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San Bruno Explosion

PG&E Pleads Not Guilty To Indictment In 2010 San Bruno Explosion; New Grand Jury Probe Revealed

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. has pleaded not guilty to charges in a new indictment that accuses the utility of lying to federal investigators looking into a fatal pipeline explosion in San Bruno in 2010.

08/18/2014

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Power Struggle In State Senate Over ‘Opt-In’ Requirement For Alternative Power

A power struggle is underway in California’s State Assembly over two simple words that are complicating a bill about where residents get their electricity.

06/11/2014

A Menlo Park woman is on a mission to save this redwood tree from PG&E trimmers. (CBS)

Menlo Park Woman Fights To Save Redwood Tree From PG&E Trimmers

A Menlo Park woman is on a mission to save a once mighty redwood tree in her home’s front yard from what she says is a systematic killing of the tree by PG&E.

05/08/2014

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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

PG&E workers inspect a segment of gas pipeline.

PG&E Report Lists 239 Gas Lines ‘At Risk Of Failing’

Pacific Gas and Electric considers 239 of its natural gas transmission lines to be at risk of failing – in a fashion similar to the line that exploded in San Bruno almost two years ago.

07/02/2012

SFFD firefighters cut into the roof of a burning building on San Bruno Avenue. (CBS)

San Francisco Fire Chief Wants Meeting With PG&E Officials Over Fire

PG&E spokesman Joe Molica said the San Bruno Avenue fire presented a “unique situation.” In a normal situation crews can shutoff a building’s gas valve but in this case the valve was too close to the fire.

06/15/2012

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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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22 Leaks On Pipelines On Misplaced PG&E Maps; 1 Critical In Pittsburg

The utility said that they failed to check about 14 miles of pipeline in Contra Costa County after misplacing maps.

12/31/2011

A PG&E SmartMeter. (CBS)

PG&E To Allow SmartMeter Opt Outs

In a major concession to SmartMeter opponents, the Pacific Gas & Electric Co. has proposed allowing customers to keep their old analog meters, and not switch to a SmartMeter, for a fee.

12/20/2011

A law enforcement official runs towards a massive fire in a residential neighborhood September 9, 2010 in San Bruno. (Getty Images)

PG&E Admits Responsibility For Deadly San Bruno Blast

The head of Pacific Gas and Electric Company acknowledged Tuesday that the utility company is responsible for a deadly natural gas pipeline explosion.

12/13/2011

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