A San Mateo County lawmaker is criticizing a request by utility regulators to delay four separate California Public Utilities Commission inquiries related to the deadly San Bruno pipeline blast. Read More
Three bills that will tighten safety restrictions on natural gas pipelines as well as prioritize revenue for upgrades instead of executive compensation were signed into law Sunday by Gov. Jerry Brown.
Brown signed 34 pieces of legislation Sunday, including Assembly Bills 578, 861 and 1456, all sponsored by Assemblyman Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo. Read More
We know there are at least 36 miles of old cast-iron pipeline under the streets of San Francisco being used to transport natural gas to customers. We know these pipelines are unsafe and need to be repaired. We know that in February 2011, an old cast-iron pipeline ruptured and exploded in Allentown, Pa. And we know from the September 2010 San Bruno blast the deadly damage a large explosion and fire can cause in a community. Read More
Evoking the firestorm that devoured San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake, a state regulator suggested Thursday that replacement of old cast-iron natural gas lines is being halted by city street-paving guidelines, leaving 43 miles of dangerously unsafe pipes underground. Read More
The confidential court settlement for a teenage girl who was burned in the 2010 San Bruno PG&E pipeline explosion was mistakenly released earlier this month by San Mateo County Superior Court officials due to a “technology error.” Read More
PG&E — the utility responsible for the deadly and destructive 2010 natural gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno — wants to earn back your trust.
A television spot that began airing last week depicts CEO Tony Earley openly admitting that he took the helm of a company that had “lost its way.” Read More
A PG&E surveyor who participated in a systemwide survey of pipelines in recent years has accused the utility of delaying repairs on leaks he discovered, including some that could pose a danger to people and property. Read More
The California Public Utilities Commission will hear from PG&E and ratepayer advocates over the next two weeks, as it weighs whether to allow the company to charge customers for safety upgrades mandated by regulators after the deadly 2010 San Bruno explosion. Read More
PG&E will pay San Bruno $70 million to help the city recover from the 2010 gas pipeline explosion that wiped out a neighborhood and killed eight people, the city and the utility announced Monday. Read More
San Bruno city officials today announced a $70 million settlement has been reached with PG&E for restitution for the deadly 2010 pipeline explosion in the city.The settlement comes after months of negotiations between the city and utility over what compensation is necessary for the Sept. 9, 2010 blast, which killed eight people and destroyed or damaged more than 100 homes. Read More