More than a year after engaging in a war of words, the California Public Utilities Commission and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency have reached a tentative agreement about The City’s train operations. Read More
Legislation might put an end to the so-called revolving door of employees between the California Public Utilities Commission and the utilities it regulates, state Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, said Tuesday. Read More
Systemic violations by PG&E of California law and state and federal safety regulations led to the 2010 pipeline disaster in San Bruno, state regulators concluded Thursday — a move that could result in significant fines for the company. Read More
A state law containing stricter guidelines for natural gas pipeline operators is set to take effect on Jan. 1.
Assembly Bill 56 by Assemblyman Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, will require utilities to install remote-controlled shut-off valves on pipelines that run through highly populated areas. Read More
All that nasty hand-wringing and name-calling that came out earlier this year between the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency and the California Public Utilities Commission appears to have dissipated, as the two sides now are content on playing nice to avoid any looming legal battles over Muni’s rail system. Read More
Seven months after California rail regulators stunned Muni by issuing a litany of violations with the transit agency’s operations, the two sides will meet for a prehearing conference to discuss the status of the state investigation. Read More
Headlines have screamed “PG&E, PG&E, PG&E” in the year since the fatal San Bruno pipeline explosion, but the utility company is not the only entity that runs pipelines carrying hazardous materials under our feet.There are nearly 6,000 miles of pipeline operated by private companies and public utilities that carry liquid petroleum products across the state’s mountains, valleys, towns and cities. Read More