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What is causing multiple gas line strikes in Sacramento?

Mar 19th, 2016 | By admin
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Joe Rubin and Thomas Jensen, KXTV 3:57 PM. PDT March 18, 2016 There’s a gas leak! It’s a phrase that causes an adrenaline rush and leads to fears that there could be an explosion. While that explosion hasn’t occurred in Sacramento, a large construction project in the city has led to several close calls – too
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CPUC begins hearings on Carmel explosion and five other PG&E pipeline accidents

Jan 21st, 2016 | By admin
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Bay City News ServicePublished: January 19, 2016, 11:36 pm SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) — As the California Public Utilities Commission began a new round of hearings in San Francisco today into PG&E’s pipeline record-keeping, Carmel Mayor Jason Burnett called for sweeping reforms and possibly a break-up of the utility. “We are demanding major reforms of PG&E, including its
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Methane leak debacle needs a broad investigation

Jan 21st, 2016 | By admin
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By The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board | 6 p.m. Jan. 20, 2016 Residents hold signs during a hearing over a gas leak at the Southern California Gas Company’s Aliso Canyon Storage Facility near Porter Ranch, in Los Angeles on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016. Southern California air regulators face a simple decision Saturday over a 12-week-old gas leak
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Utility says it understated carcinogen levels

Jan 17th, 2016 | By admin
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Jan 16, 2016 byMike Newman The findings were released in response to Southern California Gas Company’s admission that the company understated the number of times the cancer-causing chemical benzene has spiked over the last three months. Because the gas company’s company readings of benzene are taken instantaneously, air quality officials said they should be compared
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Prosecutors: PG&E Resisted Record Keeping Change After Blast

Jan 15th, 2016 | By admin
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Thursday, January 14, 2016 | Sacramento, CA | Permalink Tfinc / WikiMedia (AP) – Prosecutors in a criminal case stemming from a deadly natural-gas explosion in California say a former Pacific Gas & Electric company employee experienced resistance when she tried to improve the company’s record keeping. Investigators have blamed the 2010 blast in part on
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Shocking thermal video shows ‘unprecedented’ outpouring of methane in Los Angeles that has been spewing out noxious fumes for two months

Dec 28th, 2015 | By admin
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A massive gas leak is erupting from an energy facility in Aliso Canyon, California, causing one of the biggest environmental disasters in US history. Residents have reportedly fallen ill from the noxious fumes which have been spewing into the air at the rate of 110,000 pounds per hour since October. A video taken last week
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Displaced Residents Call on Governor to Visit Gas Well Blowout on 2nd Month Anniversary

Dec 24th, 2015 | By admin
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By GlobeNewswire,  December 22, 2015, 10:49:00 PM EDT Uncontrolled Well Blowout Fills Neighborhood With Noxious Gases Methane Emitting Hourly From Site Could Generate Electric Power for 41,727 Homes Daily PORTER RANCH, Calif., Dec. 22, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Since October 23, 2015 more than 30,000 residents of Porter Ranch have been subjected to massive gas and
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Judge tosses counts in criminal case tied to pipeline blast

Dec 24th, 2015 | By admin
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DECEMBER 23, 2015 8:54 PM The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO More than half of the felony counts Pacific Gas and Electric Co. faced from a natural-gas explosion that killed eight people near San Francisco were dismissed on Wednesday by a federal judge who said that some of the alleged offenses were too similar. District Court
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PUC reform vetoes send wrong message

Oct 25th, 2015 | By admin
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Posted: Saturday, October 24, 2015 9:33 pm | Updated: 9:38 pm, Sat Oct 24, 2015. Thomas Elias There’s something crazy when the most powerful agency in California government spends an entire year mired in scandal caused in large part by inadequate controls over the activities of its key people — and not a single reform emerges. That’s the
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Infrastructure Replacement Replacing Gas Leaks?—Improving Safety?

Sep 19th, 2015 | By admin
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I have seen many comments and claims with regard to the gas leaks in Massachusetts with many claiming credit, as well as claims the Infrastructure Replacement is good for ratepayers and is a solution to the 25,000 gas leaks in Massachusetts I PERSONALLY exposed as president of NEGWA over 5 years ago! This story is
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