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California Regulators Say Carpool Services Of Rideshare Firms Lyft, Sidecar, Uber Are Illegal

California regulators appear to have put the brakes on new carpooling services offered by rideshare firms such as Lyft, Uber and Sidecar.

09/12/2014

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San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Passes New Regulations For Outdoor Urban Water Use

Customers will pay a 100 percent surcharge for water use over 90 percent of last year’s usage.

08/27/2014

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San Francisco Water Customers Reduce Consumption By 10 Percent This Summer

Two million customers from San Francisco’s Water Department are getting a collective pat on the back for reducing water consumption by at least 10 percent this summer.

07/28/2014

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State Senator Says PG&E Trying To Get Away With Murder; Emails Following Deadly 2010 San Bruno Explosion Examined

The City of San Bruno is making their case against what they call a cozy relationship between PG&E and its regulator, the California Public Utilities Commission, after the city obtained emails following the deadly 2010 gas pipeline explosion.

07/28/2014

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San Francisco Hopes Sexy Voice Will Help Save Water, New Ads Say Conservation Feels ‘Oh, So Right’

After a slow start, customers of San Francisco’s Hetch Hetchy water system are starting to conserve more, but if they don’t keep it up, The SF Public Utilities Commission says they’ll have to impose mandatory rationing.

06/23/2014

A KPIX 5 crew captured this video of Bakken crude oil getting unloaded from a train at a rail yard in Richmond. (CBS)

Oil-By-Rail Safety Report Says California Needs More Inspectors, New Technology To Prevent Derailments

The California Public Utilities Commission and the state’s Interagency Rail Safety Working Group have come up with recommendations to ensure that the state’s rail network is up to the task as the amount of crude oil that’s shipped into the state by rail is expected to rise substantially in the near future.

06/12/2014

A KPIX 5 crew captured this video of Bakken crude oil getting unloaded from a train at a rail yard in Richmond. (CBS)

State Railroad Bridges Not Getting Inspected As Volatile Fracked Oil Shipments Set To Increase Dramatically

As rail shipments of crude oil into California are expected to rise exponentially, the state has not tasked anyone with inspecting thousands of railroad bridges across the state that will carry the tankers, even as derailments and explosions are on the rise in other parts of the county.

05/18/2014

The O'Shaughnessy Dam at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir in Yosemite National Park. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Water Officials Say Mixing Hetch Hetchy, Local Groundwater Will Be Safe

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission will mix Hetch Hetchy water with San Francisco groundwater and said the supply will be safe for consumption.

04/24/2014

The O'Shaughnessy Dam at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir  in Yosemite National Park. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Rim Fire Closing In On San Francisco’s Hetch Hetchy Reservoir In Yosemite

A raging wildfire in Yosemite National Park rained ash on the reservoir that is the chief source of San Francisco’s famously pure drinking water, and utility officials Monday scrambled to send more water toward the metropolitan area before it becomes tainted.

08/26/2013

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Ex-PG&E Worker Claims Utility Misled Regulators To Get Rate Hike Approved

A former PG&E manager has filed a lawsuit alleging that he was fired for refusing to participate in the utility’s plan to mislead regulators into approving rate increases.

05/31/2013

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