Pipeline That Spilled More Than 100,000 Gallons Of Oil Near Santa Barbara Was Badly CorrodedThe preliminary findings released by the federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration point to a possible cause of the May 19 spill that blackened popular beaches with crude oil and created a 9-mile slick in the Pacific Ocean.
Pipeline Firm Responsible For Santa Barbara Oil Spill Ordered To Make Corrective ActionsThe company responsible for a pipeline that spilled thousands of gallons of oil along the California coast was ordered to take a series of steps before it can restart the line, federal regulators said Friday.
PG&E To Repair San Carlos Pipeline Seen As Explosion RiskPG&E has turned off a transmission line that runs under San Carlos to make repairs to a section with unexplained dents in it. One city leader questions whether or not it's safe to turn the line back on.
6 Crazy, Creative Ideas For Solving California Drought CrisisBecause state regulated water savings alone won't solve a problem of this size.
Star Trek's Shatner Proposes $30 Billion Kickstarter Campaign To Save California From DroughtWilliam Shatner has an idea for solving our drought that's almost as far fetched as just beaming up a new batch of water. The 84-year-old Star Trek star say he thinks we need a water pipeline, and we need to pay for it with a crowd-funding campaign.
CPUC Imposes Record $1.6 Billion Fine On PG&E For San Bruno Pipeline ExplosionThe California Public Utilities Commission has approved to penalize Pacific Gas & Electric Co. a record $1.6 billion for the deadly 2010 natural gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno.
$10 Million To Upgrade San Bruno Pipeline Diverted While PG&E Execs Got Bonuses Before Deadly Explosion Says PUC ChiefIn what sounded like damning testimony to state senators, Public Utilities Commission president Michael Picker said Pacific Gas & Electric took millions from ratepayers earmarked for San Bruno pipeline upgrades and diverted it to boost profits and give bonuses to top executives.
CPUC Proposes New $1.6 Billion Fine Against PG&E For San Bruno Pipeline ExplosionThe President of the California Public Utilities Commission has proposed a $1.6-billion fine against PG&E for the pipeline rupture and explosion that killed eight people in 2010.
Shell Says Oil Leak In Bay Near Martinez Refinery Was Result Of Tests On The LineApproximately two barrels of oil leaked into the Bay near the Martinez Shell refinery on Tuesday. According to the company, the leak was the result of tests being conducted on the line.
VIDEO: Chair Of Senate Environment Committee Says Only God Can Change ClimateA video of the chair the Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee has gone viral because of his statements linking climate change and God.
PG&E Ordered To Turn Over 65,000 Emails To City Of San Bruno By End Of JanuaryThe city claims that several sets of previously released emails show a “cozy and improper” relationship between PG&E and the CPUC.
CPUC President Peevey Won't Seek Reappointment At End Of Term Amid Flap Over Inappropriate PG&E EmailsCalifornia Public Utilities Commission President Michael Peevey announced Thursday that he will not seek reappointment to a new term amid criticism over inappropriate email exchanges between CPUC and PG&E over regulatory proceedings.
4 Years After Pipeline Blast, San Bruno Looks To Finish Rebuilding SoonA day before the four-year anniversary of a deadly natural gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno, Mayor Jim Ruane said Monday morning that he expects to have repairs in the community mostly completed by next year.
PG&E Appeals $1.4 Billion Penalty In San Bruno Gas Pipeline ExplosionPacific Gas & Electric Co. plans to appeal a $1.4 billion penalty recommended by California regulatory judges for a gas pipeline explosion in a San Francisco suburb that killed eight people, the utility said in a filing Wednesday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
PG&E Fined $1.4 Billion For Violations Leading To 2010 San Bruno Pipeline Explosion The California Public Utilities Commission has levied a $1.4 billion fine against PG&E the result of an investigation behind the utility's operations and practices including the lead-up to the San Bruno pipeline explosion in 2010.