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CPUC Imposes Record $1.6 Billion Fine On PG&E For San Bruno Pipeline ExplosionThe California Public Utilities Commission has approved to penalize Pacific Gas & Electric Co. a record $1.6 billion for the deadly 2010 natural gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno.
Peninsula Lawmaker Presses To Fire Top State Regulator Over PG&E E-MailsState Senator Jerry Hill said Thursday he would ask the Legislature to remove Michael Peevey from the California Public Utilities Commission because the regulatory agency has been too lax in its oversight of Pacific Gas and Electric.
PG&E Reveals Hundreds Did Not Finish Required Pipeline TrainingHundreds of Pacific Gas and Electric employees responsible for fusing together the plastic pipes that deliver natural gas to homes have not properly completed training required to be certified to perform the work, PG&E officials said Thursday.
PG&E Fined Millions For Faulty Communication Regarding San Carlos PipelinePacific Gas and Electric is once again defending itself before state regulators over recordkeeping on a leaky pipeline, this time in San Carlos.
PG&E Starts San Carlos Gas Pipeline Shutdown Under Court Order Pacific Gas & Electric Co. says it will comply with a judge's order and shut down a natural gas pipeline in San Carlos after safety issues were raised.
Audit Shows PG&E Did Not Spend $50M Targeted For Pipeline MaintenanceAn audit says Pacific Gas and Electric Co. did not use $50 million intended to improve its gas pipeline network in the decade leading up to a deadly explosion in a San Francisco Bay area suburb.
PG&E Battles With State Regulators Over Who Pays To Improve PipelinesA judge has tentatively agreed to have customers pay a little more than half the $2.2 billion cost to improve Pacific Gas & Electric Co.’s gas lines.
KCBS In Depth: Gas Pipeline Safety An interview with Mark Toney with TURN on efforts being made by state regulators and utility companies to ensure pipeline safety in California.
CPUC President Responds To Critics Over Pipeline InvestigationThe 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.
KCBS In Depth: Congressional Wheelings And DealingsAn interview with Congresswoman Jackie Speier on the deadlock in Congress and legislation she is working on regarding pipeline safety and rapes in the military.
Boxer, Feinstein Seek Tougher Pipeline Safety MeasuresCalifornia Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein called on Congress to pass even stricter measures to prevent pipeline disasters like the one in San Bruno.
PG&E Plans to Replace 1,200 Miles Of Notoriously Leaky Plastic PipesThere was no early indication regarding cost, but it was expected that the company would seek a rate increase to cover it.
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