Pipeline

Oil covers rocks and sand at Refugio State Beach in Goleta, California, May 19, 2015. An oil pipeline ruptured dumping oil into the Pacific Ocean near Santa Barbara, California, the US Coast Guard said. The spill was estimated at 21,000 gallons (80,000 liters) of oil, local media reported. AFP PHOTO/ ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Pipeline Firm Responsible For Santa Barbara Oil Spill Ordered To Make Corrective Actions

The company responsible for a pipeline that spilled thousands of gallons of oil along the California coast was ordered to take a series of steps before it can restart the line, federal regulators said Friday.

05/22/2015

A PG&E worker along Line 147 in San Carlos on May 12, 2015. (CBS)

PG&E To Repair San Carlos Pipeline Seen As Explosion Risk

PG&E has turned off a transmission line that runs under San Carlos to make repairs to a section with unexplained dents in it. One city leader questions whether or not it’s safe to turn the line back on.

05/12/2015

A section of Lake Oroville is seen nearly dry on August 19, 2014 in Oroville, California. Lake Oroville is currently at less than a third of its total 3,537,577 acre feet. A combination of record high temperatures and sparse rainfall during California's four-year drought have produced the worst conditions in 1,200 years, according to a study accepted for publication by the American Geophysical Union (AGU).

6 Crazy, Creative Ideas For Solving California Drought Crisis

Because state regulated water savings alone won’t solve a problem of this size.

04/22/2015

Actor William Shatner attends the Comedy Legends of TV Land panel during Comic-Con International 2013 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel on July 18, 2013 in San Diego, California. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Star Trek’s Shatner Proposes $30 Billion Kickstarter Campaign To Save California From Drought

William Shatner has an idea for solving our drought that’s almost as far fetched as just beaming up a new batch of water. The 84-year-old Star Trek star say he thinks we need a water pipeline, and we need to pay for it with a crowd-funding campaign.

04/20/2015

A law enforcement official runs towards a massive fire in a residential neighborhood September 9, 2010 in San Bruno. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

CPUC Imposes Record $1.6 Billion Fine On PG&E For San Bruno Pipeline Explosion

The 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.

04/09/2015

A law enforcement official runs towards a massive fire in a residential neighborhood September 9, 2010 in San Bruno. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

$10 Million To Upgrade San Bruno Pipeline Diverted While PG&E Execs Got Bonuses Before Deadly Explosion Says PUC Chief

In what sounded like damning testimony to state senators, Public Utilities Commission president Michael Picker said Pacific Gas & Electric took millions from ratepayers earmarked for San Bruno pipeline upgrades and diverted it to boost profits and give bonuses to top executives.

03/27/2015

San Bruno Explosion

CPUC Proposes New $1.6 Billion Fine Against PG&E For San Bruno Pipeline Explosion

The President of the California Public Utilities Commission has proposed a $1.6-billion fine against PG&E for the pipeline rupture and explosion that killed eight people in 2010.

03/13/2015

Gas Prices

Shell Says Oil Leak In Bay Near Martinez Refinery Was Result Of Tests On The Line

Approximately two barrels of oil leaked into the Bay near the Martinez Shell refinery on Tuesday. According to the company, the leak was the result of tests being conducted on the line.

02/11/2015

Senator James Mountain "Jim" Ihnofe (R-Oklahoma), chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (Wikimedia Commons)

VIDEO: Chair Of Senate Environment Committee Says Only God Can Change Climate

A video of the chair the Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee has gone viral because of his statements linking climate change and God.

01/29/2015

(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

PG&E Ordered To Turn Over 65,000 Emails To City Of San Bruno By End Of January

The city claims that several sets of previously released emails show a “cozy and improper” relationship between PG&E and the CPUC.

01/14/2015

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