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'Green News Report' - April 23, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.23.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: After years of denial, Oklahoma finally admits fracking causes earthquake...

Invest San Bruno Fine in Safety

Tom Dalzell | Posted 11.05.2014 | San Francisco
Tom Dalzell

PG&E shareholders should "make it right" for California. But that means investing the funds from the fine in fixing the system. Further safety improvements will most likely be paid for by customers -- meaning the CPUC would miss its chance to use penalty process to save customers money and make the system safe.

'Green News Report' - September 4, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.04.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Accountability for BP in deadly Gulf Oil Spill Disaster; Accountability ...

Utility Faces Record Fines Over Deadly Pipeline Blast

Reuters | Posted 11.03.2014 | Green

By Rory Carroll SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 2 (Reuters) - The California Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday levied penalties of a record ...

Aging Utilities Killing Americans and Their Future

Pat LaMarche | Posted 08.26.2014 | Impact
Pat LaMarche

About a hundred first responders are meeting in Long Beach, California this week to discuss -- among other things -- the state of the nation's infrastructure.

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...

The Monopolists in My Back Yard

Mary Manning Cleveland | Posted 05.18.2013 | New York
Mary Manning Cleveland

One would think New York City officials would at least require detailed safety studies before allowing the new 30-inch line. Nope!

Aaron Sankin

When Smoke Cleared: San Bruno, One Year After The Explosion

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 11.07.2011 | San Francisco

The first thing they noticed was the shaking. The ground erupting underneath the sleepy suburb of San Bruno on Sept. 9, 2010, felt like an earthqua...

Resident Still Struggles To Move Forward After Escaping Fire

San Bruno Patch | Martin Ricard Email the Author | Posted 11.07.2011 | San Francisco

Crawled up in a ball and trapped in a thicket of bushes in her neighbors' yard, Maria Barr thought her life was over. With burning embers and other...

San Bruno, One Year Later

San Bruno Patch | Martin Ricard Email the Author | Posted 11.07.2011 | San Francisco

I remember the explosion like it was yesterday. I'm sure I'm not the only person who says that these days. While I didn't live in the Crestmoor ...

How One Local Couple Used Rebuilding Their Home As Therapy

San Bruno Patch | Martin Ricard Email the Author | Posted 11.07.2011 | San Francisco

The Bishops didn't waste any time. As soon as they could line up a contractor and clear their home for repair after the Sept. 9 pipeline explosion,...

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.

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...

Green News Report: January 4, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Snow-magedd...

Boxer, Feinstein Ask For Federal Investigation Of Pipelines

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

California's senators called Monday on federal regulators to order inspections of all interstate natural gas pipelines in the state, with a priority o...

A Parent's Guide to Public Transportation in LA

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Prone as we are in LA to earthquakes, fires, floods, civil unrest and terrorism, there are many risks associated with life in the big city. Tunneling under a small portion of Beverly Hills is not one of them.

Green News Report: September 28, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: SoCal is soo...

Green News Report: September 21, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Ding dong t...

Green News Report: September 14, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: They found B...

PG&E Has Lobbying Muscle To Help With San Bruno Fallout

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of California Watch. By Chase Davis As it gears up to avert any public relations or regulatory backlash from last week's f...

PHOTOS: Devastation After San Bruno Explosion

Huffington Post | Adam J. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

The San Bruno explosion of 2010 didn't set off a fire that will be remembered like the one following the 1906 earthquake in nearby San Francisco, nor ...

Deadly Priorities: Why Did PG&E Spend Millions on Politics, Instead of Pipelines?

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

As San Bruno struggles to recover from the deadly PG&E pipeline blast and fire, many are asking why the California utility spent tens of millions of dollars on politics before they repaired crumbling pipelines.

Which Possessions Would You Take If You Only Had 15 Minutes?

Kari Henley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kari Henley

It is so easy to take our lives and our homes for granted. If you only 15 minutes or less to leave your home forever-- what would you grab by first instinct?

Massive Explosion Outside San Francisco Kills 1, Destroys Dozens Of Homes

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

UPDATED AT 1:09 PM PDT SAN BRUNO, Calif. (AP) -- Fire crews tried to douse the remnants of an enormous blaze and account for the residents of dozens...