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Energy Company Charged With Obstruction Over Deadly Pipeline Blast

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 07.30.2014 | 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...

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'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.

Saki Knafo

If An Earthquake Hits, Is Your Child's School Safe? California Legislators Vote For Audit Of School Construction Authority | Saki Knafo | Posted 07.12.2011 | Education

This story was reported in collaboration with our partners at At a hearing in Sacramento Wednesday morning, a committee of state legisl...

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...

Playing With Fire -- The Sham of Pipeline Safety Regulation

David Cay Johnston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Cay Johnston

Do you know whether you live, work, shop or play near a high-pressure pipeline like the one that recently blew up in San Bruno, killing eight people, burning 60 more, destroying 120 homes and leaving a crater 40 feet deep?

San Bruno Explosion Cleanup Will Take 3-4 Weeks

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN BRUNO, Calif. — Officials say it will take three-to-four weeks to finish removing contaminated soil and other potentially toxic debris from ...

San Bruno Explosion: California Regulators Approve Panel To Probe Blast, PG&E

AP | GARANCE BURKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

FRESNO, Calif. — California regulators voted Thursday to establish a high-level, independent panel to investigate the San Bruno gas line explosi...

After San Bruno Blast, States Slow To Act On Crumbling Infrastructure

AP | JASON DEAREN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN BRUNO, Calif. — Some of Pennsylvania's natural gas pipelines are 120 years old. Portions of lines also date to the 1800s in Massachusetts. A...

Schwarzenegger Defends Decision To Stay In Asia After San Bruno Blast

AP | By TREVOR HUNNICUTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles


A Dear John Letter About the Wilshire Subway to the Westside

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Public transportation in this gridlocked city is now not just a convenience. It is a necessity like water and power.

Rebuilding the Future

Matt Petersen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Matt Petersen

Yesterday was the 10:10:10 global work day, an amazing show of action to combat global warming, and improve lives around the globe. Sadly, yesterday...

Natural Gas Pipeline Crisis Plans Kept From Public

AP | SHARON THEIMER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Federal investigators are examining whether the California utility whose natural gas pipeline explosion killed at least eight peopl...

Packed Church Mourns San Bruno Explosion Victims

AP | JULIANA BARBASSA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO — The five women grew up together and shared high school and college graduations, weddings, the births of their children and famil...

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...

Aging Gas Pipe At Risk Of Explosion Nationwide

AP | GARANCE BURKE and JASON DEAREN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN BRUNO, Calif. -- The tragic explosion of a gas pipeline in a San Francisco suburb has shed light on a problem usually kept underground: Communitie...

I Love San Francisco -- But San Bruno is my Home

Mike Larsen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mike Larsen

On Thursday night, I watched from my laptop back in Arlington, Va., as a swath of my neighborhood just a quarter mile from where my parents still live was obliterated in a gas-fueled fireball.

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.

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...