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PG&E due to be arraigned on April 21 in criminal case over San Bruno explosion

Apr 9th, 2014 | By admin
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By George Avalos Oakland Tribune SAN FRANCISCO — PG&E is scheduled to be formally told of the felony criminal charges against it in connection with its alleged role in the fatal San Bruno natural gas explosion when the utility is arraigned at a hearing on April 21. The utility is expected to enter a plea
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Federal criminal charges likely in fatal Calif. pipeline explosion

Mar 27th, 2014 | By admin
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·Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. says the company will likely face federal criminal charges for its role in a fatal gas pipeline explosion in the San Francisco Bay Area. PG&E Corp. and its subsidiary filed a disclosure document Thursday with the Securities and Exchange Commission reporting that they expect
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Vacant Carmel home destroyed in explosion

Mar 3rd, 2014 | By admin
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By LARRY PARSONS Herald Staff Writer A natural gas explosion leveled a long-vacant Carmel home late Monday morning and shattered windows on two nearby homes. The blast was heard blocks away. A one-block area around the home at Third Avenue and Guadalupe Street was evacuated for about an hour to make sure gas in the
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STATE NATURAL GAS REGULATIONS!

Feb 23rd, 2014 | By admin

www.NaturalGasWatch.org  Added an amazing new chapter to their website where all visitors can browse each states natural gas regulations from one source with NGW. MUCH MORE IMPROVEMENTS TO COME!! www.naturalgaswatch.org



This Week In Natural Gas Leaks and Explosions – November 4, 2013

Nov 4th, 2013 | By Mark
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Every month natural gas leaks and explosions do serious damage, with more often than not fatal consequences. October 2013 was no exception. Ed. note: If you enjoy the content and coverage you get here at NaturalGasWatch.org, please take a moment to click on one of the advertisements you’ll find above or on the right-hand side
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The Emails PG&E Didn’t Want You To See

Oct 9th, 2013 | By Mark
An aerial view of the San Bruno, California, natural gas explosion as it happened in September 2010. (Photo courtesy NTSB.)

More than a week after internal emails discussing the possibility of a another massive natural gas explosion came to light, the California Public Utilities Commission yesterday ordered PG&E to shut down a pipeline that runs through San Carlos, California, until the agency can verify that it is safe to operate. Ed. note: If you enjoy
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PG&E Continued to Operate Natural Gas Pipeline After Court Order to Shut It Down

Oct 8th, 2013 | By Mark
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PG&E continued to operate a potentially explosive natural gas pipeline in norther California for nearly a week after a Superior court judge ordered the transmission line to be shut down, according to documents obtained by NaturalGasWatch.org. Ed. note: If you enjoy the content and coverage you get here at NaturalGasWatch.org, please take a moment to
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This Week In Natural Gas Leaks and Explosions – Sept. 9, 2013

Sep 9th, 2013 | By Mark
A natural-gas fueld fire rages out of control on Sept. 9, 2010, after an enormous naturla gas explosion in San Bruno, California. State and federal regulators later determined that the PG&E, the owner and operator of the pipeline that blew up, could have prevented the blast with basic safety precautions and adequate record-keeping practices. (Photo courtesy NTSB.)

Three years ago today, a massive natural gas explosion devastated a neighborhood in San Bruno, California, killing, eight people, injuring 66 others and destroying 38 homes – and for many area residents and policymakers, more than a few key questions remain unanswered. Ed. note: If you enjoy the content and coverage you get here at
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Congressional Report: Failing Natural Gas Infrastructure Costs Consumers Billions, Threatens Environment and Public Safety

Aug 1st, 2013 | By Mark
A major natural gas explosion in Allentown, PA, killed five people and destroyed a neighborhood on Feb. 10, 2011.

A new report issued by the U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee says a failing natural gas pipeline infrastructure costs American consumers billions of dollars each year, adds to global warming and jeopardizes the public health and safety. Ed. note: If you enjoy the content and coverage you get here at NaturalGasWatch.org, please take
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This Week In Natural Gas Leaks and Explosions – July 15, 2013

Jul 15th, 2013 | By Mark
Natural gas flares from a hydraulic fracturing well where an explosion sent eight workers to the hospital to be treated for burns on July 7 in Doddridge County, West Virginia. Photo Credit: Tara Lohan/Meghan Nesbit

The lazy days of summer vacation are over here at NaturalGasWatch.org, but unfortunately, natural gas explosions and leaks never take a break. We may have been at the beach watching the tide roll away, but the wave of destruction wrought by the natural gas industry rolled on, exacting a heavy and, more often than not,
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