San Bruno Pipeline Explosion

Flames and a smoke plume rise from the massive fire in a residential neighborhood September 9, 2010 in San Bruno. (Getty Images)

California Regulator Asks If PG&E Is ‘Too Big’ To Operate Safely Before Voting On $1.6 Billion Penalty

Pacific Gas & Electric Co., California’s largest power utility, is too large and has too much money to be held accountable. That’s expected to be the message Thursday as the state’s top utility regulator prepares to vote on a penalty for the deadly San Bruno pipeline explosion.

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)

San Bruno Wants Tougher Fine For Deadly PG&E Pipeline Explosion

The San Francisco suburb hit by a deadly gas-line blast in 2010 is supporting a proposed tougher penalty for Pacific Gas and Electric Co.

03/31/2015

(AP)

California Regulators Approve PG&E Rate Hike; Unrelated To San Bruno Pipeline Explosion

California regulators have approved a nearly $2.4 billion rate hike for Pacific Gas and Electric Co. customers that will see the typical customer’s monthly bill increase by $7.50 starting in the fall.

08/15/2014

Workers talk as they stand next to burned homes near the epicenter of the gas line explosion September 24, 2010 in San Bruno. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Four Years After Pipeline Explosion, San Bruno Neighborhood Still Rebuilding

Four years after a pipeline explosion tore through San Bruno’s Crestmoor neighborhood, the area is still rebuilding. Residents said they are fatigued by the construction.

08/14/2014

Year In Review: 2010 Top News Stories

PG&E: Shareholders Will Pay For Pipeline Explosion Penalties, Not Customers

Officials at Pacific Gas & Electric say customers will not be paying the massive fines being sought by state regulators in the deadly 2010 pipeline explosion in San Bruno, but that PG&E’s shareholders will bear that cost.

05/25/2013

SmartMeter protesters gathered outside of Monday's PG&E shareholder meeting. (CBS)

PG&E Earns $260M Last Quarter, Shareholders Meeting Met By Protests

PG&E is reporting higher earnings this last quarter than the same time last year despite penalties from the San Bruno pipeline explosion.

05/14/2012

(CBS)

California Officials Urge PG&E To Replace Potentially Hazardous Gas Pipes

Peninsula Congresswoman Jackie Speier described a brittle brand of plastic pipe used in PG&E distribution lines as a ticking time bomb, but acknowledges the company has committed to replacing the hazardous material.

03/15/2012

Cupertino gas, leak, explosion

New Bill Would Force CPUC To Follow Pipeline Safety Guidelines

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.

10/13/2011

A firefighter carries equipment as he battles a massive fire in a residential neighborhood September 9, 2010 in San Bruno, California. (Getty Images)

San Bruno Victims Remembered On Blast Anniversary

Family and friends were among those who gathered at Skyline College Friday to commemorate those who passed away in the PG&E pipeline explosion in San Bruno one year ago.

09/09/2011

San Bruno Explosion

NTSB Blames PG&E ‘Litany Of Failures’ In San Bruno Explosion

Findings in the draft final report, which were publicly discussed for the first time Tuesday by the five-member board, indicate that flawed pipe, operations and oversight led to the disaster.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/30/2011

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