Posts Tagged ‘ California ’

PUC reform vetoes send wrong message

Oct 25th, 2015 | By admin

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

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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Workers’ comp ruling may reduce Fresno County liability in gas pipeline blast

May 27th, 2015 | By admin
This Pacific Gas & Electric Co. photo shows the area at the Fresno Sheriff’s Foundation shooting range where the natural gas line exploded last month. | PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC CO.

BY MARC BENJAMIN Fresno County is trying to shield itself from high-cost lawsuits from inmates who worked at the Fresno Sheriff’s Foundation shooting range the day a Pacific Gas & Electric pipeline exploded by saying the inmates fall under the state Workers’ Compensation program. If the county succeeds, the medical bills of 10 injured
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How PG&E missed chance to avert San Bruno blast

May 27th, 2015 | By admin
Cars and homes lie burned out in San Bruno, Calif. on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010. (Photo by Jana Asenbrennerova/Special to the San Francisco Chronicle)

By Jaxon Van Derbeken May 23, 2015 Updated: May 23, 2015 6:44pm Seven years before a natural-gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno killed eight people, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. engineers were alerted that a crucial piece of information about the pipe’s troubled history was missing, a newly uncovered document shows. That information could have been tracked
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PG&E gas pipeline explodes near Fresno; at least 11 hurt

Apr 20th, 2015 | By admin

By John King, David R. Baker and Kale Williams A Pacific Gas and Electric Co. natural gas pipeline near Fresno erupted in a fireball Friday afternoon — injuring at least 11 people and temporarily closing down Highway 99 — after a tractor operator accidentally punctured the 12-inch line, authorities said. Eleven victims were transported to
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San Bruno explosion: PG&E criminal trial will begin in March 2016

Mar 11th, 2015 | By admin

By George Avalos, SAN FRANCISCO — The PG&E criminal trial on federal charges for its alleged role in causing a fatal natural gas explosion in San Bruno will start one year from now — which would be more than five years after the lethal blast, it was disclosed at a court hearing in San Francisco
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Protesters try to spoil swanky party for ex-CPUC head

Feb 13th, 2015 | By admin
Photo: Scott Strazzante / The Chronicle

Protesters try to spoil swanky party for ex-CPUC head By J.K. Dineen Published 8:56 pm, Thursday, February 12, 2015 Some 250 guests packed a downtown San Francisco ballroom on Thursday night to honor Michael Peevey, the embattled former California Public Utilities Commission president who is under investigation for possible corruption at the agency. Outside, a dozen protesters tried
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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

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

·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

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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