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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
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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“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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Well now …

Dec 10th, 2013 | By Mark
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Regular readers of this site – and from the analytics, we can tell that there are tens of thousands of you, all over the world – may have noticed a distinct lack of new content here over the past few weeks and months; a slowing of the pace with which new material (original reporting, supported
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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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