Mediator Selection In San Bruno Explosion Settlement Talks Draw Mixed ReactionFormer 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.
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.
California Regulators Weigh Who Will Pay For Costly PG&E UpgradesPacific 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.
ConsumerWatch: Cheap Prison Phone Calls Come With GlitchInmates 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.
State Regulators To Decide Who Covers PG&E Costs For Fixing PipelinesFollowing 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.
Regulators May Allow PG&E To Pass Pipeline Costs On To CustomersIf 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.
Watchdog Group Demands Formal Investigation Into San Bruno BlastConsumer groups and some local officials are calling for a formal state investigation of last September’s deadly pipeline explosion in San Bruno.