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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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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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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 mbenjamin@fresnobee.com 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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Pacific Gas & Electric Co. President Announces Retirement

May 27th, 2015 | By admin

SAN FRANCISCO — May 27, 2015, 2:14 AM ET The man who led Pacific Gas & Electric Company through a deadly 2010 pipeline explosion in the San Francisco area is retiring at the end of the year. PG&E announced the retirement of Christopher P. Johns in a statement Tuesday, praising his leadership and service. PG&E
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Judge says pipeline restraining order is beyond his jurisdiction

May 7th, 2015 | By admin
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BY MARC BENJAMIN The Fresno BeeMay 7, 2015 •  Judge said state rules prohibit him from issuing order • Lawyers say most issues have been clarified • Videotaping remains a sticking point for utilities commission ____ A Fresno County judge refused to intervene Thursday in a legal fight over testing of the damaged pipeline from last month’s natural
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PG&E gas pipeline explodes near Fresno; at least 11 hurt

Apr 20th, 2015 | By admin
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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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Protesters try to spoil swanky party for ex-CPUC head

Feb 13th, 2015 | By admin
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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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“NaturalGasWatch.ORG” Delay in Updates…..WHY?——GREED!!

May 25th, 2014 | By admin
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Greetings Friends! As you may have noticed. www.NaturalGasWatch.org has been on somewhat of a forced hiatus in posting new updates due to an unscrupulous individual attempting to generate a PROFIT from our NON-PROFIT website work in improving natural gas pipeline safety by accusing Natural Gas Watch of a copyright infringement/theft. We were sent a demand
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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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