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.
Details were released this week of yet another planned visit to the Bay Area by President Barack Obama as he tries to raise money for his re-election campaign.
State Assemblyman Jerry Hill held a news conference in San Francisco Monday morning to highlight his proposed legislation that would add restrictions on “party buses” that allow alcohol and provide rides to nightclubs.
Assemblyman Jerry Hill says he doesn’t want fines PG&E will pay to California for the San Bruno pipeline fire and explosion to be swallowed up by the state’s general fund.
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.
Assemblyman Jerry Hill said progress is being made but the state needs more reforms regarding pipeline safety.
The California Public Utilities Commission could soon be under more pressure to address pipeline safety issues in the wake of a number of natural gas explosions. A new bill introduced by Assemblymen Paul Fong and Jerry Hill would require mandatory implementation of NTSB safety recommendations.
Assemblyman Jerry Hill was in San Bruno Tuesday morning to promote state legislation that would impose stricter regulations on natural gas providers.