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Invest San Bruno Fine in Safety

Tom Dalzell | Posted 09.05.2014 | 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 09.04.2014 | 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; Accountabilit...

Utility Faces Record Fines Over Deadly Pipeline Blast

Reuters | Posted 09.03.2014 | Green

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

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...

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!

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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,...

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...

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...