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PG&E workers inspect a segment of gas pipeline.

San Francisco Sues Regulators Over Pipeline Safety

The lawsuit claims the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration failed to enforce guidelines for more than a decade prior to the San Bruno explosion


Plastic Bag

San Francisco Mayor Supports Ramping Up Plastic Bag Ban

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors will consider legislation to force merchants to charge for shopping bags, and to ban plastic bags at all stores in the city.


Travelers At SFO

ConsumerWatch: New Protections Rolled Out For Air Travelers

This week, new rules issued by the Department of Transportation will go into effect that will further protect passenger rights.


San Bruno Explosion

Lawmaker, San Bruno Blast Survivors Tout New Pipeline Regulations

Assemblyman Jerry Hill was in San Bruno Tuesday morning to promote state legislation that would impose stricter regulations on natural gas providers.


Worker drinks a bottle of water while working outdoors

Contra Costa Co. Employers Reminded Of Hot Weather Regulations

The Bay Area’s mini heat wave this week is serving as a good reminder for companies that use outdoor workers that state regulations require more than just passing out bottled water.



Court Rejects Challenge To California’s Clean Air Rules

A federal appeals court rejected a legal challenge Friday that sought to bar implementation of a California regulation meant to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by forcing automakers to make and sell less polluting cars in the state.

CBS San Francisco–04/29/2011

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ConsumerWatch: New Baggage Rules Offer Travelers More Protection

The Department of Transportation reports more than 2 million passengers filed claims for mishandled luggage last year. But new rules now offer more protection.

CBS San Francisco–11/17/2010