Assemblyman Jerry Hill
Several survivors of the pipeline explosion that devastated a San Bruno neighborhood offered emotional testimony Thursday calling on state regulators to reopen public hearings to determine how much Pacific Gas and Electric will pay for its role in the tragedy.
The California Public Utilities Commission is expected to make a decision about whether PG&E customers will have to cover the cost for pipe upgrades, possibly as soon as this week.
PG&E is reporting higher earnings this last quarter than the same time last year despite penalties from the San Bruno pipeline explosion.
Pacific Gas and Electric has asked state regulators for permission to pass along to consumers the cost of upgrading its natural gas transmission system to safety standards adopted after the deadly San Bruno pipeline explosion.
Mark Harvin was 18, and high on crystal meth and alcohol, when he broke into a garage that turned out to belong to a state assemblyman a decade ago.
Assemblyman Jerry Hill and a consumer watchdog group want the PUC to intervene in a proposal in which they claim PG&E would profit off of ratepayers for gas line improvements in the wake of the San Bruno explosion.
The president of the California Public Utilities Commission was widely criticized for appointing himself in charge of the penalty phase of the San Bruno pipeline explosion investigation, and now, CPUC President Michael Peevey said that he won’t be working alone on the probe.
Assemblyman Jerry Hill said progress is being made but the state needs more reforms regarding pipeline safety.
State Assemblyman Jerry Hill is encouraging his Peninsula constituents to submit ideas for new laws.
A Bakersfield lawmaker wants California’s State Legislators to work part time and take a pay cut.