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New Accusations Of Corrupt Political Exchange Between PG&E And Regulator

A consumer-advocacy group says one of the recently-released emails between PG&E and the California Public Utilities Commission shows the commission’s president pushed a backroom deal to award PG&E millions in unearned energy efficiency incentives.

11/19/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JULY 30:  Pedestrians walk by a Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) truck at a job site on July 30, 2014 in San Francisco, California. A federal grand jury has added 27 new charges, including obstruction of justice, the criminal case against Pacific Gas and Electric for the 2010 fatal natural gas explosion in San Bruno, California. The new indictment charges PG&E with felonies and replaces a previous indictment of 12 charges related to the utility's safety practices.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

PG&E Wants To Raise Gas Rates By $1 Billion Over 3 Years

PG&E has asked the California Public Utilities Commission to allow it to raise natural gas rates by $1 billion over three years, but a ratepayer’s advocacy group is trying to prevent them from doing so.

10/20/2014

PG&E workers inspect a segment of gas pipeline.

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

Mitchell Steps Down From PG&E San Bruno Blast Mediation

San Bruno Mayor Jim Ruane is applauding the decision by former Sen. George Mitchell to step away from talks over how much Pacific Gas and Electric should be fined for the deadly 2010 pipeline disaster in his city’s Crestmoor neighborhood.

10/26/2012

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

san bruno crater

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

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

San Bruno explosion, gas pipeline

State Regulators To Decide Who Covers PG&E Costs For Fixing Pipelines

Following a scathing NTSB report that placed fault on the utility, PG&E is trying to figure out how to pay for the estimated $2 billion in necessary improvements.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/31/2011

San Bruno explosion, gas pipeline

Regulators May Allow PG&E To Pass Pipeline Costs On To Customers

If the utility can’t prove that its pipelines are safe, it may need to inspect and possibly even replace hundreds of miles of lines in California.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–01/28/2011

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