millions For Poor Inspection Of Pipes

AP | Posted 03.28.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- State regulators plan to fine Pacific Gas & Electric Co. $16.8 million for failing to perform gas leak surveys in the wake of a deadl...

FINALLY: PG&E Assumes Civil Liability In San Bruno Blast

AP | GARANCE BURKE | Posted 02.12.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. officials confirmed Tuesday the company will take financial responsibility for the deadly San Bruno p...

Ruptured PG&E Pipeline Causes Landslide On Freeway

AP | Posted 01.07.2012 | San Francisco

SAN MATEO, Calif. -- A 2-foot-wide section of pipe burst Sunday during a high-pressure water test along the same Pacific Gas & Electric pipeline in No...

ALL THEIR FAULT: Report Officially Blames PG&E For Deadly San Bruno Blast

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 11.26.2011 | San Francisco

WASHINGTON — Federal accident investigators lay the blame squarely on Pacific Gas & Electric Co. for a gas pipeline explosion that killed eight ...

Two Bills Aim To Fix 'Poor And Uncoordinated Response' To Pipeline Disaster

AP | Posted 11.02.2011 | San Francisco

By SHEILA V. KUMAR, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Two bills written in response to a deadly natural gas pipeline explosion that tore ...

PG&E's Success in Washington Led to Failure in San Bruno

Donald Cohen | Posted 10.31.2011 | Green
Donald Cohen

PG&E's opposition to pipeline safety standards followed a predictable pattern by industries that are asked to be responsible corporate actors to protect the public against health, safety and environmental dangers.

Officials: PG&E's 'Litany Of Failures' Led To Deadly San Bruno Explosion

AP | JOAN LOWY and MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 10.30.2011 | San Francisco

WASHINGTON — A federal safety panel blamed a series of missteps by one of the nation's largest gas companies for the largest pipeline accident i...

Did PG&E Predict Disaster?

AP | Posted 10.07.2011 | San Francisco

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California newspaper says Pacific Gas and Electric repeatedly ignored safety concerns raised by its employees in ...

City Attorney Announces Intent To Sue PG&E Regulators

Carly Schwartz | Posted 09.14.2011 | San Francisco

With the anniversary of the tragic San Bruno pipeline explosion that killed eight people and destroyed several homes just weeks away, San Francisco Ci...

PG&E Won't Blame The Victims

AP | Posted 09.12.2011 | San Francisco

SAN BRUNO, Calif. -- A California utility company says a court filing in response to dozens of lawsuits over the fatal San Bruno pipeline explosion wa...

PG&E Utility Crew Before San Bruno Blast: 'We're Screwed'

AP | GARANCE BURKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO — Minutes before eight people died in a fiery pipeline explosion, California utility crews raced to stop gas pressure surges they ...

San Bruno Explosion May Cost PG&E $1 Billion

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN BRUNO, Calif. — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. says the San Bruno natural gas pipeline explosion could wind up costing the utility $1 billion. PG...