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KCBS In Depth: San Bruno Mayor On Lessons From Pipeline Blast

Three years after the deadly gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno that killed eight people and destroyed 38 homes, the city’s mayor is still not satisfied that an incident like the one that devastated his city couldn’t happen again.

09/09/2013

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PG&E Offers $550 Million To Settle Charges In San Bruno Blast

PG&E offered the money as a settlement, but refused to admit that it failed to maintain a safe gas system.

12/24/2012

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Regulators Determining Who Will Pick Up Tab For PG&E Pipeline Upgrades

The California Public Utilities Commission will decide on Thursday if they will adopt a new plan for repairs and upgrades to gas pipeline system. Their final decision will determine how PG&E shareholders and ratepayers will split the costs.

12/19/2012

A worker surveys a burned home near the epicenter of the gas line explosion that devastated a neighborhood in San Bruno. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Mediator Selection In San Bruno Explosion Settlement Talks Draw Mixed Reaction

Former Sen. George Mitchell has been selected by the California Public Utilities Commission to mediate negotiations with PG&E over fines and penalties related to the 2010 gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno.

10/16/2012

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PUC To Decide If PG&E Customers Should Pay For Pipe Upgrade

The California Public Utilities Commission is expected to make a decision about whether PG&E customers will have to cover the cost for pipe upgrades, possibly as soon as this week.

08/20/2012

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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.

04/01/2012

A firefighter walks around the massive fire in a residential neighborhood September 9, 2010 in a San Bruno. (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

California Regulators Weigh Who Will Pay For Costly PG&E Upgrades

Pacific Gas and Electric has asked state regulators for permission to pass along to consumers the cost of upgrading its natural gas transmission system to safety standards adopted after the deadly San Bruno pipeline explosion.

03/19/2012

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Lawmaker Claims PG&E Would Profit From Pipeline Upgrade

Assemblyman Jerry Hill and a consumer watchdog group want the PUC to intervene in a proposal in which they claim PG&E would profit off of ratepayers for gas line improvements in the wake of the San Bruno explosion.

02/02/2012

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PG&E To Spend Another $400 Million Upgrading Pipelines

Pacific Gas and Electric has increased the amount of money it plans to spend on pipeline safety improvements over the next three years from $2.2 billion to $2.6 billion.

11/03/2011

ConsumerWatch: Cheap Prison Phone Calls Come With Glitch

Inmates at California’s state prisons have long complained about the difficulty and expense of making pay phone calls from inside their lockups to their friends, families and lawyers.

09/02/2011

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